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When it comes to security, failing to plan means planning to fail.

Fortunately, at O'Brien Security, we are committed to helping you develop an effective and affordable security strategy tailored for your domestic or commercial premises. Whether you are creating, reviewing or updating your security plans, the points listed below are important to keep in mind.

If you have any questions about our Alice Springs security services, don't hesitate to contact us today!
  1. Carry out a thorough risk assessment for your home or business. It is important to determine the threats that you are most likely to face and then determine the vulnerability of your premises to these threats.
  2. It is more cost effective and efficient to consider the optimal security layout during the planning stages of acquiring or extending your premises. Adding security measures at a later date can mean leaving yourself open to more areas of vulnerability.
  3. To keep your workplace as secure as possible, keeping access points to a minimum is a must. Authorised visitors and staff members should be issued with passes. Unauthorised vehicles should not be allowed close to your premises.
  4. Implementing physical security measures is vital. Your property should have adequate locks, alarms, CCTV surveillance and lighting.
  5. Security is an integral aspect of running a successful business, so it is important to make it a part of your organisation's culture. It is important for security is represented at a senior level to make sure the most effective strategies are in place.
  6. Cleanliness and overall good housekeeping is important for keeping your premises secure. Public areas should be tidy and well lit, with unnecessary furniture cleared away and gardens well maintained.
  7. Having a mailroom away from your main premises is an effective way to keep your mailhandling procedures more secure.
  8. When hiring staff or contractors, it is important to ensure that their identities are thoroughly checked. Their listed referees should also be called so that more information about their background can be established.
  9. Ensure that the most effective measures are in place to keep your business information and other sensitive data secure. Proper IT security precautions are a must for any business.
  10. Ensure that confidential materials are disposed of thoroughly, using shredders or companies authorised for document destruction.
  11. Have a continuity plan in place. If you loose access to your main premises or IT systems, it is important to make sure there is a plan in place that will allow you to keep functioning. Testing out your plan to ensure that it is viable is essential.