Building Security

Topics: Physical security, Security guard, The Doors Pages: 3 (661 words) Published: September 30, 2013
Burke Properties Policies and Procedures

Re: Facilities Information—Building Security

Security is a vital issue in all aspects of running our business effectively. Our Security System is one way in which we try to control and secure our environment. For the safety of our employees and the protection of our equipment, we utilize numerous security devices and procedures to accomplish this goal. However, the security system is only as efficient as the way in which we support it.

Here are guidelines, with regards to security, that ALL BURKE PROPERTIES EMPLOYEES NEED TO FOLLOW, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

1. Do not prop open doors under any circumstances. An open door is an open invitation to intruders. Whether you are bringing items into the building, smoking by the doorway or simply talking to someone while standing by a doorway, PLEASE either step inside or go outside and keep the doors closed at all times.

2. Wear your security badge during normal business hours! All Burke Properties employees have a security badge. Please make sure your photo is adhered to this badge and wear it somewhere visible on your person. This is a major way we (any one of us) can tell whether or not a stranger is in our midst. We have clips and lanyards available for your use when wearing your badge.

3. Any visitors coming into our facility will be required to wear a visitor pass while on premises. Please be sure that your clients/customers comply with this security procedure. Our receptionist will do her part as well to hand out these passes to all incoming personnel.

4. Be sure to always lock up your belongings in your cubicle or office whenever you walk away from your area. Keeping your valuables locked up is the most reliable way to protect them.

Note: If you ever spot someone without a security badge or a visitor pass, please either question the person about his or her intentions or notify someone in the Facilities Dept. We will take the appropriate steps from...
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