The electronic security industry is an ever-changing market with new products released daily. As the industry continues to progress, customers are faced with decisions that can affect them for years. For that reason, it’s imperative that United Security provide its customers with solid, reliable equipment and service that lasts.
By utilizing the different levels of security, a business can increase production, reduce theft, lower liability claims and insurance costs.
The most important part of any security plan is the people. A typical weakness to most security plans is the lack of a comprehensive risk and vulnerability assessment, and most only address security from an electronics systems perspective.
“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
Unfortunately, security is often ignored until an incident occurs. With a long-term security plan in place, goals are met, budgets are maintained and surprises are kept to a minimum. Some key points to successful system design include:
- Inventory access points, including doors, windows, roof access and underground access.
- Defining the inner and outer site perimeters as well as secure areas.
- Potential growth and upgrades.
- Policies and procedures.
It’s important that businesses have security policies in place that:
- Limit access to necessary personnel.
- Monitor and review the distribution of keys and/or access codes.
- Upon termination keys are collected and/or access codes are terminated.
- Monitor equipment that is portable .
- Make full use of electronic security.
- Report losses at the time they were discovered.