A few days ago I arrived at my office and realised that someone had been in my office. Several items were in the wrong place. After discussions with the building security, they reviewed literally hours of closed ciruit tv footage and came up with this image. The girl in the picture entered our offices at 7.28pm. At the time there were still a few people in the office working, including me. From the video, we were able to see that shortly afterwards, everyone left but she was still somewhere in our offices, hiding. An hour later, she was seen leaving the office and headed for the back staircase where she proceeded to walk down from the 6th floor and left the building at 8.45pm.
What did she steal? Well, bizarrely she ignored valuables including laptop computers that were on desks. All she took was business cards of clients. My entire box of business cards was emptied as well as a few other colleagues.
It was a bit of a wake up call. We have become extremely careless in our security measures. Valuable items are left in plain sight and the office door is often left wide open after hours. This has of course now been addressed.
So at the risk of sounding condescending, I hope you will all not take security for granted. A few extra precautions may require very little effort but could avoid disaster.
Oh, and if you ever see this girl, please give her a very severe slap around the face from me, many thanks!