As someone in charge of a large facility, you understand the need to protect your building and its people from unwanted visitors who may intend you and your operation harm. While installing security checkpoints can do a lot to safeguard your facility, you must take care to avoid installation mistakes that could expose your facility and its people to harm from intruders.
If you fail to install the right security, you might expose yourself to a claim of negligent security. Security Magazine describes a number of mistakes that property owners make while trying to install security checkpoints in their buildings.
Installing it yourself
Taking on the job of installing your own security can cause major problems. You might not understand the costs or time needed to properly set up your checkpoints, which can drag out the project and cost you more money to straighten things out. The better bet is to find a qualified contractor who understands how to install and integrate a security checkpoint into your facility.
Going for a cheaper deal
Opting for a cheap deal for your security parts and equipment may also cost you more money down the road. If you end up with sub-quality parts that fail, you will need to buy replacements, which may cost more than the initial parts you had purchased. A low cost service provider may also lack the resources to come out and perform service to your checkpoints.
Guessing where to install checkpoints
You will need a thorough analysis of your facility to identify highly trafficked areas. Simply guessing where to install your strongest security can cause you to install the wrong levels of security in various places. You might bottleneck some locations where employees need to enter the building with a burdensome checkpoint. You might also miss a location or two where an unwanted visitor could sneak in.
Leaving security gaps
Do not assume that a simple turnstile is going to stop unwanted visitors from entering your building. You might need to post security guards in that location. Even installing an alarm if someone tailgates may not be enough. Your security might not respond in time, or someone might assume a worker tripped the alarm by accident and not respond to the intrusion. Be aware of other gaps that could turn up in your security, like open spaces at a turnstile where a trespasser could slip through.