One thing that has always amazed me is how so many companies choose not to put a sound physical security solution in place. Don’t get me wrong – I understand that there is a cost. Many companies simply cannot afford to devote money to a security program when they need the money elsewhere.
With that said, having security systems in place does not have to be complex and expensive. Implementing a basic security policy and installing a basic system is affordable. This is especially true when you consider that you are protecting your greatest asset: your employees. What really boggles my mind is that many large corporations that are profitable choose not to have a physical security program. If they do have a program, the budget for security is virtually non-existent. Is it because the threat is not there?
Let’s face it folks, the world of our parents and grandparents is a lot different than the world today. The population has grown immensely, and technology has revolutionized the world. I remember tapping on an Atari 800XL home computer in the early 80’s and being able to dial out to a BBS just to see what information I could find. I was amazed that I could access information somewhere else when I was sitting at home.
Fast forward to now where anything you want is at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. On the flipside, technology has also allowed criminals to carry out their crimes from anywhere in the world at any time.
Companies are eager to budget for important programs such as securing their network to protect against cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity is extremely important and is crucial to the daily operations and future of a company. A solid program will help companies keep these cyber criminals from entering and stealing valuable data.
But what about keeping criminals from physically entering your building? Keeping public spaces separate from private spaces should be equally important to prevent unauthorized access which could lead to theft as well as potential domestic violence situations.
Plan. Protect. Prosper.
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