How an audit can improve your security strategy

If you have a business, then you’ll want to do everything you can to ensure its success. This comes in many forms – from working late to hiring the best people, everything you do is to benefit your business. One step that is often overlooked is security, either added or internal. A strong presence is a warning to any would-be law breakers that they’re being watched. The best way to make sure all the cogs in your system are working together perfectly is through an audit of your security strategy.

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What is an audit?

While security companies provide the best service they can, it’s always a good idea to have an external audit of your security strategy performed, so you know how your plan is working. Auditors will evaluate the training levels of your employees, and any gaps there may be. A review of all documents and reports will ensure they are being filled out and filed correctly. Existing SOPs – Standard Operating Procedures – will be checked to ensure their efficiency. The need for an electronic surveillance system will be evaluated according to your needs and threat level, in conjunction with a risk, vulnerabilities and threat assessment.

How can an audit help me?

The key to a successful audit is through working with the external team. If you can come into meetings pre-organised, the process will go a lot more smoothly. It’s a good idea to get a list of items from the inspectors prior to the audit so you know exactly what documents they will need. Be prepared to find out things about your business that you don’t necessarily want to know. It’s through this that you can fix any faults in the system. Better to learn through an audit than through an incident. You can also opt to increase the level of security currently being provided. For instance, you may choose to have your guards armed to give them better control over any situations which may arise. Once you know the ins and outs of your safety detail, any gaps in training levels and procedures will become apparent, and your security strategy can be modified to give you the best possible service.

All security systems are designed to protect your business and give you peace of mind. Conducting a thorough audit means that you’re leaving no stone unturned – you’ll have a security strategy in place for almost every possible situation.