Physical Security Audits
Physical security audits are important for businesses of all sizes. By conducting a physical security audit, you can identify vulnerabilities and take steps to mitigate risks. Physical security audits should be conducted by an external consultant or by a qualified internal team.
What is a Physical Security Audit?
A physical security audit is a physical examination and assessment of a facility to identify and evaluate security-related risks and the protection of people, property, information, and other assets from the real or perceived threats of external and internal security incidents. Depending on the risk determination for your facility, security audits should be conducted every three to five years. Physical security audits typically cover things like access control, lighting, CCTV, and perimeter security. Depending on the size and scope of your business, the audit may also include things like employee screening, asset protection, and site safety. By identifying gaps in your physical security, audits can help you make your business more secure and reduce the risk of theft, vandalism, and other Crimes.
Contact a Physical Security Audit Advisor
It is important to conduct security audits every three to five years. Our advisors will be able to tailor an audit to your specific needs and requirements for a complete and comprehensive report laying out all threats.
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American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
Using American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International guidelines and best practices and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles of natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement and maintenance, a physical security audit can help you determine your threats and vulnerabilities and help mitigate your risk with countermeasures.
Our physical security audit includes
- Kickoff Meeting
- Asset Determination
- Risk Determination Matrix
- On-site Security Survey (day/night) to Include a review of:
- Community Relationship/Neighborhood
- Property Perimeter
- External Grounds
- Building Perimeter
- Electronic Intrusion Detection System
- Electronic Access Control System
- Video Surveillance System
- Audio/Visual Communication System
- Interior Security
- Key Management and Control
- Miscellaneous Security
- Property Inventory
- Security Personnel Review
- Security Policies, Procedures and Documents Review
- Staff Interviews
- Crime Statistics
- Staff Security Training Review
- Written report w/Findings & Recommendations
- Out Brief
Meet Regulatory agency requirements
Whether a regulatory agency requires you to perform biannual physical security audits, or you want to ensure your security measures and vulnerabilities are consistent with corporate expectations, MPS Security and Protection is here to help
Physical Security Management vs. Physical Security Assessments
Physical security audits and physical security management are two different approaches to keeping people and property safe. Physical security audits are typically conducted by an outside party, such as MPS Security. These audits assess the adequacy of an organization’s security measures and make recommendations for improvement.
On the other hand, physical security management is the process of planning, implementing, and monitoring security measures within an organization. Physical security management is typically conducted by internal staff, although some organizations may hire external consultants to assist with specific aspects of this process.
Both physical security audits and physical security management are important tools for ensuring people’s and property’s safety. However, they differ in their approach, scope, and focus. As a result, organizations should consider both types of services when developing a comprehensive physical security program.
Identify your vulnerabilities with physical security audits
Physical security audits are a critical part of any security program. They help you identify vulnerabilities and recommend corrective actions to mitigate risks. But not all audits are created equal. Some audits are more comprehensive than others, and some audit firms have more experience than others.
So how do you choose the right firm to conduct your physical security audit?
Here are a few things to look for:
Experience: Look for a firm that has conducted physical security audits in a variety of settings, including office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and retail stores.
Scope: Make sure the firm you choose is willing to customize the scope of the audit to meet your specific needs. For example, if you’re concerned about data breaches, ask if the firm can specifically evaluate your network security.
Reputation: Ensure you are dealing with a reparable business. Length of time in business the demonstrates reliability of a company. Check out online reviews and testimonials to get a sense of what other customers have thought about the firm’s services.
By taking the time to find the right firm to conduct your physical security audit, you can ensure that your audit is thorough and informative which results in recommendations that will improve your overall security posture.
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