If you’ve been fortunate enough to experience relatively few incidents of theft, trespassing, or vandalism, you may take your property’s safety for granted. While you may not think your property is at risk, crime can occur anywhere and at any time. Implementing a collection of sound security strategies is a vital part of facility protection, and business owners should make assessments and strategic improvements a routine aspect of their operations. Work with a team of security services professionals to assess, improve, and implement a set of robust facility protection strategies.
Facility Protection Basics: Is Your Perimeter Secure?
One of the most fundamental aspects of facility protection is creating and maintaining a physically secure perimeter. Define the areas of your property that you’d most like to protect, as well as the spaces that are most likely to be vulnerable to penetration. Depending on your business, you may require varying degrees of security; some businesses utilize strict access control methods at the outermost reaches of their property, while others reserve these measures for more secure internal areas. Assess the state of any physical barriers (e.g., locks, windows, and fences), and consider surveillance tools like security guards, mobile patrol vehicles, desk attendants, and cameras.
Security Guards are the Ultimate Facility Protection Tool
If facility protection is on your mind, few investments are as wise as working with a team of trained security guards. Security guards provide what cameras and unattended gates cannot: a constant presence that can detect, deter, and respond to crime and suspicious activity. While technology does have a place in physical security, nothing can replace human instinct and insight.
Consider Visibility and Access Control
Once you’ve decided to add security guards to your facility protection arsenal, you must make sure that you’re using them to the fullest. Combining security guards with a strong set of access control measures and protocols can help you ensure that every visitor is accounted for. Security guards can function their best in well-lit areas, and criminals are often deterred by bright lights. Consider your fences, too: while solid privacy barriers do have their benefits, chain-link fences and those with wide gaps give security professionals the visibility they need to detect potential trespassers.
CES is Dedicated to Serving Our Community
Since opening in 1975, we have been committed to serving businesses in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our values include proactive communication, honesty, reliability, and quality. We also believe in paying unparalleled attention to detail, no matter which service you require us to provide.
Our services include the following: professional security teams for permanent, temporary, emergency and rapid-response support; around-the-clock patrols and management attention; concierge and hospitality staffing; and a dedicated mobile patrol service with associated staffing. Contact us for a free, professional consultation today! Call 443-471-7000. Don’t forget to follow us on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!