In our day and age, technology has taken over – especially in the world of security. While tools such as monitoring cameras, hardware authentication and intrusion alarms aid in overseeing a medical facility or high-rise, it’s hard to argue against the importance of physical security personnel.
While an emphasis lies upon technology-oriented security, it’s only one aspect to successfully securing your space. But, what good is high-end technology if there is no pre-established security plan in place? Thanks to technology like motion sensors and monitoring cameras, security officers are easily alerted of an issue, but it then becomes their responsibility to diffuse the situation. Technology has no way of physically stopping a person that could cause harm to those around them.
In fact, technology does not offer the complete solution to security risks. It’s the delicate balance and interaction between tech and physical security that effectively patrols an area. Establishing and maintaining a well-thought out process and procedure is the best strategy when combining the use of technical and physical security measures.
Physical security can be defined as the protection of personnel, hardware, software, networks and data from physical actions and events that could cause serious loss or damage to an enterprise, agency or institution. In order to adequately protect assets, there must be a solution including both technical and physical facets to alert and diffuse high and low risk situations.
The ultimate goal is to keep people and valuables safe using a complete security solution – the combination of technology-based security and physical instinct.