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Securing Your Workplace with Physical Security

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

Businesses operating in the modern world continuously face security risks at every step. With everchanging technology these threats can loop in from anywhere, thus reaffirming our faith in implementing physical security and protecting our people and system from any theft or loss.

While preparing your business against cybersecurity is crucial, physical security threats should not be overlooked. Having proper physical security methods in place can amount to a huge difference in keeping your business and data safe.

Understanding Physical Security

Physical security is the protection of people, hardware, data, software, physical assets and property from unforeseen action or events that could cause damage or loss. Today physical security is equally important as cybersecurity, and it keeps you protected from theft, vandalism, burglary, fire, flood, and other natural disasters. An extensive physical security plan combines the best of both technology and specialized hardware resulting in developing a close connection.

 

Benefits of Physical Security

Before carrying out the physical security measures at your business place, it’s imperative to do a risk assessment to identify current hazards and risks in your security plan and then determine how these can be eliminated. Having the right set of tools in place can mitigate the chance of future intrusions or loss and helps in the smooth functioning of your business in the long run. Defining your requirements and objectives helps ensure you are not oversold or undersold the security service you need.

 

The physical security trends 2022 involves three main elements: – Access Control, Surveillance, and Testing. A physical security plan’s success is often associated with the proper working and monitoring of these components.

 

Access Control

To keep your organization safe, you need to limit and control the access to sites, facilities, and materials from unauthorised people. Limiting access to certain assets will bring in greater control and ensure a systematic approach in the organization. The main entry and exit are the focal defence points for most physical security systems. Implementing defence items such as steel gates, fences, screening devices, CCTVs can act as deterrents to any intrusions. Numerous modern access control technologies will aid in the selection of the best system for you.

While selecting the physical security system you should consider the credentials of the supporting technology if it’s on-premises or cloud-based.

 

Cloud-based security is recommended over an on-premises control plan, as its working can be managed remotely. Apart from this cloud-based control offers great ease in managing user’s data and makes internal integration to security systems much convenient.

 

Surveillance

Surveillance considers everything from patrolling guards, CCTV, monitored alarms, video surveillance to infra-red movement sensors and tracking all movements. These surveillance devices are of great help in capturing criminal activities around your property. In addition to this, a CCTV or a video surveillance system can deter the risk of intrusion or squat with their presence on a property. You’ll be able to view real-time footage with video surveillance and in case of sighting a criminal event, the visual evidence will help in identifying the criminal in the court.

 

Testing

Once the physical security system is in place, plan rigorous fire drills for testing all physical security challenges your business place may encounter. You must run security and emergency drills within your organization and ensure that the administration has the required access to all physical security controls. Involve your staff when discussing the physical security control procedures this will give you a dual benefit, first, it will make your employees feel safer at work and second, it will put a stop to any fraudulent practices observed in the office, knowing a physical security system is in place.

 

Summing-up

Shergroupies with their subject experts will tick off the physical security barriers hindering your workflow and ensure your office space is well protected with the most appropriate physical security system in place. Contact us via our website www.shergroup.com or drop us a message on any of our social platforms and we will revert within 24 business hours.

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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