Cybersecurity is very important. So important that many conversations among security professionals have moved onto focus entirely on cybersecurity. As essential as this might be, it is also crucial that we do not forget the most basic type of security out there: physical. Physical security is made simple with the countless forms of tech solutions out there for creating safer and more sound facilities that are less accessible by criminals or unauthorized people. Today, we want to take a peek at a few of the most common physical security vulnerabilities and explore a handful of ways to address them.
Worn Down CCTV Systems
The fact is, any type of optical security system is a huge investment for a company to make. Because of the money, time, and infrastructure that is needed to install these systems, it is tempting to stick with the classic leave our legacy systems as-is approach. However, easy upgrades to more modern systems, or more context-specific systems like your driver cameras, can be one of the most simple methods of upgrading your security technology. Investing in intelligent security systems that do the majority of the work for you also makes for an easier and more effective system, as well as a more productive workspace.
Physically Protecting Your Data
Today, we usually think of cybersecurity as the end-all-be-all method for dealing with data protection, but there is a physical component. If your facility has any employees with sensitive data on their computers, all of those devices must be stored securely. Keeping data centers all locked down is also essential, as physical access could actually increase what a perpetrator is capable by a huge amount. Do not ever forget the importance of the physical aspect that is associated with proper data protection.
One of the most defined aspects of proper physical security is cutting back the flow of foot or vehicle traffic in specific areas to basically form bottlenecks where security protocols are able to do their work. This is why something like an access control system makes a lot of sense. They are able to assess whether or not somebody has the right authentication to be in a spot without impeding upon the natural flow of traffic. An under-vehicle inspection system is also very effective at scanning vehicles for any suspicious items, all while keeping the flow of traffic moving at a moderate pace.
Groundbreaking Technologies with Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to act. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 37 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.