Security & Intelligence Audit
At ECO Safetech we understand the threats that disrupt the facility operation and the losses suffered by clients due to theft.
The best planned security systems and security procedures lose their effectiveness if they are not continually monitored.
Every location is vulnerable to threats, be they physical theft, industrial espionage, physical safety risks to employees and patrons, and/or acts of God.
The ECO Safetech Team employs several retired defense personnel who are experts in the field of conducting Theft & Security Audits. The ECO Safetech teams do a thorough investigation to determine whether or not correct and appropriate procedures have been followed and complied with in order to prevent such losses.
At ECO Safetech we not only identify potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities but also highlight inefficiencies and wastage.
Over engineered solutions are expensive to install and to maintain. Our audits are designed to evaluate the current systems and processes as well as identifying the best solutions for the client’s needs. As we don’t sell systems our audits are as likely to result in client savings as they are in recommending additional expenditure. Getting more from less is often achievable.
ECO Safetech Security Audits,Review and Inspection covers the range of security implementation including both human and technical resources. Resultant recommendations will cover suggested enhancements to staffing levels, skills training and equipment levels.
• Physical layout of the organization’s buildings and surrounding perimeters.
• Does the property topography provide security or reduce the means of attack or access?
• Does the landscaping offer locations to hide or means of access to roof tops or other access points?
• How many points of entry are there to the building? Are those entrances monitored?
• Do all persons entering and exiting the building go through a security check point?
o Is there sufficient lighting to allow guards, employees, or others to see places of possible concealment or
o Are access points obscured by low light?
o Is the perimeter of the building and the perimeter of the property adequately covered by cameras?
o Are cameras able to switch automatically from daytime to night/low light?
o Are the building entrances and exits monitored by cameras?
o Are stairwells and other access points monitored by cameras?
o Are the cameras monitored 24 hours a day or only reviewed after an incident has taken place?
• Alarms – including fire, intrusion, tamper, motion.
o Are doors, windows, gates, turnstiles monitored for egress and ingress?
o Are means of ingress able to be monitored to identify who accessed those areas?
o Is the premises monitored for fire or smoke? Does the system alert the local fire department?
o In the event of a forced entry who is alerted by the alarm systems? Is it monitored by a third party or staff?
• Physical barriers – including fences, bollards, tire strips, gates
o Are fences tall enough to reduce unauthorized access to the property? Is the fence checked regularly by staff
for holes, damage or access points.
o Are bollards in place to prevent damage to buildings or access points by vehicles?
o Are tire strips installed and able to be used to prevent unauthorized entry to sensitive areas around the
property? Parking lots, loading docks, pick up areas.
o Are gates secure and operating properly?
o Is entry to the premises protected by gates or is vehicular traffic allowed to move freely on and off the
• Access points – including doors, gates, turnstiles, windows, docks, elevators and stairwells.
o Are doors and gates in good working order? Do they operate properly and close on their own?
o Do turnstiles operate properly and are credentials required to go through?
o Are windows locked if they are able to be opened?
o If large panes of glass are installed in the building, are they laminated with a security film to prevent forced
o Do docks and dock doors operate properly, and are they locked when not in use?
o Are elevators and stairwells checked daily or hourly by security staff?
o Does the organization’s property utilize a guard staff?
o Do guards verify that persons entering the property are allowed access? How do they verify? ID, Verify with
staff members, inspect vehicles, record names and license information?
o Do the guards make rounds on the property to check places of access? Doors, windows, elevators, stairwells, dock
or bay doors, secured areas?
o Do guards complete check sheets while on duty to verify they checked as directed?
o Do guards vary their patrol patterns to reduce the chance of their routines being exploited?
• Access methods – including locks, proximity cards/swipe cards, code or cipher locks, and other credentialing
o Are locks and locking equipment in good repair and operating properly?
o Do past employees still have keys/access cards to the building?
o Have past employees/ terminated employees been removed from having access to the property?
o How often are codes changed on code or cipher locks?
• Methods of communicating security breaches to the security staff or persons responsible for the organization’s
security. Including – local alarms/lighting, phone, text, email etc…
• How are security personnel notified of breaches in security and unauthorized access? Guards, local alarms,
monitored alarms, phone calls?
• Does your security staff know the organization’s policies for notifying management or other key personnel?
Performing a security audit on a regular basis will help your organization minimize loss and increase the safety of employees and customers. With each audit, the facility will become increasingly less vulnerable.