Security Risk Assessment Report and Recommendations

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Security Risk Assessment Report and Recommendations
One of the primary techniques used for this security risk assessment report was obtained through the physical security survey checklist. A thorough walk through of the property utilizing the Physical Security Survey Checklist (Hanna, 2011), provide a clear outline of the security system that is currently in place and what is additionally needed to provide a more secured property for residents. The objectives are to evaluate, analyze and to identify key issues, internal and external threats. The areas to be inspected are as follows:

* Current security procedures
* Analysis of the routes leading to and from the premises * Access control measures and procedures
* Physical security of perimeters
* Physical security of parking
* Illumination (external and internal)
* Electronic security measures (alarms, panic buttons, CCTV, etc) * Exposure of critical assets
* Perimeter Barriers
Public and private sector security are both present in the realm of law enforcement. Ideally, the two groups work together in an effort to protect citizens and fight crime. One of the major differences between them is the authority that governs the types of activities involved in their duties. Public law enforcement includes all government agencies. Police services offered by local, state and federal authorities all fall under this category. They deal with crimes occurring within their jurisdictions. Their authority is generally limited to public places such as parking lots, public streets, and crimes against the general public. The main roles of public law enforcement are arresting fugitives and other criminals, enforcing laws, and keeping the public safe. The public sector is funded by taxes paid by citizens (Woodhurst, 2011). Security within the private sector covers a wide range of duties. The private security industry has been defined as: “those self-employed individuals and privately funded business entities and organizations providing security-related services to specific clientele for a fee, for the individual or entity that retains or employs them, or for themselves, in order to protect their persons, private property, or interests from various hazards.” While public law enforcement take the reactive approach in responding to crime, the private sector take on more of a proactive role in preventing crime and ensuring a feeling of safety (Dempsey, 2010, Chapter 2: What is the Private Industry?). The skill levels vary within the private security spectrum, including mall security and armed guards at the entry-level end, corporate security management and personal security for wealthy or otherwise important persons being more specialized with a higher caliber of training and skills. Security personnel within the private sector have a duty to their client who pays them and not the general public. Their primary interest is to protect assets, policies, and procedures. After completing an evaluation of the property, a number of security risks and vulnerabilities have been found (Hanna, 2011). Perimeter Barriers

A Perimeter barrier is non-existent at the front main entrance to the gated property. Main vehicle entry gate has a 2 feet gate from the ground to the bottom edge of the gate. The gap is tall enough for an adult male to crawl under and access the private property. The concrete wall that is intended as a barrier in individual unit’s backyard is not tall enough. Intruders can easily climb over the wall and gain access into the backyard of the residents. There are no video surveillance systems throughout the property to monitor activities on or around the property. Each unit has its own gate to access the backyard attached to the side of the house that is not secured with a lock. There is a sliding patio door in the backyard that opens into the dining and living room area of the house that is secured only by a latch type lock. The current...
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