Security in commercial buildings

Description

Security procedures, characteristics, tasks and risks in commercial areas and institutions such as banks, malls, tourist spots, hotels and restaurants.

Alternative labels

oversee security of commercial buildings
commercial buildings security
commercial building security
company security
security in commercial building
manage security of commercial buildings

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Security in commercial buildings is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Security alarm investigator: Security alarm investigators respond to burglar alarm signals and investigate disturbances identified by the alarm system on the clients’ premises. They monitor security alarms and other surveillance devices and contact police in cases of trespassing.

Optional knowledge

Security in commercial buildings is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Security guard: Security guards observe, detect irregularities and protect people, buildings and assets. They maintain security at all times by patrolling designated property areas, controlling access at entrances, watching alarm and video recording systems, asking suspicious individuals for identification and reporting infractions and law breaching activities.
Security guard supervisor: Security guard supervisors monitor and oversee the activities of guards who protect properties from vandalism acts and theft. They assign areas to be patrolled by guards on a regular basis, transfer the individual caught trespassing to police custody and develop safety plans and drills for the buildings and employees under their supervision.
Locksmith: Locksmiths install and repair mechanical and electronic lock systems using specialized tools. They cut and make duplicated keys for their clients and open locked doors in emergency situations. Locksmiths may also provide advice on security measures.
Security consultant: Security consultants provide security services to clients and individuals that help them preventing, planning and mitigating threats such as terrorism, espionage, theft, and violence to their organisation, including the buildings, operations, and employees. The services they provide depend on their clients’ security needs and requirements and may include services such as threat analysis, security risk management, security programme development.

 


 

References

  1. Security in commercial buildings – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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