Is it really that simple to stop security breaches? For some businesses, it could be.
No matter how many great features a security system has, there are always people out there with malicious intentions and an eye for a challenge – like how to find the gaps in your system and gain access. Here are some of the things they look for in hopes of an opportunity.
Your Security Product Brand Names
For an experienced criminal, knowing what brand a commercial property’s security system is can be their ticket to access. They may not even be looking to bypass the system – sometimes, they’re simply banking on a lucky guess at a password giving them access to your physical security network and data. This is why it is critical to keep your security product brand names out of public knowledge. That way, Google won’t be the only thing standing in between your property and a tech-savvy burglar.
Holes in the Access Control
As an administrator, you may be able to determine whether a criminal, disgruntled ex-employee or other person with bad intentions can find holes in your access control system by asking yourself a few simple questions:
· Can I make a copy of an employee’s access card without their knowledge?
· If so, would that copied access card get me into the building?
· If not, could I still walk right into the building with a group of employees in the morning or while they’re returning from lunch?
If the answers to any of these questions is yes, then there’s a chance that the wrong person could gain access to restricted areas of the property. The good news is this: A security assessment of your property can determine whether you may be in need of upgraded access control measures we can provide.
Compromised Security Personnel
Now, it’s time to ask some questions about how your site security personnel respond to various sensitive situations. What do they do when an unauthorized person – not an employee or vendor of the facility – makes multiple unannounced visits? What do they do when the access control system registers numerous denied access notifications? Do they follow protocol all the time, or have they been known to make emotionally-based decisions? If your security personnel is compromised, there’s a greater likelihood of a breach at some point.
What Can Be Done?
The first place to start is with a security assessment of the property. Park Security Systems can provide this as a complimentary service in order to help you make informed security improvement decisions. Please contact us if you wish to make this appointment; we look forward to assisting you.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a full-service security provider that is locally owned and operated in Central Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer complete commercial and residential security system solutions to help prevent more security breaches in PA homes and businesses.