Protecting government buildings is a harrowing idea. The federal government alone is comprised of over 440 departments, resides in over 3 billion square feet stretched across 900,000 buildings and structures, and this pales in comparison to all of the area covered by various state and administrative facilities across the United States. Not only is this a sprawling area, but these are areas that conduct the type of business that make them natural targets for security threats.
Maintaining security in government buildings is a layered and comprehensive project. From the entryway to the building, to all windows and exits, no stone may be left unturned when it comes to keeping these facilities safe.
Paying Close Attention To Each Layer
In order to work seamlessly together, close attention must be paid to each layer of security in order to create a safe government building environment. The basic layers of security required for a government building include:
Regular risk assessment
Experienced security consultants assess risks from end to end of government buildings to ensure layers of security are always what they need to be. When technology updates, or when a certain security layer interferes with another, these consultants catch these minor mistakes before becoming major ones and alerts building management to how security can be improved.
While this may seem very simple, locks are one of the most important security layers in government buildings. These locks are typically electronic in nature, opened with specific ID cards, keypads, or biometric readers to grant appropriate access to appropriate employees.
Video surveillance and intercom systems
For visitors to a government building, video surveillance and intercom systems are a very important layer. Not only do they alert employees inside of goings on around the building, they also record any visitors in case they are responsible for any type of threat. When visitors do arrive, they’re also cataloged in visitor management systems to keep close track of everyone coming and going from the facility.
Security layers aren’t limited to inside government facilities. Outside of facilities, gates, signage, video surveillance, and other security layers are present to keep the grounds of the building safe from any potential threats.
Layered Security For All Needs
Layered security isn’t only for government buildings, and any building requiring additional security from potential threats can benefit from a multi-layered system. Not only do multi-layered systems deter potential threats, but they also record and produce evidence should any type of threat find a way through. For government buildings or any buildings, if you’ve been looking to learn more about adopting layered security for your facility, contact us today to see how layered security can work for you.