The past few weeks we have changed our usual script for blogs and have been telling the story of one of our vendors, The Marketing Squad, who experienced a subtle office break-in a few months ago. If you missed last week’s blog about their break-in, catch up here. Be sure to catch up on the first blog introducing the topic that can be found here.
This week, we wrap up the series with more details from The Marketing Squad’s break-in, additional consequences they experienced, and how it all could have been prevented. You can even see a video testimonial featuring Bryce and Sarah, the CEO and Office Manager respectively, discussing their thoughts about the incident on our Facebook page.
How To Handle A Workplace Break-In
Unless you have also experienced a break-in, you can only begin to imagine how much productivity their team lost the day they discovered their office had been broken into over the weekend. Although not everyone was stolen from, collective feelings of vulnerability and having been violated quickly settled over everyone and were not easily ignored.
Attacks and natural disasters, for the most part, are usually unexpected and ill-prepared for. Even the damage from last year’s wildfires couldn’t have been prevented at the rate they unexpectedly grew. Although you may not know when and if your office is going to be broken into and/or damaged, being prepared for dealing with the after-effects of any threats you’re exposed to is always a smart and proactive step you can take to be sure you properly handle workplace break-ins and damage.
You can do this by creating a Contingency Plan. We’ve simplified it down to three easy-to-follow steps that can be created for your business and specific threats. While threats might be unexpected, your contingency plan will keep you ready and prepared to deal with them.
The Marketing Squad followed all of the proper protocols when they realized what had happened. An officer came by to write up the incident, which was quickly followed up by a detective coming in to try to find fingerprints. It took the rest of the day to comb through the office and discover everything that was missing. Then Sarah spent another week communicating with the insurance company for a few hours every day as they went back and forth trying to roundup receipts, find the replacement values, and much more.
Things can always be replaced, but what can never be gained back is lost time and productivity in the aftermath of something like this as well as the feelings of vulnerability. Since The Marketing Squad did not have a security surveillance system, the people who broke in and stole from them have not been found and may never be.
Preventing Workplace Break-Ins With Comprehensive Business Security Equipment
For The Marketing Squad, they will always be better prepared for handling a break-in, if one were to ever happen again, now that they’ve experienced it once. The goal, of course, is to prevent them from ever happening. Immediately after working with the officer, detective, and notifying their insurance company, Bryce went to a local business security provider and got pricing for a comprehensive system.
The Marketing Squad strongly recommends other businesses to have someone come out for a security consultation and investing in the must-haves of a complete business security system.
We provide a free business security assessment where our safety experts come out to your location and survey your building and surroundings and then offer recommendations for increasing your security.
If you don’t have a security system in place, learn from The Marketing Squad’s story and invest in a comprehensive security system before you might need it. Register here for our free business security assessment.