Top Manufacturing Facility Security Risks and How to Solve Them

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Manufacturing facilities have a lot to consider when it comes to managing security risks. Not only is protecting the facility a priority, but so is protecting its employees, visitors, community, information, and more. To do this effectively, facilities must understand their risks and the appropriate solutions.

Top Manufacturing Facility Risks

In an ever-changing business landscape, manufacturers face varied exposures (or risks) with customers, employees, and operations. Innovation, from new technologies to expanding markets, can introduce opportunity but also potential vulnerabilities. Not understanding these risks can affect a company’s brand, reputation, and profitability.

Consider these risks to manufacturing businesses and the specialized solutions you can use to help protect your company.

1. Theft and Burglary

Theft means taking someone’s property but does not involve the use of force. Burglary means illegally entering a property in order to steal property from it.

2. Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can erupt within the facility between workers or occur when an outsider comes inside the facility to perpetrate violence. 

3. Accidents

Accidents most frequently occur because of a failure to comply with established processes and regulations.

4. Injuries 

Injuries are very common in the manufacturing workplace and are often the result of a lack of procedures or a failure to follow them.

5. Fraud

Every business is susceptible to those wanting to perpetrate fraud. Most commonly, fraud comes in the form of false injury claims. 

6. Directors and Officers Exposures

Owners, directors, and operators face risks such as false allegations, commonly in the form of failing to respond to emergency situations such as accidents or injury properly. 

7. Sabotage 

Sabotage involves the destruction of an employer’s property, tools, equipment, or products to hinder the manufacturing process, which can ultimately affect a company’s profits.

Origin of Threats

Outsiders: Individuals unauthorized to be on the premises or those who have gained authorized entry to perpetrate crime.

Insiders: Employees and other internal stakeholders who have the authority to be on the premises and have wide access to the facility. Threats from internal stakeholders can be even more damaging than those from an outsider. 

Protect Manufacturing Facilities with Layered Security

Failure to take risks seriously can result in devastating loss to a facility. Fortunately, there is a wide range of physical security solutions available to help address threats and reduce risks. 

Deterrence is aided by fortified perimeters, intrusion detection, and video surveillance with monitoring and live call-down.

Detection is facilitated by video monitoring and analytics, and an integrated system of sophisticated motion sensors and glass break sensors to detect points of intrusion.

Delaying progression of a threat is possible with the use of barriers such as access control to isolate sensitive areas. 

Response is expedited when security personnel, employees, and management receive real-time alerts on smart devices; mass messages can be communicated, and tools to quickly intercept and neutralize the threat at hand.

We want to help you learn more about manufacturing security solutions so that you’re getting the most value for your investment.

At SSP, we listen, we innovate, we inform, and we stay with you every step of the way.

Don’t put it off. Call us today at 1-888-540-0175 and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can meet your security needs.

Best Security Solutions for Multi-Tenant Properties

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A multi-tenant property is one where there are two or more tenants and includes retail, industrial, offices, condominiums, or apartments. It seems pretty simple, right? When it comes to security, however, it could not be more complex. 

Wherever there is a building with more than one tenant, there will be a multitude of varying security concerns. Tenants all have their own interests and safety practices or a lack of security practices. Different businesses will have different assets, varying hours, different levels of traffic requiring different levels of access, and a wide array of other challenges. Residential buildings, too, face security challenges where the security of one space may impact another. Reports show that property crimes of all types, including violent crime, are rising in multi-tenant property situations, making security a huge priority for these properties.

Solving Security Challenges 

While it is ideal to install a comprehensive security system during the initial stages of building construction, it does not always happen that way. When acquiring space, renters may run into old, inefficient, or disparate security systems. To ensure your security system is cohesive and efficient, you should involve your security systems provider during the initial design phase for the new system. This will help make sure your current space is protected during the construction phase, and that all components will work seamlessly once completed. If that is not possible, work with a highly experienced security integrator to upgrade and integrate a system that provides the highest level of security to the existing space.

