Facility Protection for Malls

Facility Protection for Malls

Malls have been a potential valued target for more than terrorists.  There are other, more immediate threats malls need to consider for their physical security.   These threats have required malls to reevaluate the physical protection of the mall property.  Facility Protection for Malls.  The reassessment of every facet of the security plan, from computer systems to the physical environment, must be conducted regularly to maintain adequate safety.  Open-air and traditional malls have different safety considerations.  Identifying vulnerable points in the physical security plan, including entry and exit points and traffic control, becomes critical.  The main objective of physical security, designed by ARMR, a division of BBRSS, is to protect the assets, facility, employees, and customers of all malls.  Call to learn more (800) 367-0387.

Mall Physical Security Measures

Securing perimeter entrances and installing devices to warn when secondary entry points are compromised are physical security measures every mall should consider, that can increase your ability to protect your environment.  Facility Protection for Malls.  What are physical security measures?  Each mall is different, but security begins on the perimeter.  Exterior layout can limit the type of products that are available to be used.  Access to store entrances are open for commerce and traffic; however, they can be vulnerable to vehicle-ramming instances.  The mitigation of this threat is achieved through the installation of secure, visible bollards.  Bollards are rated for high impact and can also serve as pedestrian traffic control.  Additionally, bollards and drop arm barriers are designed to secure the perimeter of parking lots, parking garages, and walkways – a security concern for some malls.

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How is Your Mall’s Physical Protection Plan?

Reviewing your physical security plan is just one of the many services provided by BBRSS.  We can evaluate your physical security plan and provide suggestions to increase your security where necessary and make sure you are using correct safety products for each situation.  Do you have the correct bollards installed for traffic control or high-speed vehicle collisions? Are crash gates rated correctly for the situations they may encounter? Are your physical security products operating correctly? Do they activate during lockdown testing and scenario-based testing?

BBRSS understands the situations relevant to each mall facility are unique, and our team of experts can assess your needs and provide state-of-the-art solutions. The physical security of a retail facility must be vigilant, complete, and efficient while offering protection for customers and employees. Call Today for a Physical Security Assessment (800) 367-0387.

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