Boon Edam Inc., has published a new guide for security professionals, “Closing the Security Gap”, to address the risks of failing to secure entry points across a facility, as well as strategies and best practices for mitigating unauthorized entry. By understanding how to secure a building’s entrances, professionals can implement a complete physical security plan that truly protects the well-being of their employees, physical assets, data and even brand reputation, says Boon Edam. 

This guide discusses the top three risks to an organization, all of which are impacted to a high degree by the ability or inability of a physical intruder to gain access to the interior of a building. It also names security entrances as the only proactive solution to address the risk of unauthorized entry due to tailgating and piggybacking.

“Closing the Security Gap” also discusses the importance of developing an ESRM framework, often created by identifying each factor in the risk equation. The risk equation helps organizations assess their risk by identifying both threats and vulnerabilities, as well as countermeasures, arguably the most important element for ensuring a risk doesn’t turn into a liability.

In addition to discussing the importance of securing the entry, this free guide also explores how each type of security entrance fits into the three levels of security – deter, detect and prevent. With so many entry points around a facility, such as perimeter fencing, employee-only entrances and the main lobby, it is critical to understand your security goal at each level and which security entrance has the capabilities to fulfill that goal.

“Closing the Security Gap” is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website here.