Keeping people safe and secure has become one of the primary responsibilities of management at today’s organizations. With the wide range of different hardware and software available to meet that objective, it can be challenging to determine what best suits the needs of a particular facility. Even once a prospective purchaser has made the determination to deploy a specific product or system, there are still many decisions to be made.
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By definition, distribution centers are enormous facilities, operating 24/7 and filled with millions of dollars’ worth of merchandise. They are typically on or near an airport or highway system, with a workforce that includes a high number of temporary workers to handle fluctuations in demand. Taken together, these factors can contribute to an environment with a higher level of risk.
The one thing that is always constant in life is change. The climate of the physical security industry is no different. We asked Security Consultant, Pierre Bourgeix, what he sees as “out” in 2018 and “in” in 2019 based on his conversations with clients and his close involvement in the industry.
In early January of 2018, the Security Industry Association (SIA) published, “Security Megatrends™: The 2018 Vision for the Security Industry.” This concise booklet summarized 10 megatrends, one of which was #4, “Evolution of Risk Management: Risk Management Transcends Department Titles”, which asserted the following:
Even though they’ve been around for decades, sales of security doors and turnstiles have increased markedly in the last several years. Some of the biggest companies on the planet are implementing them globally and tying them into their access control systems. Why now? What has changed?
Every organization faces a wide range of risks on a daily basis. Of all these various risks, there are five specific categories affected by access control, where the risks increase significantly when an unauthorized person has gained access into a controlled area. To manage any of these risks, you have a choice: you can choose to respond after the infiltration occurs or prevent infiltration from happening up front.