Building Management urges Tenants to take precautions to protect their company and employees’ belongings. The following tips can help reinforce office protection, especially if these tips are reproduced and posted in your office as a reminder.
- Lock all doors when the office is unattended or when practical control of entrance and exit areas is not possible. In the event of an emergency evacuation, be sure to lock entry doors to your premises if time permits. However, if there is a fire in the building, do not lock your door(s) so that access to the area of fire can be facilitated.
- Hang coats and jackets away from the entrance to the office, where they cannot be easily viewed and/or stolen when staff is busy or out of sight of the garments.
- Keep purses and gift packages out of sight and locked inside a desk or cabinet if possible. Purses should not be left on or under desks.
- Keep valuables out of sight and under lock and key. Avoid keeping large quantities of cash in the office and keep both petty cash and stamps in a locked drawer, cabinet or safe.
- Tenants should report all vandalism, thefts or suspicious activity to the Boston Police Department at 911 and then advise building management. Building management urges you to treat your suite and the common areas of the building as you would your home with due respect.
- Lock desks when not seated at them.
- If you should encounter an unknown person in your suite or on your floor, be prepared to challenge the person. A simple “May I help you?” may prevent potential problems. Be aware that a person may use an old trick of engaging you in conversation to observe your office setup and routine for later use.
- Solicitation is not permitted in the building. If solicitors enter your suite, please inform them of this policy. Please call building management and report solicitors immediately.
- Report anyone or anything that does not appear normal. “If you see something, say something”.