Top Security Solutions Solutions 

The most effective security needs leadership. Whether you are an owner, manager, or rent a commercial space, work with a seasoned integrator to implement the most effective solutions. Here are the top solutions.

Cloud-based Access Control

No matter how the facility is situated in a multi-tenant facility, as a tenant, it is important to secure the space properly, allowing authorized people in while restricting unauthorized individuals to pubic spaces. At the same time, access control can provide different levels of access to employees and create an audit trail.

Video Surveillance 

Video surveillance provides an immediate view of your facility for safety and security, positive identification, crime deterrence, a record of activity, and more. Services such as 24/7 monitoring and live call-down serve as an active guarding solution. When layered with analytics, video surveillance can become an even more powerful tool in things such as measuring occupancy, detecting elevated temperatures, providing heat maps, and recording dwell times. 

Intrusion Detection

Every business has desirable assets, including client or customer information. Intrusion detection stops intruders at the perimeter and provides the earliest possible warning that someone is trying to access your property. 

Gate and Telephone Entry

Robust communications with intercoms or telephone entry add another layer of security to multi-tenant facilities. These systems allow you to see and communicate with visitors so that you can confidently and safely grant access. 

We want to help you learn more about multi-tenant security solutions so that you’re getting the most value for your investment.

At SSP, we listen, we innovate, we inform, and we stay with you every step of the way.

Don’t put it off. Call us today at 1-888-540-0175 and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can meet your security needs.

Top Commercial Facility Security Risks and How to Solve Them

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A commercial facility is any building constructed for the purposes of commercial or industrial activity and not primarily intended for use by the general public, including office complexes, industrial buildings, warehouses, factories, and storage facilities.

These facilities have a lot to consider when it comes to managing security risks. Not only is protecting the facility a priority, but so is protecting its employees, visitors, community, information, products, and more. To do this effectively, facilities must understand their risks and the appropriate solutions.

Top Commercial Facility Risks

In an ever-changing business landscape, commercial businesses face varied exposures (or risks) concerning employees, vendors, and operations. Innovation, from new technologies to expanding markets, can introduce opportunity but also potential vulnerabilities. Not understanding these risks can affect a company’s brand, reputation, and profitability.

Consider these risks to commercial businesses and the specialized solutions you can use to help protect your company.

1. Theft and Burglary

Theft means taking someone’s property but does not involve the use of force. Burglary means illegally entering a property in order to steal property from it.

2.  Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can erupt within the facility between workers or occur when an outsider comes inside the facility to perpetrate violence. 

3. Accidents

Accidents most frequently occur because of a failure to comply with established processes and regulations.

4. Injuries 

Injuries are very common in the commercial workplace and are often the result of a lack of procedures or a failure to follow them.

5. Fraud

Every business is susceptible to those wanting to perpetrate fraud. Most commonly, fraud comes in the form of false injury claims. 

6. Directors and Officers Exposures

Owners, directors, and operators face risks such as false allegations, commonly in the form of failing to respond to emergency situations such as accidents or injury properly. 

7. Sabotage 

Sabotage involves the destruction of an employer’s property, tools, equipment, or products to hinder the manufacturing process, which can ultimately affect a company’s profits.

Origin of Threats

Outsiders: Individuals unauthorized to be on the premises or those who have gained authorized entry to perpetrate crime.

Insiders: Employees and other internal stakeholders who have the authority to be on the premises and have wide access to the facility. Threats from internal stakeholders can be even more damaging than those from an outsider. 

Protect Commerical Facilities with Layered Security

Failure to take risks seriously can result in a devastating loss to a facility. Fortunately, there is a wide range of physical security solutions available to help address threats and reduce risks. 

Deterrence is aided by fortified perimeters, intrusion detection, and video surveillance with monitoring and live call-down.

Detection is facilitated by video monitoring and analytics, and an integrated system of sophisticated motion sensors and glass break sensors to detect points of intrusion.

