How Do You Know If Your Security System Is Doing A Good Job?

Take a quick review at your security plan for your business. Are you comfortable that your system will protect your business assets from an outside or inside threat? Does your system meet your current business needs? These are questions to consider when evaluating your current security system.

Let’s first take a look at your access control system:

  • Does your current system fit the needs of your current organization?
  • How difficult is it to add or suspend a user?
  • Do you have the resources in house to manage the day-to-day tasks required for your system?
  • Are you dealing with one facility or multiple facilities? Do you manage access to all facilities from one system?

Next take a look at your video surveillance system:

  • Do your cameras provide the appropriate resolution to provide you with the information you need to protect your assets?
  • Are cameras installed in all needed locations? Has your facility use changed since the system was installed? If so your video surveillance system may not be monitoring the areas you need.
  • Is your video surveillance integrated to work with your access control system?
  • How do you manage software updates to ensure that your system will always work as expected?

Do you have a fire & life safety system?

  • Is your system up to-date for current code requirements?
  • Is it integrated into your overall security plan?
  • Do you have a plan in place to test and inspect your systems on a regular basis?
  • What is your preventative maintenance plan?

What is your intrusion detection plan?

  • What is your prevention plan? Where is your company at risk for threats? How many doors, windows and locks do you have for each of your buildings?
  • Do you have a defined detection and response plan? How are you notified when there is a breach? Do you have a tiered response plan for each type of breach?

All of these items work together to provide a facility security plan. A planned review can help you ensure that your system is designed to meet current needs and help you protect your occupants and assets.

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