Security Objective Components
Axia College of University of Phoenix
There are five vital security features that must be followed in order to provide adequate refuge for places of worship and churches. It is very important for each congregation to be educated, work together and be protected in order to run efficiently without being in fear. Each person should have the right to worship in comfort. There are many steps that can be taken that will protect staff as well as attendants of the church.
First, small steps can be taken that will provide a foundation for the overall security of any congregation. Cameras are a great way to deter as well as catch any criminals that may be considering robbery or vandalism. Lock and alarm systems are another great way to deter or stop a criminal from committing a crime against the church or its members. Cameras are an incredible way to apprehend and convict any suspect that actually succeeded in a criminal act against the congregation or their property. There are many more ways that a church can heighten security.
Private security is a great way to reduce fear, deter criminals and eliminate any travel time that it would take for a police officer to respond to the scene if a crime has been committed. If a security guard is already on site then they are able to respond immediately. Hiring private security also reduces the chance that physical security operations are run properly. Security guards are able to test locks, cameras and alarms to ensure that they are always working properly. Security guards can remain in certain areas or they can monitor cameras and cover a much larger area. With these safeguards in place the church members are able to feel comfortable and enjoy their beliefs without the fear of hate crimes, robbery or vandalism. With everyone safe the staff members are able to do their job in peace and provide a great service for their followers. Now that the church is safe from
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