07) Are all of your organisation's physical premises manned 24/7 by a security team or reception team?
Physical Security Security Team Manned Security
Written by Haydn Brooks
Created on March 18, 2019
Modified on September 16, 2019

Answer yes if all of your organisation’s physical premises are staffed 247 by an onsite security team, reception team, or both. If security is present for some hours (not 247), please answer no and state in the notes section the times during which the premises are manned.

A visible and vigilant 247 on-site security team is an effective control to deter physical intrusion and criminal acts, support additional security protocols (e.g. access control and intrusion response) and provide a sense of security for employees carrying out work of a sensitive nature.

A 247 on-site physical security presence can act as a greater deterrent than just having video surveillance as they can observe and pro-actively prevent adverse events.

How to implement the control:
A number of companies will provide a physical security service that will monitor and respond to any security incidents that occur onsite.

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