My postings usually relate to the technology, logistics and business of security. As important as this is to assuring that our customers stay secure, we as security professionals should never lose sight of the fundamentals. As security professionals, we strive to provide the best possible electronic security solutions for our clients that will meet their unique lifestyles or logistics of their business. This element should always remain to be our focus as we survey a potential or existing customer’s premise. Another equally important factor that we must communicate to them is their responsibility of assuring that their premise is maintained properly, and more important, not neglected to where their lack of attention could make their premise more vulnerable to an intrusion.
Items that are most obvious are maintaining the landscape so the premise appears to be occupied. Avoid over growth of shrubbery that would create areas that a burglar could use to block an onlooker’s sight of them as he burglarized a premise. Lighting is always a key element in adding to security. A well-lit area is not favorable for a burglar scouting for their next victim, where a dark area with places to take cover is a burglar’s target when contemplating a burglary.
These are only a few of the many fundamental items that all security professionals should share with their customers. Many more exist that pertain to security and safety. In short, we should never forget the fundamentals and most important, they should always be shared with our customers in our effort to keep them informed and add to their security and safety plans.