Banks and financial institutions were the first to implement security measures – even prior to the modern advances in technology. It’s imperative that as society changes – especially with everything that has happened the last three years – for banks to regularly review their security measures, and make the appropriate updates to maintain the security of safety for their employees and customers.
Let’s take a look at the 5 things that banks should review to ensure they have the most up to date security protocols.
With the COVID pandemic came the rise of PPE. Wearing a face mask, while previously unacceptable, is now commonplace. While many wear masks for health reasons, some could take advantage of this by using facemasks to obscure their face to attempt a robbery. One way you can combat this is by having a double entry door. This allows you to keep the outside door unlocked, and only allowing entry through the secondary locked doors after the visitors have shown their face through a security camera. This helps to ensure that the face of anyone entering the bank is captured on your video surveillance system.
2. Teller Security Cameras
You may already have security cameras positioned on the exterior of your bank building and in the lobby, but there may be some areas that you have not thought of. With the advance in technology and the various sizes of cameras, you can install video surveillance of all areas of the building, including teller area, vaults, ATMs, as well as all other high traffic areas such as hallways and parking lots. With cameras located all over, you can easily monitor interactions between customers and employees. You can even use the recordings for training purposes as well as assessing security threats. All cameras should have a quality video feed in the event you need a screen capture of a face for evidence. You should also be sure that someone is reviewing the footage on a regular basis to know that all the cameras are working and none of the views are obstructed. We offer video monitoring services and more at Strauss Security Solutions.
3. Bill Trap Detector
Most banks already have panic buttons at all teller desks for security reasons, but have you considered bill trap detectors? These are silent alarms that go off when money is taken from a particular location that is not utilized. Often banks have a specific location for cash that is used in a robbery that will set off the silent alarm automatically when the money is taken. This does not call unwanted attention to the teller from those who have chosen to rob from your bank, and keeps employees and customers more safe.
4. Bank Vaults and Safes
Safe and Vault technology needs to be reviewed often to keep ahead of those who know how to break into a safe. You can visit our showroom if you are local to Des Moines to peruse all the latest options to keep larger amounts of money safe and secure. We also have many special services available to you for your bank vaults. If you aren’t local just send us a message informing us what you are looking for, and we are happy to help!
5. ATM Monitoring
Since ATMs are not staffed by people, you want to ensure that there are extra security measures built into the machines. Strauss Security can offer a variety of options for monitoring your ATMs. This includes the installation of a security camera inside the ATM to capture anyone who uses the machine, the installation of GPS tracking inside the ATM, and security cameras focused on the surrounding areas.
CONTACT US TO SECURE YOUR BANK
Whatever your business needs, Strauss Security can customize a security plan for your bank that identifies and deters activities that can harm your business and threaten your employees. Secure your bank by knowing all the options Strauss Security provides. Contact Strauss Security today to learn more about what tools we can provide to keep your business secure.