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Security Assessment

Physical Security Assessment

Using a function or discipline-based methodology, Priority Protection Group assesses your facilities to determine the effectiveness of current security measures to include:

  • Structural Security

    • Barriers​

    • Locking Mechanisms

    • Lighting

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

  • Electronic Security Systems

    • Access Control​

    • Intrusion Detection

    • Surveillance Systems

    • Communications and Annunciation Systems

    • Security of Electronic Security Systems

  • Security Officers (if applicable)

  • Adherence to established procedures

A comprehensive security plan needs to extend beyond the physical measures and must align with the organization's policies, procedures, culture, and vision. Security cannot be a standalone entity, but rather, a contributor to other departments within the overall organization.

In an effort ensure security measures are connected to policies, procedures, and all applicable departments, Priority Protection Group will pinpoint the following crucial overarching layers of security.

  1. Ownership of security policies and procedures

  2. Monitoring, testing, and improving physical security measures

  3. Workplace violence prevention practices

Additional Information:

The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) defines 'Security Assessment' as,

"A thorough physical examination of a facility and its systems and procedures, conducted to assess the current level of security, locate deficiencies, and gauge the degree of protection needed."

Many organizations wait too long to improve their security measures, but the most effective approach for securing your assets is prevention. Instead of only considering the cost of implementing robust security policies, procedures, and measures, a good practice is to consider the cost of losing and replacing your assets as well as the impact on business continuity. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security emphasizes this approach, “Maintaining a strong physical security posture is an ongoing process that involves a continual assessment of new assets and changing threats.”

 

Often times an organization will experience breaches of their existing security measures and inconsistencies with their policies and procedures. They may also be unaware that their current security measures are not adequate for the changing environment around them or within their own organization.

 

Whether you’ve been observing trends in criminal activity near or at your business, residence or house of worship; or had recent breaches of security; or need a security assessment for liability insurance purposes, you should consider a Security Assessment.

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