Caution – Your Security Company Can Grow to be too familiar.
We have now already discussed the formation of security partnering between the client and repair provider. That is precious and does work extremely well. Nevertheless, the integrity of this business relationship may be undone due to over familiarity.
There isn’t a reason why there shouldn’t be a polite and respectful relationship between the contractor and also you and your staff. Nevertheless, one in all the quickest and sometimes probably the most common ways of undermining your organization’s security is to permit inappropriate familiarity between staff and guard. In case you notice that there are close friendships forming between your staff and security guards request the guard or guards be modified. The safety contract must be clear on this point, if it shouldn’t be included ask for this condition to be agreed upon and added into the contract.
Inappropriate behaviour or over familiarity can occur when the fallacious form of guard personality is chosen to your site. It’s definitely okay to your staff and guards to be polite to one another and say something like ‘have an awesome weekend’, ‘how was your day’? It’s inappropriate for close off site friendships or girlfriend/boyfriend relationships to develop, or lengthy, chatty phone calls or mobile texting about non security matters.
This may increasingly sound draconian. Nevertheless, whilst most individuals have entirely innocent and friendly interaction between client’s staff and security guards there are some who cultivate these friendships who’ve a selected agenda. Say for instance, someone in your staff, (it could even be a protracted serving staff member) has an intention to access a restricted area of the constructing for the needs of stealing mental property. They may do that by becoming very friendly with the guard and the guard relaxing the safety access for the good thing about that person.
I even have seen this occur ceaselessly and I’d caution you that the sort of interaction can result in a brief circuit in security. Common security lapses resembling incident statements not being written or reported, keys and ID cards not being signed in or out or not even returned in any respect. Even worse, a senior security guard allowing confidential security files to be leaked to other staff. Each people were fired, however the damage was already done, it remains to be not known exactly to what extent this breach has had on the corporate.
There has even been bribes of alcohol and money accepted by security guards in order that staff members could gain access to restricted areas or use the constructing for a celebration after hours.
For the sake of your organization’s security… keep it polite and keep it skilled.