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Commercial Building Security Checklist

July 24, 2018

Keeping a commercial building secure is not always easy. As you are planning for your property, you will need to consider all potential security risks and make sure that you have the right protocols in place. Trinity Wiring & Security Solutions has a long list of products that can help, but before you start shopping for security products, make sure you know what you need to secure. Here is a checklist to consider.

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General Building Security

Here are the general commercial building security checklist items you need to have on your list:

  • Do security personnel have visuals of all potential entrances and exits? This includes HVAC points and delivery docks as well as the main doors.
  • Do you have adequate lighting in all outside areas of the building? This includes the parking garage and any outside stairwells.
  • Do the trash receptacles or dumpsters have the proper security in place to prevent tampering? This is particularly important if you throw away anything that is hazardous or sensitive.
  • Have you created a plan for mail room security and package receipt? How will you protect your facility from suspicious packages?
  • Do the security professionals know how to shut off utilities if there is an emergency?
  • Do you have a well thought-out evacuation plan?
  • Have you created an evacuation plan that is manageable, and does your team have multiple evacuation routes available to them?

Video Surveillance Checklist

Video surveillance is a critical component of your security system. Consider these questions for your checklist:

  • Are you saving video surveillance footage for at least three months? If not, you will want to consider another storage solution that will allow you to keep your footage longer.
  • Are the surveillance cameras able to film all areas without anything blocking them? What happens when the shrubs grow or a delivery vehicle pulls in?
  • Have the cords on your cameras been secured so no one can tamper with them?
  • Is the video surveillance accessible whenever it is needed? Can you access live video feeds if you have a concern?
  • Does video surveillance reach all key areas of your facility, both indoors and outdoors?

Building Access Checklist

Keeping access controlled is an important part of building security, so keep these items on your checklist:

  • Do you have a plan for building access? Will access cards be disabled if an employee loses it or is terminated?
  • Are the building access protocols in place and understood by all?
  • Do you have a plan for identifying and verifying any visitors that will come to the facility? Do visitors need to register before arrival? How will visitors be screened?

Security Alerts Checklist

Finally, see if you have these important security alerts in place:

  • Do you have a plan in place to get alerts when you have a potential security breach?
  • Does your system alert the local authorities when you need security help?
  • Can you check your video feeds from a mobile device if you have a security alert?

If you have gone through this checklist and found your plan wanting, Trinity Wiring & Security Solutions can help. Our commercial security solutions will help you fill in the gaps of your building security plan.

Contact our team today to discuss your commercial security needs in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC!

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