Institutions, international political bodies, sites of worship and places of public education. One of the greatest risks facing any of the places mentioned above is unauthorized intrusion. The careful planning of perimeter security can decrease costs and give valuable extra time to those protecting the area. Below we reveal four secrets for converting a potential loss into a gain.
Often, the work required consists of nothing more than a simple renewal or restoration of security installations. In other cases, what is required is an effective reinforcement of perimeter security. Whatever the request, planners and architects need to work together. In 70% of cases, however, a project will be compromised by the following flaws: incompleteness in communication; the non-involvement of specialist security companies; failure to check the applicable laws; the involvement of numerous subcontractors. The consequences of these failings are all equally harmful from a logistical and, above all, an economic perspective. The incidental harm caused by not coordinating with a security manager during all the stages of the project includes:
So how can the planning phase be turned from a potential cause of financial loss into an opportunity to enforce budget discipline and optimize costs? By taking the following four steps.
1. Design and select the best possible form of access control and intrusion prevention
The general security of the site is unquestionably the pre-eminent concern, but it must never be forgotten that the only way of achieving a superior level of site control is through the proper management of the flow of visitors. Several strategic actions can be taken in this regard:
2. Involve as few external parties as possible
The products selected for use in the project need to be repaired and maintained. Reducing the number of people involved in the realization of the project will streamline the process, rendering the installation faster, more secure and less costly. It is essential to check that all providers are following the same communication protocols, to which end it may be useful to set up a single, centralized platform for the global operation of the entire security system.
3. Check planning restrictions when designing vehicle and pedestrian access points:
The road system around the site has a major impact on the perimeter security solutions that need to be adopted. It is always advisable to:
4. Always combine project safety with project design
The choice of materials must always be informed by considerations of the safety of staff and external parties. The following precautions are particularly important:
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