In 1626 a Dutchman named Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the Lenape Indians for twenty-four dollars’ worth of glass beads. This single transaction has been labeled throughout history, “the greatest swindle of all time.”
We have all heard about the importance of measuring performance. After all every professional sport lists it leaders by ranking of an average, points made, and percentage of success. Imagine for a moment if these performance statistics were not kept? The real leaders of the sport would become anonymous, team strategies would be scrambled and worse, the fans would lose the ability to identify with the true heroes of the game. As for the players, how can they improve if they don’t know what they must improve upon?
Getting a good alarm system installed in your shop doesn’t guarantee that you won’t suffer a burglary loss.
Recently, one of our customers in the western part of the country suffered a large burglary loss. The customer had a very good alarm system, (UL Certified Central Station Grade AA, Safe Complete), which covered the entire perimeter of his shop and his safe. One evening he received a phone call from his alarm company notifying him of an alarm condition at one of his stores. The customer sent one of his managers to the store to meet the police.
With all of the economic uncertainty going on in this Country and with unemployment still high, we have seen an increase in violent robberies and burglaries across the Nation. We thought it important to provide the Pawnbroker community with a few reminders on some best practices for security.