Peace of Mind While Your Facilities are Empty

Addressing the Growing Need for Strategic Security in Times of Uncertainty

In a recent story, we shared with you that Diversified is considered an Essential Business, meaning we provide Critical Infrastructure and valuable services to our clients even in (and especially for) times of global crisis. One of those critical services is security—both physical and cyber—and we’re committing to ensuring you have all the necessary information you need to protect your facilities during these uncertain times.

You may have heard us talk about “Strategic Security” before, but what does that really mean? Most think of it as campus perimeter camera placement or a few card readers to limit access in specific areas of a building. And sure, those things are part of it but it’s also so much more. It’s making your security system work for you in times of uncertainty and making sure you’re prepared for any situation that arises.

Right now, many of us are finding ourselves working or finishing out our school semester from home to adhere to social distancing guidelines. With so many options available today for remote work like video conferencing platforms or distance learning, the adverse effects on productivity can certainly be avoided. Still, if everyone is remote—that means your facility is probably empty or at least scarcely populated, and concerns about containment of access may be quickly growing.

Physical security solutions turned the corner several years ago. With Strategic Security, the focus has become as much on operational efficiencies as its traditional value in protecting people, property, and organizational assets—be that intellectual property, or valuable equipment. With the proper mix of security solutions, facilities managers can become strategic users of security and prepare for the possibility of unforeseen changing conditions within their environments.

In a four-part series, we will take a deep dive into each component of a strategic security solution—secure access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, and utilizing AI for facial recognition, weapons detection and the cherry on top, remote monitoring and data analytics. No matter what industry your facility operates within, whether corporate enterprise, healthcare or education to name a few, these strategic solutions can be adapted to the needs of your unique environment.

Stay tuned for the next installment of the Strategic Security series, The Foundation for any Security System: Secured Access Control.

Until then, check out our Physical Security Best Practices Guide to assess your current risk and reach out to us at any time to discuss how we can add value to your organization’s Strategic Security solution.