Business Crime Direct

Welcome to Business Crime Direct. We are an independent non-profit making team located within the Security Industry. We are in a unique position to help all businesses to PREVENT crime, REDUCE the fear of crime and RESTORE public confidence. We do this by:

  • offering free and independent crime prevention and reduction advice
  • setting up Crime Alert schemes to encourage businesses to work together and communicate to combat crime.

Security grants may be available within your area

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Crime Alerts

What is a Crime Alert?

Crime and Disorder have a negative effect on businesses. This leads to:

  • loss of customers by day and night leading to reduced profits
  • loss of investment, leading to empty shops
  • less choice for customers
  • less employment opportunities
  • less attractive shopping areas and poorly maintained streets
  • less busy streets leads to people feeling unsafe
  • difficulties for businesses in obtaining affordable insurance
  • downturn for the local economy and community
A Crime Alert scheme is a crime reduction initiative which brings businesses together with partner agencies to tackle crime and disorder.
A Crime Alert scheme comprises of one or more of the following crime reduction activities:
  • Data Sharing Agreement with the local Police.
  • Radio network linking businesses together
  • Ringmaster automatic information circulation system
  • Photographs Albums and Intelligence sharing (following completion of a signed agreement)
  • Services of a Crime Reduction Manager
  • Exclusion and banning orders
  • Data Sharing Agreements

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Sound Workplace Practices

A sound workplace practice is the effective ethics management. The companies with high standards of ethical conduct results in, raising morale of employees, enhanced corporate image, improved bottom-line image and increase in number of customers. One of the important tasks of management is to convince their employees to accept ethical values of organization.

Following are some points which can be considered:

  • Understanding the importance of ethical conduct: Ethical conduct benefited all the parties in the organization. Employees who have trust in management will contribute their maximum to the entity. It’s opposite in an unethical environment, productivity of employees decline, loyalty diminishes, desire of personal profit over organizational goals increases and staff turnover and absenteeism increases. Customers also prefer to be loyal and associated with those companies which adhere to ethical codes.
  • Allocate roles and responsibility: The approach may vary from entity to entity. A committee of ethics management represents the whole entity with responsibility of administering and implementing an ethics management program. Identification, modeling and monitoring the codes of ethical values are part of ethics management program. An ethics officer or manager is the senior manager but does not belong to legal or human resource department. He/she is trained in dealing with matters of ethics in workplace and also has responsibility to manage the program. He can save all records in data sim cards. Board and staff must look that top management should take ethical values seriously.
  • Develop code of ethical conduct: The process of development of ethical code of conduct makes employees sensitize to ethical consideration and also minimizes the occurrence of unethical behavior. It is the best way, to avoid the occurrence of ethical dilemmas in the first place.
  • Focus on the ethical conduct: The term ‘ethical conduct’ is little more meaningful and comprehensive than ‘ethics’. The ethical values are meaningless if they are not generating just, observable and fair behavior in workplace.
  • Demonstrate ethical practices: The best method of gaining reputation for ethical conduct by the organization is to demonstrate the ethical behavior. Everyone’s commitment to ethics management program is the best advertisement. As staff now is aware about the benefits of ethics management, the number of issues is expected to be more identical. So, the management should be prepared to deal with them.