In the perfect scenario, a workplace would be a safe, friendly world, untouched by problems that affect other parts of society. All security services in our buildings would be trustworthy and kind. Nothing bad would ever happen. Unfortunately, the idyllic workplace does not exist. Although the possibility is remote that activities such as theft and vandalism, military or corporate espionage and personal attack could happen in your organization, you must prepare for them. Everyone wants to feel safe in the workplace but may not be able to pinpoint exactly how to make this feeling a reality.
Are you security aware? Do you have situational awareness? This list of scenarios could go on and on, and in most cases any of these actions would probably be harmless. All you'd be doing would be trusting other people or helping someone out, but the truth is that all of these are risky behavior. Similarly, letting a stranger through coded access doors or sharing the access code with anyone other than your coworkers, could also make a thief’s job easier. Your personal belongings in the workplace, your computer and other electronic devices, and your information are all worthy the best protection possible. There are many common sense things that building managers, security officers and all employees can do to enhance physical safety.
These range from alterations to office layout and outside landscaping to different ways of behaving when at the office. Locked doors, secure screen savers, and co-workers watch note for each other, are all low-cost common-sense approaches to increase workplace security. Besides, because it is often difficult to prosecute IT security crimes, physical security provides a set of real-world laws with which to prosecute intruders.
In most cases the best way of ensuring physical security in an office building is to create a series of concentric rings for protection, that make it difficult for intruders to reach the parts of the building where there are people and their possessions. This approach is called defense and depth and when you contact us, you will understand what and how it works.