A thief walks through an unlocked door and manages to steal valuable property – money, fixtures and intellectual property.
A security guard, working a double shift, falls asleep and fails to prevent a violent crime on the premises.
An office employee wanders into the wrong area of the building and suffers an injury due to lack of proper safety clothing or equipment.
Off-shift vandalism shuts down a factory line for days, costing the organization thousands of dollars.
These are all examples of poor physical security systems and procedures and they should never happen.
When things are under control, the organization operates smoothly and its people are kept safe and comfortable.
But when security systems fail, results can be disastrous.
How effective are your organization’s security measures?
A physical security assessment can tell you a lot about how “under control” things are in your organization or facility. If you’re unsure of that, check out these security ideas for business you can start using today.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
Get a straightforward assessment of your organization’s security systems before disaster strikes.
Start with a consultation with a qualified and experienced security firm. They know what to look for and what to recommend to keep your operation running smoothly.
A comprehensive assessment will evaluate the following:
- Access to the facility and to various areas within the facility of the right personnel at the right times
- Compliance with codes and regulations as well as with current best practices.
- Preparedness for a variety of contingencies- from fire to natural disasters and other emergencies.
- Risk management across a range of potential vulnerabilities- from personal injury liability to asset protection.
- Environmental responsibility and security of materials and equipment, which could pose risks to safety and health.
- Problems which might exist within an organization’s current security systems and procedures, including gaps and vulnerabilities, which may not have been previously considered or “caught.”
- Vulnerabilities to the security of the organization’s data and intellectual property.
- Appropriateness of the organization’s security program, given such factors as the location of the facility, the type of business, or the amount of foot or vehicle traffic anticipated at peak times.
- The effectiveness of the current security program
Maximize Your Security Resources
A great security firm not only knows how to find gaps and vulnerabilities but is sensitive to the limits of your organization’s resources.
It’s one thing to have the best security money can buy but most organizations have to maximize a limited budget. They need the most efficient and effective security program for the money they can afford to invest.
A professional assessment will not only show where the operation might be vulnerable but also reveal possible redundancies.
Make sure things are under control in your organization. Call a security professional, and walk through the operation right away to learn what a potential thief or vandal might already know about your organization’s vulnerabilities. After all, the time to know about a gap in your security system is before a disaster strikes.