Immediate Security Challenges Threatening Front-Door Security
published on April 29, 2015 by Jon Ecker
What role does environmental design play in your facility’s front-door security efforts?
The design of any building contributes or detracts from its safety and security. Through a concept known as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), the physical design of a facility can be made to deter criminal activity. For example, potholders might be placed on the exterior of the building to restrict access and direct traffic to a specific entrance. Or, the height of sidewalks may be lowered to reduce sight lines or access to certain windows around a building’s perimeter. In many ways, CPTED plays a major role in front-door security. The combination of clearly delineated spaces, access control, surveillance and the right security policies reduces breaches and the likelihood for crime.
Has your front-door security policy been implemented through the lens of CPTED? Below are common security challenges that facility managers face in relation to the design of their facility and the technology required to supplement it:
No Defined Single Point Of Entry
No Electronic Access Control
No Visitor Screening Procedure
Lack Of Perimeter Security
Security protocols and systems are only as effective as those who enforce and use them. Without properly training staff members, your security technology will never be used to its full advantage, and specific threats won’t be addressed according to best practices. Training becomes especially important when handling emergency situations promptly.
The industry’s best security technology alone won’t keep your building safe. It’s the blend between technology and your facility’s security force that creates and sustains safety at all levels of an organization.
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