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Alternatives to Bait Money/Bill Traps

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Dana Turner had mentioned in MN that many in the security field are suggesting we do away with bait money, bill traps etc... entirely. I understand the reasoning behind it, but what would you suggest as an alternative?
Answer: 

The Bank Protection Act requires institutions to assist in the identification, apprehension and prosecution of offenders. It is an industry-standard security practice that -- if you remove one security device or procedure -- you replace it with another one. Potential replacements for bait money and bill traps include:

  • Installation of bullet-resistant barriers;
  • Installation of security portals;
  • Replacement of outdated video equipment with enhanced cameras and recorders;
  • Develop and deliver enhanced robbery response training to all employees, including the teaching of appropriate suspect descriptors;
  • Placement of remote or fixed alarm devices at every workstation, including those occupied by platform personnel; and
  • Placement of signs regarding hats, sunglasses -- and that states that video surveillance equipment is used and images are stored off-site.



First published on BankersOnline.com 2/01/04

First published on 02/01/2004

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