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How To Prepare For A Security Audit

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 29, 2022 12:15:07 PM

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Even if you have had a security audit in the past, the changing technological and criminal environment makes regular security audits a necessity. If you haven’t had one in the last 2 years, you’re probably overdue. 

What Is A Security Audit? 

A security audit is a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s vulnerability to crime. 

A security consultant will visit your facility, warehouse, office, or compound, and start an audit of your locations risks and they will conduct a comprehensive security sweep and evaluation of your business

Once the audit is complete, the company will provide custom recommendations on how to increase your business security and outline a comprehensive security solution just for your business.

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Why Do I Need A Security Audit? 

First and foremost, a security audit will let you know about the security risks your business may have. By knowing what the risks are, you will then be better prepared to mitigate them. 

What Does A Security Audit Involve? 

When you get a comprehensive security audit, it should include assessments of:  

  1. Potential security threats so you know what you are up against.
  2. Access control to help protect physical assets, information, staff and customers. This will include an assessment of whether different access levels are needed for different staff and zones. 
  3. Surveillance and intrusion detection. If you already have a system in place, your audit will determine whether it is up to date and offers full coverage. 
  4. Physical elements such as landscaping, lighting, signage and display that can attract crime if used incorrectly. 
  5. Emergency response readiness to ensure you and your staff know what to do if there is a crime. 

This is just a short list to give you an idea of what your security auditor will be looking for. The list of assessments will be adjusted and expanded to address your specific business and property. 

How Do I Prepare For A Security Audit?

A security audit is not like an accounting audit. There’s no need to prepare or pull any documentation. In fact, the last preparation you do, the more you will get out of the audit. That’s because the reviewer will get a full picture of your property and how you are currently managing your security. Not an edited version. 

The one thing you will want to ensure is that the people who are responsible for the security and know the procedures and property best are in attendance. This will help ensure your review gets the information they need to ensure they provide you the most comprehensive information. 

If you are interested in a free security audit from Sonitrol please contact us today. Our security systems protect thousands of customers across different industries, and our specialists will be sure to provide you with the best information available. 

Don’t wait until a crime has occurred to assess your physical security. Contact us today and our team will meet with you and conduct an onsite security audit.

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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