Physical security threats are a growing concern for many businesses. With the advancement of technology, physical security threats are becoming more sophisticated and more challenging to detect. Technology that can be used for ill intent is more attainable than ever before. Intruders can use drones, sophisticated surveillance cameras, and facial recognition software to carry out their missions. Some technology may be prohibitively expensive for the average criminal, but drones, for example, can be purchased for less than $100 for consumer models. Even professional drones start at $3,000 to $5,000.
Information is More Widely Available
In most cases, transparency is a positive trait, but when you give the general population access to information, you can’t control what they do with it. What was once only available only to law enforcement and security professionals is now widely available online for free or just a few dollars. Criminals can leverage what they learn about your business, property or the people who work and live there to identify vulnerabilities or high-value targets to plan and carry out crimes more effectively.
Social Media Reveals More Than You Know
Businesses that use social media for marketing or fun may not realize they are making themselves an easy target for criminals looking to gather information. Social media platforms provide a wealth of information that can be used to identify potential targets, gather intelligence about their routines, and even monitor their movements in real-time.
Remote Work can Increase Vulnerability
The rise of work-from-home policies has led to an increase in security breaches. Many businesses began operating on a remote or hybrid model without updating security practices to protect their data. Also, fewer people in the building can make them more vulnerable to threats from intruders or other criminals.
How can business owners address risks posed by increasingly sophisticated security threats?
Consider these suggestions:
- Conduct regular risk assessments: Evaluating the risks facing your business or property is essential to identify vulnerabilities and take action to remedy them.
- Improve physical security measures: Protect your people and property with security equipment such as access control systems, security cameras, and alarms to deter potential intruders.
- Train employees: Teach employees security best practices to help them anticipate risks, identify threats, and respond appropriately.
- Monitor social media: Keep an eye on social media for mentions of your organization or personal information can help identify potential threats and take action to mitigate them.
- Remain up to date: Staying informed about the latest physical security threats and technologies can help you stay one step ahead of attackers.
Contact BOS Security
BOS Security offers a wide range of security solutions to address even the most sophisticated threats to your people, property, and data. From our extensively trained security officers to VirtuGuard™ remote video surveillance, we have what it takes to protect you. To schedule an assessment of your current security, get in touch with us today or learn more about BOS Security’s VirtuGuard™ remote guarding service here.
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