How Important Is Physical Security In the Workplace?

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In our technology-driven world, cybersecurity gets a lot of attention from nearly every company in every industry. Of course, cybersecurity is important, but that should not replace or overshadow our concern regarding physical security. Whether you are in transportation, logistics, healthcare, utilities or any other industry, you have many physical security concerns. Physical security plays an important role in protecting personnel, important data, confidential information, products, and other company assets.

Don’t Neglect the Threat

Physical security is important in every organization, but those needs vary in degree based on any number of factors, such as the type of facility, its location, geography and more. Here are some common threats:

  • Power failure
  • Power fluctuation
  • Moisture
  • Flood
  • Fire
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Violence
  • Sabotage
  • Theft of data/intellectual property
  • Activist disruption
  • Trespassing
  • Malicious insiders

Neglecting the possibility any one of these threats can result in the injury of employees and others, loss of product, damage to the facility, and more. However, implementing layers of security put numerous safety nets and hindrances in place.

Mitigating Physical Security Threats

Mitigating physical security threats requires addressing all of your security threats in layered security from the perimeter. Here are are some of the ways you can increase your security.

  • Fencing and gated entry
  • Access control within the facility
  • Intrusion detection
  • Video surveillance
  • Communication systems
  • Fire and life safety systems
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Mass notification

How well is your facility protected? Call SSP today to find out how you can affordably improve your physical security.  1-888-540-0175