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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?

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  • Replacement of outdated video equipment with enhanced cameras and recorders;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 2/01/04

First published on 02/01/2004

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