Introduction to Security Management
1. What security measures are utilized within a facility/building to protect assets?
There are various security measures that can be applicable in safeguarding assets in a building, facility or premise. This will depend on the level of severity of the security risk that may be currently faced (Fennelly, 2013). The most commonly used method of enhancing security in buildings is through the use of locks along with key control. In this regard, a business owner may decide to use locks that are referred to as dead bolts, where necessary (Fennelly, 2013).
The other type of key and lock is referred to as dead locks that have double cylinders. This requires the key to unlock the door in either side. It should be noted that locks may not help, if an individual does not know how to use them (Fennelly, 2013). The recommendation in the use of key and locks is that those responsible should ensure that all the doors and the windows have sturdy locks. Last but not least, the use of security guards can also be the other measure of safeguarding assets within a facility (Fennelly, 2013).
2. Describe the various types of access and intrusion alarms and systems.
There are various types of access and intrusion alarm and systems. For instance, when it comes to the 24/7 monitoring systems, there is a burglary detection system (Brittian, 2012), and this can be applicable in minimizing burglary as the name suggests. Apart from that, there is a video surveillance that is closely related to the closed circuit television surveillance (CCTV). These are helpful in recording footage of events (Brittian, 2012).
Besides that, there are two main types of intruder or bugler system. These are the wired alarms and the wireless alarms (Brittian, 2012). The wired alarms are those that are connected to a series of sensors that are linked to a single control panel. The wireless alarms on the other hand, depend on sensors that are powered by batteries. The intrusion detection systems can either be classified as active or passive. Active detection system does not require the intervention of the operator as is the case for passive detection system (Brittian, 2012).
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