Three Levels of Physical Security
October 20, 2022
Levels of Physical Security
Physical security should be proactive, and visitor management is designed to be the first line of defense. SV3 helps you navigate the delicate balance between generating memorable first impressions and adhering to the most rigorous security standards for corporate building.
SV3 is scalable and configurable to satisfy visitor management requirements regardless of company size or enterprise complexity. This is an easy way for company leaders to leverage today’s technology to better protect stakeholders, property, and assets against physical threat.
Imagine being able to scan everyone’s ID, and the security team or front desk can verify they’re not on any internal or Federal watchlists.
1. Outer Perimeter Security
The outer perimeter of a facility is defined by the actual property lines.
When securing the outer perimeter, the goal is to control who can walk or drive onto the grounds. Perimeter security can include a locked gate that is locked, remotely operated, or protected by guards. In some situations, a simple hedge can provide adequate perimeter security, while a barbed wire fence with a guarded gate is called for in extreme situations.
Determining what type of perimeter security to install requires weighing the risk of an intruder accessing the property against the cost of the physical security measures available.
2. Inner Perimeter Security
Inner perimeter security secures a facility’s doors, windows, and walls.
This features security measures that may include locks, keys, access control, electronic visitor management systems, and video cameras. Often buildings are equipped with alarm systems to be used as a warning signal if an entry or exit is breached. These measures help keep unauthorized people out, and better control the flow of visitors in and out of your building.
Not every person will look like a threat entering your building, but utilizing technology like visitor management allows you to create internal watchlists, run government-issued background checks, ban visitor entry, and send immediate notifications to security workers.
3. Interior Security
Interior security addresses the building’s inner spaces related to employee offices and other physical assets.
Security cameras and motion detectors are effective for monitoring a business’s interior spaces.
Newer technologies help take this security to a more advanced level. Visitor management is a great tool to pre-screen any visitor or vendor coming onto the location. Visitor management kiosks can be set up in the lobby manned or unmanned. The system quickly scans IDs, records visit times, and stores identification information on every person who requests access to your facility.
Integrating visitor management with access control is a great way to stop unauthorized visitors at the door and control traffic within a facility with an extra layer of security protection.
Designing a physical security program for your facility calls for multiple levels of protection: the outer perimeter, the inner perimeter, and the building’s interior. An effective physical security system implements two or three forms of security at each level.
To chat with our experts at Building Intelligence, Inc. about the three levels of physical security, please call 1-877-353-3377 or contact us online.