Well into the COVID19 pandemic, organizations, governments big and small have had to take measures and make changes to their environments to adapt to the needs of their staff, customers, their service delivery model, requirements of health science, government agency regulations and perhaps “new” industry best practices and of course the ever-changing virus.
These measures have evolved into many different things. We’re going to specifically focus on physical security devices.
Two of the pervasive items that have been introduced in many environments are plexiglass and signage.
Organizations have installed plexiglass barriers at intersection points of personnel as they have the potential to interact with other personnel, customers, vendors, etc.
Informative signage itemizing physical distancing rules, self assessment health protocols have been placed all around in both strategic and random locations within the environment to ensure every opportunity for personnel and visitors to be informed.
Funny thing about all of this plexiglass barriers and signage.
In some cases, not all, we have inadvertently defeated some or many of the installed security devices functionality and purpose. That is, their ability to monitor, detect and alert (alarm).
- Motion detectors blocked, unable to provide proper coverage
- Cameras experiencing sun flare reflection off plexiglass
- Nuisance alarms due to swinging signage on the increase
- And other unforeseen affects
There are incidents where this is enough of this added material, that areas, although devices are active and functioning as per specifications, are unable to detect properly – leaving areas with no security detection or proper monitoring.
We have the answers.
Let’s go for a (physically distanced) walk and have a conversation.
Your security risk plans are more than just a motion detector or even a strategic camera placement.
We can Help.
Plan the Work. Work the Plan.
Should your Municipality need assistance, contact Michael White Group today, and we will be happy to answer your questions or provide quotations.