Spot the liar in your business using these simple cheats
Guard patrol systems help you maintain an excellent level of service. You monitor the movements of security personnel using security patrol systems and have the ability to follow a timeline of their activity as they tour around a property.
Without guard patrol systems you are taking staff at face value, you rely on them being honest and only have their word to verify they have completed a full tour of a building.
Say you could spot telltale signs of lies though. Suppose you had a few tricks packed away in your arsenal that enabled you to tell if somebody was telling a few untruths.
We’ve listed a few common signs that somebody is lying in our next blog. If you have doubts about somebody see if they do any of these actions.
1. Stuttering or stammering out of character
Is the person you suspect of lying having trouble getting their words out? Have they suddenly developed a stammer, are they spluttering over their words, could this temporary speech impediment be caused by them feeling uncomfortable?
A sudden stammer or difficulty getting words out could be a sign that something is seriously amiss.
2. Acting nervously
Does the person seem nervous suddenly? If they start to fiddle with paperwork when you ask a few questions or start shuffling their feet what’s causing them to feel awkward?
Unless they’re naturally shy and nervous this could be a warning signal, continue with your questions and see if the nerves increase or decrease, liars find it hard to hide these emotions.
3. Not making eye contact
Talk to a person that can’t make eye contact and alarm bells should be ringing, what have they got to hide? This lack of confidence has to mean something.
There is a flipside to eye contact though. Some liars will overemphasise eye contact. They’ll keep staring at you in an attempt to get their point across, whether it’s true or not!
4. Taking a defensive stance
Liars can take a defensive stance when cornered. They might fold their arms or try to place inanimate objects between you and them to act as a kind of barrier.
If the person goes on the defensive they’ll start to behave and act suspiciously, they might even become a little aggressive so watch out and be on your guard.
Finally, does the person provide you with more information than you asked for? Liars are known for providing surplus information without prompts. They’ll exaggerate the lie a little and make it sound even less plausible as a result.
When people over-elaborate there’s a good chance they are lying, watch out for this telltale sign.
Of course, you wouldn’t have to worry about security personnel lying to you if you had a guard patrol product in place. Their movements would be tracked every step of the way!