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Physical Security in the Workplace is so Important, it Should Get Employee of the Year


Great physical security is one of those things that when you have it, most people completely overlook it. Every day, things like access control, video surveillance, and professional monitoring make processes safer and more efficient; so much so that hardly a person even notices them. That is until something goes wrong and all of the cool technologies are pressed into service and get to “show off” a bit.


How Important is Physical Security? Very.

After an emergency event, there is never a question about the value of physical security in the workplace. But just how important is physical security? From retail and restaurants to transportation, education, and utilities, you have numerous serious physical security concerns. Physical security plays an important role in protecting personnel, important data, confidential information, products, and other company assets. It also plays a role in improving awareness, processes, and productivity.


Know the Threats

Physical security technologies are valuable in meeting the needs of any organization but those needs vary in degree based on any number of factors, such as the type of facility, its location, geography and more. Some common threats include:

  • Power failure

  • Power fluctuation

  • Moisture

  • Flood

  • Fire

  • Burglary

  • Theft

  • Violence

  • Sabotage

  • Theft of data/intellectual property

  • Activist disruption

  • Trespassing

  • Malicious insiders

No business can afford to neglect the possibility of a threat, however small. Doing so can result in the injury of employees and others, loss of product, damage to the facility, and more.


Mitigating Physical Security Threats

Mitigating physical security threats requires addressing all of your security threats in layered security from the perimeter. Here are are some of the ways you can increase your security.

  • Access control

  • Intrusion detection

  • Video surveillance

  • Fire and life safety systems

  • Environmental monitoring


Improving Processes Using Commercial Security

Physical Security also plays a vital role in improving processes and mitigating risks such as fraudulent claims. By using tools such as video surveillance, you have a window into all aspects of your operations to ensure compliance, have video proof of events and can identify areas of inefficiencies. All of this helps increase the profitability and success of the business.


Ready to hire your next Employee of the Year? Call Sentry Alarm Systems today and we’ll introduce you to affordable and powerful security technologies that will propel your business.

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