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.

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As many Americans slowly get back to the office, minimizing your employees’ risk of exposure to contagious illness is positioned as a top priority to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to keep your workplace safe. We know your company has likely implemented a series of COVID-19 prevention protocols and policies. But have you taken the time to consider how you can utilize both existing and upgraded cloud-based security solutions to help ensure these policies are being properly followed? 

No sweat – we’ve done it for you. 

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Understanding your business or facility’s security vulnerabilities is essential when it comes to protecting your people, operations, and assets. New threats are always evolving and so are your specific security needs. Starting with a security evaluation, updating your security measures, and following up with regular serving can ensure your ability to continue business operations with confidence. 

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Security technologies today are more accessible and affordable than ever before and offer robust capabilities beyond pure security. The rapid advancement in the security industry has equipped and empowered progressive businesses with limitless data opportunities that can be used to enhance the customer experience, improve operations, and boost business. 

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If you are considering physical security systems for your business you are likely wondering if your business could benefit from an emergency communication system? The short answer is, yes. No matter the emergency, communications remain a vital component to keeping your business safe, responsive, and resilient.  

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What you are missing in manufacturing security is absolutely hurting your businesses.

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