Learn more about building security, why it’s important, the different types of building security systems and how to secure a building
Published 16 Jun 2022
Building security is the protection of property, assets, and occupants from intruders, perpetrators of violence, and unsafe or hazardous situations that can cause them harm or damage. Its goal is to deter, prevent, detect, and respond to physical security violations effectively. Underestimating the importance of building security puts everything and everyone within the building at risk, including the actual work or commercial activities taking place.
Building security is important because it is a way for companies to protect themselves, their property, assets, and building occupants from malicious security threats. Even residential building managers and owners should take building security seriously, as over a million property crimes occurred in 2021, according to the Quarterly Uniform Crime Report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The different types of building security systems include the following:
Secure a building by doing the following:
While the steps on how to secure a building are provided in the previous section, building security doesn’t simply end there. What’s also important is to maintain the security of the building 24/7, 365 days, each year. Significant security threats can strike at any time and the various types of building security systems need to be ready to deter, prevent, detect, and respond to them.
Security officers can perform regular maintenance on building security systems using iAuditor by SafetyCulture, a digital inspection app that can help power security planning programs. Below are some of the checklists that iAuditor provides for free:
You can download and use these checklists, as well as the templates below, in iAuditor for free.
Secure a building in 14-steps using this building security checklist. Security officers can also use it as an outline of their building security plan and for security planning in general. With this checklist, you can:
This facility security plan template enables security officers to do the following:
Zarina is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture. She enjoys discovering new ways for businesses to improve their safety, quality, and operations. She is working towards helping companies become more efficient and better equipped to thrive through change.
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