When a terrorist or criminal is going to target a facility, they are not going to walk up to the gate office or gangway of a ship and ask to come onboard to commit a heinous crime. Terrorists are intent on causing massive causalities and as much damage as they can. They will not want to get caught before they get to their main objective.
This facility security plan describes the methods, procedures and measures to be used by a company in order to establish security measures and prevent loss, damage or compromise of assets and interruption to business activities.
The need for careful security planning is clearly the most critical in prevention, being prepared and quick response. Since we are faced with the likelihood of intentionally caused events, which threatens the society as a whole, the need for security planning is essential. Effective security planning begins with, and continually considers, risk as a means to guide actions and make effective use of resources. We must be careful to recognize that, while the visible trappings of physical security may portray an illusion of safety, a careful analysis of the lesser-known elements of vulnerability, consequence, and threat are arguably more important if we are going to achieve a truly secure environment.
Proper maintenance of security systems and regular testing by security personnel is critical for the reliable operation of all levels of the protection systems of a facility or building.
Identification Procedures for Personnel screening All persons entering a facility should possess and show a valid photo I.D. card to gain facility access. Individuals arriving by motorcycle should remove helmets to assist in identification. Security personnel or competent authority should verify that I.D. card matches the person presen<ng it.