Security Strategy Policy And Plan
The security strategy policy and plan is carried out after the security survey that can have been done either by a detailed visit to the site or from drawings if the site is at the initial design or construction stage. The security strategy decides in concept how the site or facilities can be protected. For a very high security site such as a nuclear facility, a bank or a military airfield then the strategy will undoubtedly consist of extensive perimeter security, external alarm systems and CCTV surveillance including perhaps video motion detection together with further alarm systems, doors, locks and perimeter security in buildings together with an integrated and specially trained guard force who are specifically trained to guard the site. As consultants, part of our task is knowledge transfer and so we not only design the strategy policy and plan but also advise and provide training and, most importantly, the security procedures for the site after security systems have been installed and handed over to the client. The procedures in the correct use of the security systems are an absolutely vital part of any security strategy and plan. The security strategy provides the client with options they can consider and select which will then form part of the security policy.
The Security Policy and Security Plan
The security policy is then a clear statement of exactly how the site is to be secured. The policy may have a significant leaning towards the use of very high-tech equipment and a correspondingly much lower level of guard force and operating personnel. Alternatively, for major events, leisure parks or sporting facilities the emphasis may be on much larger customer service and extremely well-trained security and reception staff who are responsible for security.
The security plan then details the exact equipment including fences, perimeter security, camera locations, alarm systems, access control doors, car park barriers, facial recognition, explosive detection equipment, mail scanning and procedures that are required to implement the strategy policy. The plan will be presented normally as mark-ups on drawings of the installation or facility.