Physical security assessments

The saying being forewarned is to be forearmed is so true when it comes to protecting your premises and people.

Often organisations aren’t aware of a problem, until it arises.

How often do you review security at your premises? You may feel ‘safe’ as you have CCTV on the premises and use alarm call-out services. You may even have security personnel on site, security barriers and fencing, however when did you last test out the security systems and processes covering your premises and team?

It could be time to book a Physical Security Assessment with us here at Eclectic Security, where we rigorously put your security to the test.

Why use Eclectic Security

Our team are individually handpicked from military backgrounds for their skills and experience in physical security. Apart from individual skills all have experience in access control and door entry systems. They all possess CCTV knowledge and are trained locksmiths specialising in non-destructive entry techniques. Who better to test your systems and processes than those who have this skill base?

How does it work?

During your Physical Security Assessment, all aspects of your security program are examined. We will highlight areas of risk, identify weak points and suggest where security improvements should be implemented.

Eclectic Security uses a tested process to conduct physical security assessments. This is not a one size fits all assessment, we continually evolve our testing based on assessment findings, new technology, the latest security best practice and reporting.

Our consultants facilitate the assessment every step of the way. They keep the project on track and make sure that all important elements are examined.

What is in your report?

Whilst our Physical Security Assessments are tailored for each project, they typically include the following:

  • Risk identification and analysis.
  • Assessment of Threat and Vulnerability.
  • Review of your premises and facility security.
  • Analysis of local area and business sector crime data.
  • Review of compliance with relevant standards (eg fire regs, access control systems, lighting, locks, etc)
  • Assessment of facility operating procedures
  • Evaluation of physical, electronic and architectural security systems, together with the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Analysis of Security management and personnel analysis.
  • Development of recommendations for security improvements.
  • Preparation of written Security Assessment Report

Your report can also Identify and document where costs can be reduced or security operations streamlined.

Stage 1 of the Security Assessment Process

This stage is all about your people.

You will provide Eclectic Security with the necessary documents for our team to understand what your current security arrangements and processes are. These documents can include plans of the site and copies of any existing security policies and procedures.

We may conduct interviews with individuals, including senior managers, department heads and people who are involved in security roles.

We will conduct detailed inspections of certain areas of the facility which we identify as potential security issues.

A nighttime visit is always conducted to observe lighting conditions and how your facility operates at night. This helps us get a complete picture of the facility and its security both during the day and at night.

Stage 2 of the Security Assessment Process

During this stage of the process, we identify your critical assets. Our team analyse potential threats, review loss history, evaluate existing security measures, and identify potential weaknesses and areas for improvements.

Once both stages are complete your Security Assessment Report is compiled. Whilst preparing the report, we often uncover areas that require further investigation and study. Certain cases may require a return visit to conduct additional interviews. We may examine particular areas of concern in more depth.

The report findings

Once the draft Security Assessment Report is completed, we will organise a meeting to discuss the findings with you. As a result of that meeting to clarify findings, a final report is then compiled and sent to you.

If you require it we can also make a formal presentation of the Security Assessment Report to your senior management team if required.

What happens as a result of the report?

Once the formal report has been signed off by the relevant person, we are available to assist you with any implementations contained within our report. Our services can include assistance with security system upgrades, sourcing of other services, products and vendors.

Call us to discuss your physical security requirements