Safety and Security
Its goal is to deter, prevent, detect, and respond to physical security violations effectively.
Secure a building by doing the following:
- Conduct a risk assessment to identify the building’s key security vulnerabilities.
Remove large bushes and other hiding places outside of the building.
Establish a security perimeter using fences or walls.
Place physical barriers, such as turnstiles, at access points.
- Install weapon detection systems at major entry points.
- Record the names of visitors and occupants, the times they entered/exited the building, and their signatures in daily logbooks.
- Enforce a strict ID-wearing rule, with each ID having a recent photo of its owner.
- Implement extra identity verification and confirmation procedures.
- Install a locking or keycode system on doors that lead to high-risk areas (containing extremely valuable assets, information, or equipment).
Install CCTV cameras where possible and ensure that there are no blind spots.
Keep all areas of the building well-lit and clear (free from large objects that could possibly obscure intruders).
Install motion sensor devices with alarms that are triggered by unauthorized access and with the capability to automatically send intruder alerts once the alarm is triggered.
- Establish security violation protocols, including evacuation procedures and emergency response plans.
- Perform regular security testing to identify new vulnerabilities and/or prepare for emerging threats.
- Training of guards and watchmen to deal with fire and emergency situations and ongoing rehabilitation and development to ensure the highest levels of safety for residents.