3 Ways To Prevent Vending Machine Vandalism

    [fa icon="clock-o"] Sep 21, 2015 8:00:00 PM [fa icon="user"] Vending Group

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    There's nothing convenient about a vending machine when it gets vandalized. Especially if it's a recurring issue. What was supposed to be an added amenity for your business suddenly becomes an inconvenience. So what are you supposed to do?

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    Our customers who experience vandalism to their machines often ask us what can be done to prevent it from happening again. Here three measures we suggest:

    1. Place the machine in a visible area. 

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    Perhaps the best advice to stop a vending machine from being vandalized is to have the equipment placed in a high-traffic area. A place where many people (either customers or staff members) will be able to see the machine. While it's not always desirable to have a piece of vending equipment in plain view, it's a sure-fire way to keep potential vandals from damaging the machine. The more visible the machine, the less likely it is to be vandalized. 

    2. Install security cameras. 

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    Another tip is to have security cameras installed. You may have to get approval from your ownership for this, but cameras will deter a lot of vandalism. And if someone does break into the machine, your chances of catching the culprit increase substantially.

    3. Try a security cage. 

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    A security cage is another option if vandalism is prevalent on your machine. Though not aesthetically pleasing (it looks like the vending machine is in jail), a security cage will help prevent damage to the equipment. 

    Consider these options if you're experiencing on-going vandalism to your vending machines, and be sure to notify your vending supplier right away.

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    Written by Vending Group