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.
If you have been putting off disaster preparedness, now is the time to swing into action. According to research conducted by the University of Colorado in Boulder, things like flood and fire preparations and prevention can save lives and money– as much as $11 for every $1 initially invested according to the report.
Natural hazard mitigation saves. In Security Magazine, Keith Porter, a research professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering said. “Mitigation can be a costly decision, but this study should help people to make a more informed choice about how to save their property and their wellbeing.”
Commercial facilities have a lot of specific concerns to consider when it comes to physical security. To attain the most effective security, it is important to understand those concerns as well as the technologies to address them.
Here are a few fast facts to help you boost your commercial facility physical security IQ.
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