Recent crime reports released by police.qld.gov.au have focused on residential crime hotspots across Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. For employers, it's equally as important to secure your business.
Burglary is recognised as the most common offence, accounting for approximately 35% of incidents. Businesses that hold large amounts of money on location, have few employees, trade late at night, deal face-to-face with customers and stock small, high-value items are considered to be most at risk. (http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/documents/bf/business_safety_fact_sheet.pdf)
The Queensland Police Department list a series of steps that can help:
1. Install solid, external doors fitted with quality locks.
2. Reinforce glass in doors/windows with shatter resistant or laminated glass.
3. Protect windows with security screens and window locks.
The list in its entirety is available here.