Physical Security Design
"Physical security describes security measures that are designed to deny unauthorized access to facilities, equipment and resources and to protect personnel and property from damage or harm (such as espionage, theft, or terrorist attacks)."
Field Manual 3-19.30: Physical Security. Headquarters,
US Department of Army
Everyone who is responsible for security knows the following problems:
A fire door is blocked because it hinders the constant movement of goods.
Poorly qualified staff is used, where technology would be a more effective AND cheaper solution.
Only technology is used that is practically useless without the human factor.
A holistic security concept includes structural, mechanical and electronic components as well as the human factor.
The implementation and subsequent use of the plan must be coordinated with the relevant responsible persons as early as possible in the planning phase.
A safety concept is not written in one afternoon. And you never write it alone.
Otherwise, physical security concepts can quickly become expensive and useless due to the smallest planning errors.
The Three Rules Of Physical Security
Technology must be used by someone.
Just building a fence and putting cameras on your property is NOT a security plan.
Mechanical and electronical measures must fit to each other AND to your budget.
Tech alone is useles
Because the human factor is essential, staff must be well trained, loyal and familiar with the local conditions.
The manpower-only doctrine no longer works in a modern digital world.
The staff must be supported with high quality technology.
Targeted personnel planning is far more effective than a large number of poorly trained personnel on a minimum wage basis
Staff alone is ineffective
Expertise and experience are valuable qualities for security managers.
But years of work on the same property can also lead to blindness for certain defects and risks on site.
A professional security concept, therefore, without exception always needs a "second eye".
An independent person with a neutral view is always necesary.
One man is blind
Physical Security Design
A professional protection concept takes the environment into account and takes individual technical, organizational and personal measures.
All measures only develop their effect in combination with one another and complement each other to create resilience.
Physical Security is:
You don't learn how to fix a car or cut a fashionable hairstyle in a week. Neither security.
Security is a craft that many practice but few really have mastered. It takes years of experience and hours, months and years of dedicated learning to be able to plan physical security professionally.
Do you have your hair cut by a butcher? Or do you go to a professional?
Security is interdisciplinary.
Aspects of psychology must also be considered, such as computer science and engineering.
Special problems require special experts.
One-size-fits-all solutions are useless in terms of both clothing and safety. They don't really fit anyone in the end.
Security needs engineers, administrators and bureaucrats.
But security planning also requires artists who think out of the box and develop individual creative solutions.
Do you already have an artist on your team?
With my service you will recognize blind spots in your concept and avoid that your security concept becomes a money destruction machine.
I will be your third eye eyes, who notice facts that you may miss.
My service protect your property and your budget with experience, expertise and creativity.
It's not just a one time service but a worthwhile investment.
Before the design of a concept you should conduct a Vulnerability Assesment.
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