What is the best way to ensure a location is secure from intrusion? It starts with the environment that the building is located in.
Take the above picture for instance, an illustration of a typical industrial building. How does the environment assist in deterring or disrupting intruders? Some measures are obvious – a large fence limiting entranceways, a guard shack in position to limit access to authorized personnel. Some features that help secure the facility are more subtle. The long, unbroken sightlines will reveal any intruder long before he reaches the factory walls. Further improvements could be made still, such as the addition of lighting to ensure nighttime visibility, and cameras so that the entire facility is observable at all times without leaving post. More intensive measures could also be considered, such as replacing the walls with a chain-link fence that does hide potential intruders.
To set up a defense, you must be able to know how the intruder will think – what his approach will be, what goals he will be working towards, and what methods he will attempt to breach the security measures. While you may be confident in your facility’s defensibility, there may be subtle vulnerabilities, or simple changes that could be easily made to improve security. Always make sure to have your defenses reviewed by a security professional, especially in today’s fast evolving world of crime.
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