Understanding Penetration Risk of your Building

Nov 20, 2017

The Security of a building has become a major concern for the working man and,  due to the increase in the number of threats,  it is a heavy burden for the Security Department. Even though a fire hazard has a higher probability of occurrence, the security of a workplace turns more heads. The owners and tenants of the building have really high expectations from a security manager, however, the security measures he can provide depend greatly on the budget.

Security Managers are unable to adequately manage the risk of physical penetration due to a lack of resources. For a Security Manager to mitigate any security risks it is very important to know exactly who comes and goes through their doors. Solus Security Solutions understands these expectations and suggests the most feasible option available. However, if security is of more concern to you than the budget, then an access system can help you gain a lot of data such as the Number of Metal Detection alarms, No credential entrance bypass, Count of associates and much more. This wide array of information can help you predict and avert a number of threats as long as they are analyzed carefully.

Various access control systems are present that help reduce penetration risks at your building such as Discretionary Access Control (DAC), Mandatory Access Control (MAC), and Role-based Access Control (RBAC). DAC requires an officer to be present at the entrance, and only based on his discretion will an entity be granted access to the building. Access through an MAC depends solely on the label an individual possesses; the security officer at the desk has no say. Only if your label is classified to have access would you get an entry in the vicinity. MACs are common in Military-based organizations where a high-level of security and confidentiality is expected. RBAC, also known as Non-Discretionary Access Control, is one of the most popular access control systems. In RBAC, access is granted to an individual based on his / her profile, and the profile contains various details such as the role of the person in the organization, how long should they possess the access, what restrictions are applicable on them and so on. Based on the complexity and vastness of your organization, Solus Security solutions can recommend an access control system that best suits your needs and budget.

Some of the access control systems have certain drawbacks; let’s consider the Optical Turnstiles for instance. An optical turnstile has sensors below the waistline that detects the number of individuals passing through. If two people are detected, an alarm is triggered; however, both the individuals get access, which makes the presence of a Security Officer mandatory. On the other hand, if you’re looking for stringent security measures then a Security Revolving Door or Mantrap Portal is a very precise security system. The principle is such that the door always remains closed, it will allow entry provided your credentials are approved. Tailgating or piggybacking is detected immediately and the portal locks itself or denies entry, making it fail-safe and highly reliable. Solus Security Solutions takes an extra step to know what your organization needs are, and provides the best solution available.

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