In a commercial environment, building security is critical
for protecting the occupants of the building and their property. Unfortunately,
some elements of security are forgotten or assumed leading to huge losses.
Insufficient security and lack of items like CCTV systems in the U.S. can be as
bad as lack of security altogether, and below are some of the common mistakes
that you must stay clear of.
Failing to Enforce ID
Whether it is an industrial or residential building, it is
paramount that the ID and badge requirements are enforced. These two items are
effective when it comes to controlling access. As much as it may be tempting to
let higher management get into the building without their badge, resist the
temptation to do so since it undermines the integrity of the program in place.
Therefore, ensure that you follow the badge and ID program to keep the building
Not Securing All
Many buildings have more than one entrance and exit.
Unfortunately, many people fail to secure all these entrances including
emergency exits. This poses a huge security risk. All exterior doors need to be
fitted with cameras and other monitoring devices, but do not settle for just
any security video system. Ensure that you get the best. Furthermore, the fewer
active entrances you have, the more secure the building will be.
Focusing on Looks and
Having an attractive building and neat surroundings is
definitely a good thing but you should never prioritize aesthetics over
security. Sometimes you will need to install security video systems in places
where they are visible and odd. This means that you should not skip such places
simply because they will no longer be as beautiful as they used to be without
the surveillance cameras. Cameras are not just for observation but also deter
criminal behaviors and installing them even if they seem out of place is a
Systems That You Do Not Understand
Security systems require significant financial investment.
However, if the security personnel does not understand the security technology
in place, then you will never get the most out of it. This in turn leads to the
system being underutilized. You need to have your security personnel trained on
any security system that is put in place. This will help them make the best use
of the equipment and thus keep the building safe.
Failing to Secure
Securing the entire building is critical but there are also
rooms within the building that need extra security. Computer server rooms and
places where critical documents and files are stored need extra security.
Unfortunately, not everyone takes time to secure them which puts data and
confidential information at risk. Some of the best ways of securing them
include installing biometrics access systems together with security video systems
for the deterrent of theft.
Installing Too Much
Yes, if you talk to professionals who install cameras, they
will tell you that some buildings also have too much security. How is this a
mistake? Many of these systems are costly and having too many of them means
that you do not get real value for your money. In fact, you are simply wasting
money. Therefore, always seek professional help when installing these systems
to avoid overdoing it.
Security systems can be the difference between keeping your
property safe and your office being constantly broken into. As a result, you
must get the installation right, and one of the best ways of achieving this is
by avoiding these mistakes.