Let's be really frank...most businesses simply take in their daily mail and deliveries, open them, distribute them accordingly and move on to other tasks. And that's exactly the type of target a terrorist (domestic or international) might prey upon. It's what's called a soft target.
On the other hand, hard targets are those who put into place measures that are designed to mitigate issues arising from a mail or package bomb, or bio-weapon. Terrorists generally bypass hard target and move on to a softer target to exploit.
Here are some things to look for to help identify potential problems with your incoming mail and/or packages:
(1) Lack of a return address
(2) Poorly written and/or misspelled words
(3) Unsolicited letters/packages from foreign countries
(4) Presence of excessive postage
(5) Presence of wiring
(6) Presence of oil stains
(7) Presence of unusual odors
If you suspect a letter or package of containing an explosive or bio-weapon, immediately leave the item where it is...evacuate the immediate area...notify the police.
If your company or entity is in need of a review of your current mail security policies and procedures, or if you need to establish such a plan, please contact Doug Runyon at (800) 270-8343 ext. 711 or by email at: email@example.com