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     Physical Security is the overallPhysical Security - Global Risk Defense Solutions term used to identify the measures and countermeasures, resources and hardware necessary to aid in the protection of assets and the mitigation of identified risks.  Physical Security describes “tangibles” associated with risk protection programs and includes such components as protective barriers, surveillance equipment,  mechanical and electronic locking devices, intrusion detection systems, access control systems, protection force personnel, lighting and all other components or systems deployed to increase the effectiveness of an organization’s asset protection model. 

     A physical security system is a group of components designed for a mutual objective, acting in conjunction to facilitate the detection of danger or a hazard for which the system was developed.  For maximum efficiency, physical security systems are integrated to provide an overlap of detection probabilities, facilitate rapid response and establish a defense in depth.  An example of a physical security system would be a Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV) which consists of surveillance cameras, optical wiring, monitoring devises, recording equipment as well as other possible components designed and installed to aid in the surveillance of a property.

The objectives of physical security are:

  • Deterrence – Discouraging an unwanted actPhysical Security - Global Risk Defense Solutions (sabotage, terrorism, criminal acts, etc) before they are executed is the primary goal of proper physical security.  The distribution of warning signage, the magnitude and complexity of the obstacles to overcome and fear of reprisals are all forms of deterrence instilled by proper physical security.
  • Detection – Quickly detecting and identifying a breach of the established defenses is paramount to the protection of assets.  Physical security helps detect such rifts through components such as surveillance, alarms and sensors to alert personnel of the danger.
  • Response – An appropriate and timely response is critical when a threat has been detected as dictated by the procedures and protocols.

     Physical security Physical Security - Global Risk Defense Solutionsgreatly increase the efficiency and range for detecting threats or hazards while also recognizing even the most subtle breach to the defenses.  Physical security systems and components are used in almost every type of risk defense program to provide optimized detection capabilities and effective protection.  If you would like to learn more about how we can optimize your Physical Security Function, please visit our CONTACT PAGE to setup a consultation.

PHYSICAL SECURITY
SERVICES AND CAPABILITIES

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Physical Security Program

  • Design, Implementation and Management
  • Program Vulnerability and Integrity Analysis
  • Enhancement Assessment
  • Program Operational Audit
  • Gap Assessment
  • Metrics Curriculum Development

Physical Security System

  • Design, Engineering and Implementation (SDLC)
  • System Vulnerability and Integrity Analysis
  • Enhancement Assessment
  • Component Integration and Integrity Survey
  • System Operational Audit
  • System Gap Assessment
  • Metrics Curriculum Development

CPTED Integration and Functionality Assessment