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When you choose Shergroup Security as your integrated security provider, you are choosing a company with heritage and integrity.

Any threat to your office building is always a serious concern.

Having a proper security strategy in place is essential for the safety of your business. Whether you’ve had a break-in or a security breach in the past or you fear any security threat at present you need to be proactive in protecting your building and the people who work within.

The appropriate technique can help prevent or considerably reduce the likelihood of an incident. In this post, we’ll go over how you may use Shergroup’s perimeter security to keep your property safe. Before you do anything, you must first have a clear understanding of your specific requirements, situation, and available resources. Here are some suggestions for assessing your security condition.

#1 Know the gaps

Start by identifying any security flaws in your plan. For instance, if you’ve had any break-ins in the past, think about the information you can use from that incident to implement into your new strategy.

If you’ve never had a security breach before, you should think like a thief.

Consider if you were planning a break-in at your property. What kind of blind spots do you think you’d find? What kinds of access points would you think about?

#2 Know your area

You need to be aware of the surroundings you’re located in. Every area has different security needs Different areas have varying security needs, and it’s imperative to understand the most common crimes in your area.

When is crime likely to happen? At night? During the day? On weekends or holidays?

#3 Know the risks you’re facing

You should also be aware of the types of crimes that your company is most vulnerable to.

A warehouse and healthcare facility can attract distinct sorts of crime, and you can better safeguard your business if you know where the dangers are coming from.

It’s crucial that you spare some time to research the strategies criminals will likely employ and their motives in order to prepare a solid security strategy.

Only once you identify the security risks your property is likely to face, you can draw up a comprehensive plan that best suits your needs.

For example: Are the criminals more likely to blend in as ordinary visitors or break in after-hours? How experienced is the type of criminal that may be inclined to break into your premises?

#4 Know your budget

Consider your company’s budget. There is a wide choice of cutting-edge surveillance, alarm, and access control equipment available, but you may be unable to afford it due to budget constraints.

Knowing what is within your budget will give you a clearer notion of the manpower you’ll need to supplement any holes in your tech-backed security.

Shergroup’s Perimeter Security

After you’ve determined your precise security requirements, you can go on to the next phase, which is determining which security measures you’ll need to implement.

The perimeter security framework developed by Shergroup is a solid starting point for developing your security strategy.

1. Deter

Visual deterrence is your first line of protection. Thieves are primarily opportunists, therefore if your premises look to be too difficult to break into, they will most likely leave.

Visible surveillance cameras, gates, outdoor motion-activated lighting, and indoor lights that make your house appear occupied even when no one is present are the most effective deterrents.

Keep trees and plants well-trimmed and maintained around your building to prevent window or roof access and eliminate potential hiding spots.

Even signs announcing the presence of a surveillance system in and around your building can dissuade intruders from attempting to enter.

2. Detect

If an intruder gets past your first line of defence, you’ll need to invest in a reliable detecting system. Make sure your surveillance equipment covers all of the building’s entry points.

More than only your doors and windows need to be covered: Make sure to cover all possible entry points, such as low walls near the rear door or pathways.

It’s also important to consider how you’ll position your cameras. More than merely a visual deterrent, the cameras should be used.

Think about the angle and video quality they’ll get. Intruders, for example, will avoid being captured by looking away from the cameras or hiding their faces behind sunglasses, hats, or hoods, so positioning your cameras to capture only the tops of heads of people entering your premises would be pointless.

To monitor your security cameras, you should hire a specialist surveillance crew, such as Building Security Services.

If that’s not an option, you may set up event-based monitoring to notify you if it detects something unusual, such as movement on the property after office hours.

Surveillance systems will differ depending on the size of the company. Just make sure your camera system is connected to your security and access control systems.

You should be able to pull up the nearest camera to observe what’s going on whenever an alarm goes out during an event.

3. Deny

Your access control system is the next line of defence. Only your employees and staff should have access, however misplaced keys and key cards are frequently overlooked.

Former employees or even short-term contractors may still retain a key or know the alarm code. Such events can expose your company to substantial risks.

How to make your access control policy?

Here are some pointers on how to make your access control policy more secure |

1. Keep a Tight Check and Update

Make sure you keep your access control measures up to date on a regular basis. Even if there have been no instances of keys being stolen or lost, someone planning to break into your facility may have learned your access codes or obtained a copy of your keys.

If your business requires you to have temporary personnel or contractors, maintenance professionals, caterers, and other unknown people coming in and out of your premises on a frequent basis, this could be a problem.

The best course of action is to take all essential measures.

2. Create a system for reporting lost or stolen key

It’s possible that a lost key was stolen. Staff members or employees may be hesitant to report such incidents because they are afraid of the consequences or are preoccupied with other matters.

It’s important to emphasise the necessity of reporting lost keys as soon as possible.

You want to underline the procedure for reporting lost keys, as well as the fact that there are no penalties for doing so.

3. Individualize access codes

Having one shared door or alarm code may seem acceptable when your facility just has a small group of people.

Sharing the same access code, on the other hand, reduces a person’s sense of responsibility and increases the chances of making mistakes.

Individualizing access codes, on the other hand, heightens each person’s sense of accountability.

Assign different levels of access to different people if possible.

For example, visitors could only have access to public areas, employees could only have access to high-security locations, and contractors could only have access to select areas for a short time.

The nicest thing about access control systems is that they keep track of everything, which may be used for auditing and reporting in the event of a security breach.

4. Delay

The majority of perimeter breaches or break-ins are carried out by someone who has already been inside your building.

They may have acquired access to critical information, observed unattended assets on people’s desks, or discovered a security flaw in your system.

Even during workdays, when most individuals are likely to let their guard down, regulations must be in place to prevent potential security breaches.

For example, you may establish a policy requiring all visitors to sign in and possibly wear a tag while entering the premises, allowing you to quickly identify any unexpected guests.

Monitors and laptop computers, for example, should be secured to desks. Install locks on cabinets and doors that contain critical information or equipment.

Make it a policy that all of these cabinets and doors must be closed while not in use.

5. Defend

It’s critical to have trained security guard services that can monitor your premises, apply your rules, and respond in the event of a security incident, such as an intrusion, in addition to physical and technological security measures.

The amount of security employees you’ll need is determined by a variety of criteria, including the size of your building, potential blind spots, and the nature of your business.

You might wish to have guards patrol access points that aren’t covered by your camera system, for example.

Buildings in metropolitan regions with restricted access points, on the other hand, may only require two guards who can focus on visitor security and access control procedures.

Security companies should thoroughly brief their guards on their security processes and expectations as the most effective technique.

Make a robust security policy that will guide and support the security measures you’ve already implemented, and make sure the company you select has a thorough understanding of your property and business requirements.


If you want to hire professional security services to secure your office premises, then contact Shergroup. We offer top-notch building security services that keep your property and people protected. We have highly trained and licensed security experts in our team, and we provide custom security solutions to a wide range of clients. To learn more about the building security services we provide, contact us now.

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