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Physical Security Assessment Checklist

Detect small security gaps immediately by using a checklist to carry out regular checks on building security. Prevent greater risks.

What Is a Physical Security Assessment Checklist?

A checklist for security assessment concept in a building describes the measures that are necessary to improve building security. With the help of the checklist, solutions are defined to achieve the desired security distance in the future through a Facility Security Plan (FSP).

In this article the following topics are briefly discussed:

1. The importance of building services

2. The importance of building technical measures

3. Improve security in the building with Lumiform

The importance of building services

Security concepts aim to generate adequate building security. Criminals continue to pose a threat to the most complex security systems. Without appropriate security measures, building occupants are exposed to threats that can be associated with high risks.

To ensure the effectiveness of a security concept in a physical facility, a building security checklist should be based on the following four key points:

1. Definition of the Current Status and Determination of Potential Risks

Each building has its own infrastructure and weak points in the building’s security concept. Describe the building and its location to identify current threats from technical, organizational or criminal risks.

2. Protection Requirements Analysis

Which elements should potentially be protected to enable the highest possible building security.

3. Threat Analysis & Risk Assessment

Once the elements to be protected have been determined, the respective safety hazards must be that pose a threat to them. A risk assessment is then drawn up, which forms the basis for the security concept.

4. Protection Target Definition

The definition of the protection goals is both a prerequisite for the safety concept and the basis for the verifiability of the effectiveness of the goals.

5. Definition of the Safety Measures

On the basis of the defined requirements for the safety concept, the measures are now defined.

6. Review of Safety Measures

Preferably every 2 years the security concept should be checked and adjusted to ensure the highest possible building security.

The importance of building technical measures

In addition to the security concept of the building, technical security systems are advisable for appropriate building security. Through measures in the building services, the security of a building can be improved very easily. By video surveillance systems, fire detectors or appropriate locking systems buildings can be subjected to a high security standard.

The object is extensively protected from everyday dangers such as fires or robberies by the technical support. The regular inspection and control of these security systems should of course be carried out properly to ensure that they fulfill their purpose without any gaps.

Improve security in the building with Lumiform

Building security managers are responsible for the security concept for buildings. They generate building security for people, property and other assets.

With Lumiform’s mobile app, you can easily perform security audits, report problems in a snap and quickly assign corrective actions to responsible colleagues. Easy communication with all team members and third parties allows you to improve internal processes and resolve incidents up to four times faster. Take advantage of the other benefits for your daily work:

  • The flexible form builder helps you turn any custom paper list into digital checklists in minutes
  • Using the super intuitive mobile app, you can take any exam in the field with your teammates in a foolproof, time-saving way.
  • All audit results are automatically bundled into one report and can be sent to stakeholders.
  • Extensive analyses help you uncover inefficient areas in your company faster and thus continuously improve audit processes.

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