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Prevention vs Reaction: The Importance of Proactive Security Measures

Prevention vs Reaction: The Importance of Proactive Security Measures

In today’s unpredictable world, safety and security have become major concerns for businesses of all sizes. The rise in crime rates and the potential threat of cyberattacks has forced companies to implement proactive security measures to protect their assets and employees. At the same time, when an incident can’t be prevented, it’s essential to respond swiftly and effectively. Never underestimate the power of a combined security strategy to optimize your protection.

Begin With a Security Assessment

Proactive security measures start with analyzing the security vulnerabilities of a business and determining the likelihood and potential impact of a security breach.  An assessment will identify potential security risks, such as theft, vandalism, or cyberattacks, and develop a security plan to mitigate them.

Prevention and Reaction Can Work in Tandem

The most effective security measures are designed for prevention but can also quickly respond to an ongoing incident. Consider the following:

On-Site Security Officers

Guards stationed at your provide a physical presence that can deter potential intruders. However, they are limited in their view of a property and prone to the same human error that can plague any of us — fatigue, distraction, illness, etc. That’s why it’s important to be sure you have enough guards on staff or back them up with security technology. Well-trained, well-equipped security officers can quickly respond to incidents as needed.

Audio Intervention

Audio can be used in combination with surveillance cameras and other security infrastructure. Security staff can use audio to make announcements to alert residents, employees, customers, and other personnel that they are being live monitored and address trespassers, vandals, and other criminals. Audio speakers can interrupt a crime in progress. Wise intruders will cut their losses and flee empty-handed rather than risk arrest.

VirtuGuard™ Interactive Remote Video Monitoring

Interactive remote security cameras offer greatly enhanced location visibility by connecting to electronic security systems, including surveillance cameras, microphones, speakers, and other security infrastructure. VirtuGuard™ combines the best security cameras and on-site security officers, providing the visual range of security cameras and the peace of mind of knowing they are monitored by guards as well-trained as on-site guards.

VirtuGuard™ in Action

Recently, VirtuGuard™ stopped a trespassing event in its tracks. The incident posed a threat to the comfort and safety of the young residents as well as the reputation of property management. If the complex had not implemented proactive security measures, the event could have escalated and caused significant damage to the property. By implementing proactive security measures based on the results of a security risk assessment, businesses can prevent incidents from occurring. VirtuGuard™ is an effective security solution by itself, but when combined with onsite security officers or local law enforcement, you can trust that your business, assets, and people are safe and secure. Contact BOS Security today to schedule your free security risk assessment.


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