For a long time, businesses placed a greater focus on information security than physical security. But in 2021, an office-based business needs to turn focus to improving physical security as well. As you get started on assessing and improving physical security for your office, your first step should be a security audit and physical security risk assessment.
A security integrator that is qualified to perform your audit and assessment will conduct a detailed inspection of all the physical security elements of your building. The idea is to uncover any unexpected gaps or shortcomings in your business’s physical security.
The list below will outline what the integrator may cover during your office security audit. This is the foundation of what you need to examine in order to keep your office safe from intruders, burglars and others who would breach the security of your site.
In 2021, it just makes sense to consider access control for employees and other authorized occupants. Employees can be given mobile credentials rather than keyfobs, which means they simply swipe their phones to enter – and you control whose credentials are active as people are hired and terminated.
It may seem too simple – but having a clean, well-kept property is the key to keeping criminal activity at bay. A property that looks run down to passersby is one that intruders will feel more comfortable breaching, whether it’s sleeping there at night or burglarizing on the weekends. By keeping up the appearance of your building, parking lot and landscaping, you can make big progress toward prevent trespassing and break-ins.
These are some of the most important ways you can assess and improve the physical security of your office in 2021. To request an audit and assessment of your business property, contact us today. We will be happy to schedule an appointment with you.
About Accel Communications Inc.
Accel Communications has operated in the Greater Arizona area since 1990 as a full-service security alarm company that sells, installs, monitors, and services fire and security systems. They are the leader in Honeywell Fire, Brivo Web-Based Access Control, Eagle Eye and Flexwatch CCTV camera systems, and DMP Security.