Crime Prevention

Power Failures

Know how to respond during a power failure. Be sure to keep a flashlight handy in case the lights go out. Remember the following:

  • Contact the business owner or manager to find out if you should stay open.
  • Make sure you know how to record sales and secure cash.
  • Make sure all vault doors are secure.
  • Turn off the circuit breakers. This will help avoid a power surge when the power comes back on. You may want to leave on the breakers for the lights, so you will know when the power comes back on.
  • Be extra careful after dark. You will probably need to close the business and lock the front and rear doors.
  • After the power comes back on, check to make sure all electrical equipment is on and working properly.