Delaying the progression of a threat is possible with the use of barriers such as access control to isolate sensitive areas. 

Response is expedited when security personnel, employees, and management receive real-time alerts on smart devices; mass messages can be communicated, and tools to quickly intercept and neutralize the threat at hand.

We want to help you learn more about manufacturing security solutions so that you’re getting the most value for your investment.

At SSP, we listen, we innovate, we inform, and we stay with you every step of the way.

Don’t put it off. Call us today at 1-888-540-0175 and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can meet your security needs.

Manufacturing Security System Malfunctions Can Be Catastrophic | Why You Need Security System Preventative Maintenance

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An emotionally charged argument begins in the parking lot of your facility. One of the parties comes inside the facility while the other appears to leave. Instead of leaving, the other party parks their car and retrieves a weapon from the trunk, and attempts to enter the facility. Luckily, staff was alerted to the conflict through video surveillance and monitoring and the situation was immediately and appropriately handled. 

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Preventing Healthcare Security System Malfunctions With Preventative Maintenance

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An emotionally charged argument begins in the parking lot of your facility. One of the parties comes inside the facility while the other appears to leave. Instead of leaving, the other party parks their car and retrieves a weapon from the trunk, and attempts to enter the facility. Luckily, staff was alerted to the conflict through video surveillance and monitoring and the situation was immediately and appropriately handled. 

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Eliminate Campus System Malfunctions with Systems Inspections for Preventative Maintenance

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In any campus that needs protection, we can never forget the importance of systems preventative maintenance. Most campuses have high use and high occupancy for many hours of the day and night, with a great number of them operational all year long. Access control, video surveillance, intrusion, fire, and communication systems exist to keep staff and other occupants safe from harm and the buildings operational. These systems, however, are comprised of many delicate components that could eventually fail without care, and security staff and occupants would not know which could be disastrous in the event of an emergency such as fire or security breach.  Preventative maintenance ensures the systems and equipment are in top working order so they do their job when it matters most. 

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Manufacturing Security: A Multi-Layered Approach

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Manufacturing and distribution facilities are packed with heavy machinery, thousands of moving parts, and valuable assets – increasing the chances of severe or fatal accidents and crimes. This makes them extremely vulnerable targets when not secured with the leading innovative solutions. When it comes to protecting these facilities and their assets, a holistic, multi-layered approach should always be implemented. Multiple defense layers in the forms of procedural, physical, and integrated solutions are best suited for mitigating security threats. By the end of this article, you’ll better grasp how a multi-layered security approach culminates with an integrated security platform that ties your manufacturing security plan together to help administrators adapt quickly to potential emergencies. Continue reading Manufacturing Security: A Multi-Layered Approach

What Will It Take To Reopen K-12 Schools Safely?

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With an updated CDC Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools, many schools around the nation are considering how to best prepare for the delivery of in-person instruction. When it comes to securing the physical and hygienic safety of school personnel and students, the approach needs to be twofold, emphasizing hygienic and physical security.

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3 Reasons Hospitals Must Refocus On Physical Security

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The pandemic has shifted the healthcare industry’s security focus towards hospital capacity concerns and mitigating viral spread. Efforts in eliminating violence and theft have fallen to the wayside. Behind the scenes, security measures need to be put into place to keep the healthcare atmosphere physically safe. These are the top three reasons why your facility needs to refocus on physical security.

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How to Keep Cooties Out of Your Manufacturing Facility This Valentine’s Day

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February is the season of love – not for spreading cooties! Keeping your manufacturing facility open and continuing operations with confidence is critical as the COVID-19 cloud clears thanks to national vaccination rollouts. This is especially the case now that President Biden has enacted the Defense Production Act once again. Minimizing the spread of germs has never been more imperative, and now may be the best time to consider upgrading to touchless access control solutions. Upgrading your access control keys, keypads, and card readers with innovative touchless solutions will secure your facility with health and safety at the forefront as we continue to navigate the pandemic.
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