Physical Security Service

​Physical Security

Locks, bars, alarms, and uniformed guards? This is what most people think of when they think  about security service

While these countermeasures are by no means the only precautions that need to be considered when trying to secure an information system, they are a perfectly logical place to begin. Physical security is a vital part of any security plan and is fundamental to all security efforts without it, information security, software security, user access security, and network security are considerably more difficult.

Physical security refers to the protection of building sites and equipment and all information contained therein, ranging from theft, vandalism, natural disaster, humanmade catastrophes, and accidental damage. It requires solid building construction, suitable emergency preparedness, reliable power supplies, adequate climate control, and appropriate protection from intruders.

Physical security service is often overlooked and its importance underestimated in favor of more technological threats such as hacking, malware, and cyber espionage. However, breaches of physical security can be carried out with brute force and little or no technical knowledge on the part of an attacker.

Physical security has three essential components: access control, surveillance, and testing. Measures include fencing, locks, access control cards, bio metric access control systems and fire suppression systems. Also, physical locations should be monitored using surveillance cameras and notification systems.

Technology Infrastructure LLC is very experienced with all of these measures and will assist you in designing them into your location, expansion, or project. Some of the guidelines we follow when designing physical security service are:

  • Don’t arouse unnecessary interest in your critical facilities: A secure room should have “low” visibility (e.g., there should not be signs in front of the building and scattered throughout the hallways announcing “expensive equipment and sensitive information this way”).
  • Select only those countermeasures that meet perceived needs as identified during risk assessment and support security policy.
  • Maximize structural protection: A secure room should have full height walls and fireproof ceilings.
  • Minimize external access doors. A secure room should only have one or two doors–they should be solid, fireproof, lockable, and observable by assigned security staff. Doors to the secure room should never be propped open.
  • Minimize external access(windows. A secure room should not have excessively large windows. All windows should have locks.
  • Maintain locking devices responsibly: Locking doors and windows can be an effective security strategy as long as appropriate authorities maintain the keys and combinations responsibly. If there is a breach, each compromised lock should be changed. Investigate options other than traditional keyhole locks for securing areas as is reasonable: Based on the findings from our risk assessment, we consider alternative physical security strategies such as window bars, Anti-theft cabling, magnetic key cards, biometrics and motion detectors.