Security Hardening Measures
Security Hardening Measures
If history has taught us anything ... it is that no one system is impenetrable, and this holds true today.
Granted there have been exceptions, the Great Wall of China, Fort Knox, and Area 51 to name a few.But when it comes to modern security the name of the game is updates. Updates usually refers to software for your laptop or your phone but that’s only half of the game. Hardware, along with home and workspaces, need constant updates in order to stay ahead of threats.
For criminals the difference between large targets and small targets is not the payout
... it's the risk.
Getting caught or killed is the last thing they want and if they find out that you are using an outdated security system that can easily be bypassed then the risk goes down. No criminal in their right mind is going to make a direct assault on Area 51, after all, that facility is the absolute definition of secure.
Presumably, this is because nobody knows how many guards are present at any given time.
✅ The outer perimeter is patrolled by guards who will shoot on sight.
✅ The ground is littered with motion and seismic sensors.
✅ The inner perimeter is a vast expanse which gives guards plenty of time to react.
✅ The interior of the facility is largely a mystery, and the payout is a complete unknown.
...In comparison your home or your workspace is a piece of cake to break into and the payouts can sometimes be visible from a distance.
The best way to counter any threat, soft or hard, is by updating any security system you have regularly. Property and personal protection is paramount to anyone’s peace of mind. However, trying to figure out how to secure your property by yourself can often be a mistake. Therefore, it is recommended that you hire a security company once a year to do a full security analysis. Consultations may not be as expensive as you think. Guardian Protection Force offers a no cost/ no obligation security walkthrough. One of our expert security consultants will walk with you through your property, listen to your questions then offer the best advice regarding threat assessment and mitigation.
In total there are five levels of physical security: low, medium, high, and maximum. But let’s break down what that means starting from the lowest point.
Hypothetically, let's say you have a property that is fenced off from the public and it contains extremely valuable equipment. Low security is simply putting a lock and chain on the gate. Medium Security would be adding security cameras to watch all areas of the property. High would be adding a security guard or a patrol driver to watch the property. Maximum would be a 24-hour armed guard walking the perimeter, cameras with night vision capability and motion sensors near the valued equipment. The same levels of security can apply to yourself as well. Low would be the use of pepper spray. Medium would be having a baton or knife in your possession. High is to carry an open or concealed firearm. Maximum is full body armor, a high-powered weapon, and an armored vehicle for transportation.
The main difference between property and personal security is the sense of imminent danger. When it comes to your property the danger can sometimes be harder to gauge but when it comes to personal security that usually is based on our own sense of imminent risk.
Neither choice should be made in a vacuum, our security professionals at Guardian Protection Force can help you with all your security needs.
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“In security analysis the prime stress is laid upon protection against untoward events. We obtain this protection by insisting upon margins of safety, or values well in excess of the price paid.”