Areas of Concern
This section of our website is a tool to help you match common security concerns in buildings associated with the industrial industry. Security hardware concerns are generally categorized in terms of protecting people and property while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements. The products and services shown are a small subset of the overall solution set, but they are representative of the products and methods that are being used to enhance security in industrial facilities at all levels.
Mechanical Hardware: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are all doors in the facility equipped with properly functioning, code compliant hardware?
- Are all doors equipped with access control have a properly functioning door closer?
- Do any doors sag or rub?
- Are cabinets containing sensitive material / information properly secured?
- Do employees have lockers to secure their valuables?
Electronic Hardware: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Do you have requirements to control the flow of people through your facility or restrict access to specific areas?
- Are there sterile/”clean” locations in your facility where biometrics would have an advantage over hand held / conventional credentials?
- Is security notified if a door becomes propped open?
- Would being notified when a person attempts to gain access to a door they don’t have access to be beneficial?
- Are server cabinets restricted by access control?
- Do you have requirements for automatic doors for limited mobility employees or better traffic flow?
- Would existing mechanical hardware benefit from the addition of electronic components in order to better control the opening?
Door Hardware Accessories: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are “Clean Rooms” equipped with proper touchless hardware?
- Is the facility ADA Complaint?
- Do you have specific doors / areas that would benefit from restricted access?
Cabinet Hardware: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are all cabinets and desk drawer locks functioning?
- Are secured cabinets and desk drawers electronically locked to restricted access?
- Are server cabinets properly locked?
Perimeter / Exterior Security: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are your perimeter doors equipped with exit devices?
- Are there any windows that may be susceptible to break and enter?
- Would it be beneficial to control your facilities incoming / outgoing vehicle traffic?
- Would you like to know when exterior doors are being held open?
- Are gates being secured / controlled?
- Does security ensure that all perimeter doors are secured after hours?
- Are all exterior valves/controls secured from tampering?
Surveillance: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Does your facility monitor its grounds with CCTV?
- Are events that transpire on the grounds in the facility being recorded?
Lockout Tagout: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Do you lock-out all equipment for servicing with padlocks?
- Are all valves / cut offs whether interior or exterior being locked down?
- Is there a central location to store these padlocks in a well organized manner?
Padlocks: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are rear doors of vehicles being secured for greater security?
- Are exterior gates secured with padlocks?
Lockers: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are employee lockers secured with padlocks?
Key Control: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are your facilities keys easily duplicated?
- Do you want greater control over who has copies of the keys?
- Do you require pick / drill resistant cylinders?
- Do you know where your most important / Master keys are?
- Do you know when your keys will be returned?
- If keys are found do you know what they are for / who they belong to?
- Do you know some key cabinets will help reduce your insurance premiums?
- Would you benefit from having motorized equipment keys stored on the vehicle via a secure box?
Doors & Frames: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Do you know that fire rated doors in poor condition may no longer hold their rating?
- Do you know that a poorly functioning door increases the costs of heating and air conditioning?
- Does your facility have test cells requiring blast resistance or exhaust doors?
Equipment: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Does your on-staff locksmith have all the proper tools to increase his productivity?
- Do you have assets that should be better identified by means of engraved marking?
- Are you able to cut duplicate your own keys in case of emergency?
- Should sensitive documents/items be locked in a burglary safe after hours?
- Does your facility handle cash or have a requirement for a secure deposit box?
Other Items to Consider: (Click to see examples of Solutions)
- Are doors reinforced at the location of the lock to protect from damage?
- Are corners and frames protected from damage from equipment?
- Does the facility need to attach a keyless lock on a gate or fence?
- Do levers or knobs need protection from impact damage?
- Are doors protected from mops, carts, and more?
- Are exit signs, motion detectors, beacons, strobes, speakers, or lights at risk of vandalism or damage?
- Are doors within the facility needing to be locked with a slide bolt?
- Are heavy doors able to swing freely without issues from the door closer?