What does it take to be a Security Manager? – A peek into a Security Manager’s life.

Dec 20, 2016 | 2318 Views

In a growing country like India where opportunities are abundant, what cannot go unnoticed are the growing threats that put lives and property at risk. Every business needs to be secure for it to run efficiently without interruption, which is why security has become a progressively important function altogether. Every place needs reliable and effective security management. As the challenges of the function grow, so do the demands on the job of a Security Manager. Even the best security systems cannot succeed in the absence of tight control and monitoring by an experienced professional. Let’s see how one such professional manages to take care of his duties.

Vishwajeet is a Security Manager for a large corporation with 30,000 employees. He is responsible for the physical security of all the facilities and the people working there. He also needs to ensure that the contractors and visitors are handled properly. His company has installed an integrated system that connects access control, fire alarm system, visitor management, video surveillance, parking management as well as canteen management to one single interface requiring just three screens to monitor.

Here’s what his day looks like….
1. He starts with a quick update about the previous shift from the respective managers followed by a briefing with the entire security team.
2. They go over anything that has happened over the previous shift and then hand out assignments.
3. He then moves on to supervising the issuance of visitor badges or badges for new employees.
4. He needs to step in to resolve any situations with unruly visitors or members, issues involving bad parking, etc.
5. He monitors the control room to keep an eye on the stream from various areas on a real-time basis.
6. Responds to queries put forth by the management or any resolution of complaints related to security.
7. He handles the issues faced by the people in his team so that they work efficiently and smoothly.
8. In case of any misbehaviour or breach of any security rule, he takes appropriate action by being extremely polite and assertive yet stern and strict.
9. Files report about attendance and log any unusual activities or instances of the day.
10. Make decisions regarding maintenance and repairs of devices or systems and communicate to the right people.
11. The day ends with the shift and he finishes off by giving handover to the next shift manager.

Managing a large organization’s security spread over so many locations is now easy due to the advanced security systems that are available today. In the absence of a good system, everything from attendance management to surveillance and reporting becomes a challenge and is at a high risk of lapses.

To sum up: Thanks to an integrated system, Vishwajeet can go back home at the end of the shift with a feeling of having everything under control. He knows he will receive alerts even on his phone in case of an emergency, allowing him peace of mind and freedom to use his time well. Please visit our website www.solus.co.in for more information. For any sales enquiries, please contact +91 8043336666 or drop an email to sales@solus.co.in.