Corporations and facilities with a large operational footprint, present a unique security challenge that businesses must provide a solution for. Corporate leaders who face this challenge may want to hire a risk management firm such as Integrous Risk Solutions, to ease this burden as such assistance can make it easier to provide advanced protection strategies with maximum return on any investment that is made. There is plenty to evaluate when considering broad protection plans for multi-building facilities and this article will help corporations understand its complexity.
The first step you want to take is identify the areas which need to be secured. There may be some areas of a facility where access can be allowed because only credentialed employees can get into that area anyway, but most buildings and external areas will need to be carefully monitored and secured to ensure activity is controlled in these areas. Creating a list of these areas within a facility can set the foundation for a clear, well-organized protection plan. Security and physical oversite are essential to maintaining a safe, well operating facility and protecting corporate assets. As a result, having a clear idea of which parts of the facility need particular attention is especially important.
The next factor to consider is to evaluate your current security operations. Processes can be a major roadblock to the success of a security plan. Poor patrol layouts, a lack of accountability or inefficient monitoring practices can present problems for security programs. Assessing these types of operations can play a key role in creating a more streamlined and secure work climate. Conducting periodic security assessments will help keep a security operations plan updated in case it’s needed in a moment’s notice.
It’s valuable to analyze the ingress and egress of your facilities and have multiple security checkpoints in place within the initial points of entry to a facility. This includes monitoring the entrances, parking lots and buildings that can be directly accessed from parking areas. If these types of access control strategies are not in place, the likelihood that somebody will gain unlawful entry increases. Single access points to facilities create choke points where an active picket line or protest can bring ingress and egress to a standstill until law enforcement or security can gain control of the situation. Multiple access points provide options for managing the chaos.
Large facilities usually have plenty of land which can be difficult and expensive to secure. This poses a problem when it comes to a hole in the fence, lack of surveillance capability or unprotected areas which can lead to a security breach. Having a lot of space to protect, creates unique challenges, however overcoming these issues is integral to protecting assets and personnel.
Having a good security plan in place can be rendered useless if a disgruntled employee tries to enter an unsecured door or one that is locked with a key pad and the employee knows the code. While changing codes on a routine basis is uncommon, it is a best practice to refresh these codes when a high threat termination or disruption takes place. If an organization is using key fobs, proximity cards or other types of security measures for electronic locks, reprogramming and terminating access is the solution to determine who can enter buildings and is a vital consideration.
Vandalism is common when organizations face security threats. Trucks and other logistical-related equipment can be vulnerable to theft or be used as a blocking mechanism to halt operations. It is important to make sure access to vehicles are consistently controlled and carefully monitored.
In the event of a strike, temporary workers may need to move between different parts of a facility. This could lead to major work disruption as these employees may need to cross multiple picket lines or deal with other threats from disgruntled union workers. This kind of security threat can be particularly difficult to address if unauthorized personnel are able to gain access to a facility at the perimeter and begin to harass or otherwise target temporary workers or company leaders.
Executives and key staff are often among the first people targeted during a disruption, so developing a plan to protect them is critical. In some cases, these individuals could even be threatened off work premises and protecting them and their families may be necessary. Protecting company personnel and assets is essential during a critical event. Effective security and protection strategies can safeguard revenues, ensure shareholder confidence and position organizations for operational success during normal operations and emergencies.
About Integrous Risk Solutions
Integrous Risk Solutions offers comprehensive risk mitigation and security consulting services, enabling you to protect your family, office, employees, business operations, and assets. Integrous is a licensed, bonded, and insured premier turnkey solution within the security industry. The expertise and resources of Integrous drive our company to the forefront of the risk management market space. We offer real-time assistance, proven solutions, and strategic planning to help organizations navigate the most unpredictable situations with confidence. Our goal and commitment are to deliver security, consulting, and training-related services to our clients.
Our experience comes from elite careers in federal and local law enforcement, military special forces, private security, and various intelligence agencies– which further supplements our vast network of industry-leading professionals. Integrous Risk Solutions is a disabled veteran-owned, small business that has trained thousands of private sector entities, first responders, educators, military, and government contractors. Our proven methods have been shown to significantly mitigate risk over the entire spectrum of personal and professional lives.
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