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The Need for Physical Security has Never Been More Relevant

By Jeff Welch
April 3, 2023

The importance of physical security cannot be underestimated. In today's world, where terrorism and crime are a constant threat, it is essential to have strong physical security measures in place. The need for physical security has become more apparent as the world becomes increasingly interconnected. Let’s discuss the various aspects of physical security and how they can be used to protect people and property.  

What is Physical Security? 

Physical security includes all measures designed to protect people and property from harm. It is important to note that physical security is not just about protecting against external threats; it also includes measures to protect against internal threats.

There are many different elements of physical security, but some of the most important include:  

Perimeter Security

Perimeter security refers to measures designed to ensure that only authorized personnel can enter a particular area. Perimeter security can be achieved through the use of fencing, barriers, and checkpoints. 

Access Control

Access control refers to any measures designed to control who has access to a particular area. Access control can be achieved through the use of locks, ID cards, and biometric systems.  

Closed-Circuit-Television (CCTV)

Closed-circuit television or CCTV systems can be used to monitor premises 24/7. CCTV footage can be used to deter crime and assist in the investigation of criminal activity.  

Create a Complete Physical Security Strategy 

Physical security is vital for the protection of people and property. However, it is essential to remember that physical security measures are only one part of a comprehensive security strategy. Other important security measures include:   

Intrusion detection

Intrusion detection refers to any system that is designed to detect unauthorized activity. Intrusion detection systems can include alarm systems, motion detectors, and CCTV.  

Security guards

Security guards can provide a visible deterrent to crime and respond quickly to incidents and should be trained on incident response best practices as well. 

Security policies and procedures

It is important to have well-defined security policies and procedures in place. These should be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.  

Training and awareness 

All employees of an organization should receive employee education training on security procedures and be made aware of the importance of physical security.  This includes training about how to safely use technology and the internet as cyber security is also important to physical security

In conclusion, physical security is vitally important for protecting people and property. There are many different aspects of physical security which should be considered when designing a security strategy.  

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