Building Security Checklist: Do You Have All These Building Security Must-Haves?

Building Security Checklist: Do You Have All These Building Security Must-Haves?

Building Security Checklist: Do You Have All These Building Security Must-Haves?

Does your building have adequate security systems in place before you lease out units to businesses? A structure that is well-equipped with security features makes it more attractive to prospective tenants. This is why as the building owner, you have to invest in the basic yet essential security must-haves.

Here is a checklist to help you get started:

1. Stringent access control

Do not settle for just the traditional card access control. Take it up a notch higher by adding physical barriers such as full-height turnstiles. Waist-height turnstiles are a less expensive option but are less secure because attackers or intruders can just hop over them and run fast.

Strictly enforcing the entry requirements such as presenting a valid ID and showing proof of appointment (for guests) is also a critical part of a building’s access control. Regardless of who wants to enter the premises, the No ID, No Entry policy must always be observed.

For highly critical rooms such as computer server rooms where confidential and crucial documents are stored, a biometrics access system provides the much-needed additional layer of security.

2. 24/7 patrols

Even if the building is well-equipped with CCTV cameras, having roving patrols that move around the property 24/7 is still a must for ensuring that someone can respond to any incident such as a burglary attack, a fire, or a hostage scene. The size of the patrol team should be commensurate with the size of the building. The larger the building, the more security officers are needed to monitor the property.

3. Tight parking security

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 7% of violent attacks and 11% of property-related crimes happen in parking areas. To determine the right security system for your building’s car park, perform a complete security assessment first.

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