Effective security is an asset to any organization and can be leveraged as a competitive advantage, however owners, operators and security officers, struggle with four major challenges:
- How to provide the most secure and safe environment for people within the site.
- How to stay within budget or meet the pressure to reduce costs.
- How to turn security into an opportunity.
- How to achieve a balance between security, service and productivity
The conflict between increasing security and increasing pressures on budgets creates uncertainty. M.I.P. Security takes a holistic approach to security and not only focuses on pragmatic, cost effective solutions, but also considers ways of turning a secure site into competitive advantage.
The need for coordination between fire, health and safety and security regulations, procedures, personnel and technology makes a complex web of interacting systems which is difficult to untangle but the many elements that make up a safe and secure environment fall into 3 broad domains:
The Physical Domain | Encompassing the architecture, structure, landscaping, perimeter, entrances/exits and all other physical elements.
The Technological Domain | Surveillance systems, control room, access control, alarm, detection systems, information security, and security related technology.
The Human Domain | Employees and security guards, routine and emergency procedures and training.
In order to provide peace of mind that site security is effective and to analyze the budgetary requirements for a cost-effective solution, M.I.P. Security offers its Strategic Security Assessment as a first stage in understanding your current or planned solution. Using a proven methodology, M.I.P. Security will review your current systems, methods, procedures, buildings, people and technology and report on the state of your security.
This report and associated recommendations are valuable tools to support the decision making process. Not only will they indicate where areas of your security operation may be vulnerable but it will also provide a prioritized list of improvements or changes which are to be made.
Of the changes which may be recommended, not all will require financing, but for those that do, the prioritized list can be used to budget and justify investment in different areas. Often changes in procedures or in the ways that technology is used can make significant changes at an insignificant cost.