Security Audits Remain an Ongoing Need

  March 13, 2008

Most facility executives probably assume that any building with an access control and visitor management system in place is secure. But that's not always a safe assumption to make.

The best way to approach security is not to consider it a task like installing an access control system, but as an ongoing concern that requires attention. For example, best practice calls for performing a threat assessment before doing a security upgrade.

But equally important is committing to a periodic security audit once a system is in place. Committing to a reassessment schedule is important so that the audit remains current with physical configurations and systems as a space changes. Other changes that can require ongoing security audits include organizational changes, changes in activities and simply the need to keep current on new threats.


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