Not all security entrances work the same way. Their different capabilities, therefore, have an impact on an organization’s overall anti-tailgating strategy in terms of capital outlay, manpower needed, annual operating costs, ROI, and user education and preparation.
In the image viewer above is an excerpt from a survey conducted in late 2014 by Boon Edam. It reveals that both end users and security professionals agree that there are three critically important components to a successful anti-tailgating strategy: Guard force, employee education, and technology mix. During his presentation at ASIS 2015, Chad Parris from Security Risk Management Consultants articulated a concise argument that “Technology does not equal Security.” Hence, an effective security strategy requires all three components to achieve results.