The advent of electronic access control and identity management has made it easier and more convenient for organizations to deploy security solutions at the entry of facilities. But, has it actually made the facilities more secure?
We all must stop running from the “elephant in the room” by implementing a real, effective tailgating prevention strategy. Combined with other analytical methods available today, this will allow security professionals to more effectively meet the challenges of our increasingly insecure world.
How can you measure your risk of unauthorized entry? Until now, it’s been virtually impossible. When it comes to security entrances, new analytics technologies (e.g. PSIM, IoT, etc.) are emerging, and it’s becoming possible to use technology, combined with people, to tap into security entrance metrics as part of an overall physical security strategy.
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.