Would that a person could conduct the business of their company in a stress-free, secure environment without worrying about theft, break-ins, and all manner of assaults against their company. Alas, that paradisaical vision is attainable – but not without some diligence and expense. The goal is not to establish adequate security monitoring. That part is easy. Rather, the goal is to establish adequate security monitoring in an efficient manner.
In addition, companies need to keep in mind that the issue is multi-faceted. When people discuss the subject of security monitoring, they usually have physical security in mind. There is much more, however, as the following list indicates:
These are but examples. Other examples exist or occur as variables depending on the nature of the business. But, the issue of monitoring remains, regardless. Installing the supporting infrastructure is only half of the solution.
OSA conducted an assessment where the company had spent a considerable amount of money for on-the-ground security. OSA determined that a combination of on-site guards and off-site monitoring would save the company over $400,000 annually.
In closing, an important question. Who monitors the monitors? It’s rare, but still possible. Those assigned to protect instead become the threat. That is reason enough to consider outside monitoring vs. in house protection. Peace of mind and an accountable party, the two best reasons for professional, efficient monitoring is the ticket to paradise.