Securing Physical Protection of Computer Premises

The physical dangers that threaten your computer premises and the means by which they may be lessened or eliminated.

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  • Unlawful access may be gained with a view to theft, damage, or other disruption of operations.

  • Ensure that the periphery of the area has been secured against unauthorised access.
  • Be particularly wary of the danger posed by roof/ceiling access and windows without locked grills.
  • Install an intruder alarm system.
  • Install panic buttons at key locations throughout the premises.
  • Consider the potential for access through drains and sewers and under false floors.
  • Protect ground floor external doors, windows, and possibly walls, against 'ram raiders' or other forced entry.
  • Consider the use of CCTV cameras with monitored screens and video recorders.
  • Consider the use of a security guard/external security company.
  • Ensure that the routine personnel access channels are designed to withstand forcible entry by ill-intentioned persons. Routinely lock doors, use toughened glass screens etc.
  • Unauthorised access occur covertly to steal, damage, or otherwise disrupt operations.

  • Ensure that the incoming and outgoing services including communications lines are hidden from view, and are adequately protected against damage.
  • Consider the use of CCTV cameras with monitored screens and video recorders.
  • Install an intruder alarm system.
  • Install panic buttons at key locations throughout the premises.
  • Consider the use of a security guard/external security company.
  • Ensure that Access controls are adequate to guard against opportunistic and pre-meditated unauthorised entry.
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