SECURITY QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING SPRING “CLEANING”
For many businesses, part of Spring Cleaning involves taking stock of their security needs and implementing upgrades, changes, and improvements. In many cases however, business owners aren’t sure exactly what to look at (or what questions to ask) to get the most out of their security solutions. To help make this assessment easier, we have compiled a list of important areas businesses should focus on, as well as threat assessment questions to ask.
CCTV: IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK
CCTV coverage is a security component most businesses employ. Unfortunately, just having cameras visible does not always deter bad actors. Ensuring they are in a position to provide valuable intelligence is crucial to getting the most out of your system.
When analyzing your CCTV system, consider the following:
AUDIO AND INTERCOMS
You also need to consider your audio surveillance if you have an intercom system that you use for security. Many new intercoms come with both video and audio capabilities, but oftentimes security auditors neglect to take the audio component into account when they perform their assessment.
When analysing your audio capabilities, consider the following:
Aiphone® and other companies have integrated audio and video that can tie in to access control so you can “buzz” people in once you have checked them out.
Controlling access to key entry points is crucial for any business that wants to maintain an effective layer of security. Entry points simply refer to any access point into your building, whether it be through a window, door, garage, or other opening.
As you analyze your entry points, make sure to take the following into account:
KEYS AND OTHER ACCESS OPTIONS
Maintaining access control processes and systems is just as crucial (if not moreso) as having a good lock on the door. Systems you employ should include key control processes, audits, and other procedures designed to ensure people don’t get into areas they are not authorized to enter.
When auditing your access control processes, keep the following in mind:
Keeping track of the areas employees have access to, as well as training them on processes and security awareness can have a massive impact on the safety and security of your business. When properly trained, employees can provide valuable security insights, information, and even deter potential incidents.
Questions to keep in mind when assessing employee security awareness:
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