On Site Security Survey
under the assumption that over 80% of losses originate from the inside, we
will place heavy emphasis on internal as well as external controls. Risk
Management and well-written company policies should exist side by side,
and should fully complement each other. It is common sense to mandate a
minimum level of security, beneath which your company must not fall.
aside, we are rapidly approaching a situation where Risk
Management is no longer an option. In a highly competitive
business environment, companies cannot afford to have costly or
inappropriate security. Effective Risk Management can be nothing
less than the defense of company profitability."
P.G. Dory, formerly of Barclays Bank PLC
corporations now employ a formal strategy for Risk Management and Risk
Assessment methodologies. They have come to realize that there is a wide
range of benefits, (directly and indirectly) associated with published and
recorded written policies that have been mandated throughout the company.
Security - Physical security is the first line of defense against the risk of any loss. A thorough survey
will look at more than just lighting, landscaping and locks. Risk
Assessment Services, L.L.C. can provide you with recommendations that will provide reasonable, cost
effective and appropriate control measures that are commensurate with the
risks to which your organization is exposed.
and Procedures - In addition to conducting physical security assessments, you can further
reduce your risks by adopting written policies and procedures that are commensurate
with your financial, legal and operational needs. Comprehensive security
policies and procedures will not only enhance your physical security
efforts, they can greatly reduce your risk of costly litigation.
Employee Training - We
can also serve as a guide and a training tool for your entire company, as
we can be used to educate all of your employees about security procedures
that lead to a more security-minded working environment.
Security should not only be addressed at middle management level
but with senior management as well. Senior management is responsible for decisions
relating to the security risks and the level of Risk Management the
company is willing to accept at the given time, which involves
consideration of potential fiscal impact. Middle management is responsible
for decisions relating to the specific controls and application of other
Risk Management strategies.
application of Risk Management awareness may actually play a major and
pro-active role in enhancing the understanding of the needs and role of
all employees within an organization. This can certainly have the effect
of bringing management and employees closer together.
Assessment Services, L.L.C. can suggest practical yet simple solutions to educate your
employees without necessitating particular security knowledge, or expertise. This
approach ensures that the security ideal will be driven into more areas
and it will become more devolved.
It enables security to become part of
the company’s culture, giving management the assurance there is an
adequate and appropriate level of security throughout the company.
Weighing The Costs vs. Benefits
measures should actually be viewed as an investment in your company, not
merely as an expense. Because most people cannot see how additional
security can directly generate income, it is often necessary to justify
Risk Management in financial terms. Fortunately, this is not difficult to do.
a safer environment, you may actually notice an increase in the number of
customers and repeat customers who come to your property as well as a
decrease in employee turnover. It is an established fact that customers
and employees are attracted to environments where they feel safe.
also be a corresponding reduction in other areas such as internal
theft, armed robbery, criminal damage, liability costs and insurance
premiums. In addition to that, you may even realize a much more productive
use of budgeted employee hours, as our employee training programs can
'build-in' a significant level of security expertise, which could
alleviate the need for expensive external security personnel.
If you have
questions relating to how security surveys are conducted, at what cost,
and with what detail, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Keep
in mind, Risk Assessment Services, L.L.C. can tailor on
site security surveys that are suitable for all of your
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