Threat & Vulnerability Assessments for:
Houses of Worship
and much more
A threat and vulnerability assessment is a comprehensive examination of a company’s physical facilities and operational procedures. The assessment identifies critical assets, threat potentials, and vulnerabilities in relation to threat potentials. It focuses on many different areas of the facility, including vehicle access, parking, access control, office space, conference rooms, storage/manufacturing areas, closed circuit TV, lighting, mail handling, utilities, intrusion detection, communications, and emergency preparedness.
The assessment procedure includes the assessor reviewing the building’s physical components and procedures with management, as well as completing a thorough tour of the building(s) and campus.
At the conclusion of the assessment, we deliver a confidential, user friendly written report containing observations, existing positive security measures, best practices, and specific recommendations for modifications or improvements in up to 250 individual standards among approximately 30 profile areas, all of which are tailored to the assessed facility. The report is designed to provide management with significant and purposeful information that can be easily referenced and interpreted. We also assist in finding solutions that balance optimal security measures with business culture and budgetary allocations. Once management has reviewed the report, a meeting with the assessor can be scheduled for questions and clarifications.
Our on-site security assessments are conducted by an ASIS certified Physical Security Professional (PSP®) with extensive experience gained as a member of the first state police-based risk and vulnerability assessment unit in the country. We have conducted hundreds of security assessments throughout Pennsylvania, as well as nationally and internationally.
Today’s world presents very diverse threats to business and government, both internally and externally. Our security assessments are designed to prevent and/or mitigate many forms of loss, including internal/external theft; vandalism; acts of terrorism; criminal actions; active shooter; and natural & manmade emergencies. A security assessment of your facility is a wise investment in the safety of your customers, employees, and surrounding community, as well as your corporate reputation.
What is PSP® Certification?
The ASIS International Physical Security Professional (PSP®) is a board certification attained by a security professional who has demonstrated knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design & integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. The ASIS certification program is the first and only program of its kind to be awarded a coveted Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act of 2002. The SAFETY Act Designation gives ASIS board-certified professionals, their employers, and their customers immediate protection from lawsuits involving ASIS certification and the ASIS certification process that arise out of an act of terrorism. Not only does it limit the types of liability claims that can be brought against a certificant, but it also entitles the certificant to immediate dismissal of those specific types of claims. For more information on the ASIS certification program and the SAFETY Act designation, refer to https://asisonline.org/certification/asis-board-certifications2/safety-act-desigation/
Online & Mobile Staff Training
VSG has formed an exclusive partnership with the EdJIT mobile content delivery platform to provide customized, mobile-first, continuous education to all business staff directly onto their mobile devices or PC’s. Not only will your employees have access to the latest courses on up-to-the-minute security protocols, the rapid content creation features of the EdJIT platform allow VSG staff to create custom training modules right down to the individual facility in real time. Training and emergency courses include nuances and vulnerabilities, distinctive to a particular building, that employees need to be aware of in emergency situations. These details are presented to staff through creative and easy to follow modules, including drone and point-of-view videos which make emergency protocol implementation very simple. Items such as safe rooms, doors & windows, locks, exits, terrain, utilities, etc. that vary from building to building are included in emergency protocol modules which can be accessed via desktop or mobile device. These can be combined with simplified instructions, taken from a company’s all-hazards plan, that employees can easily access and follow in an emergency. Nowhere in the marketplace does such real-time, customized intelligence exist in conjunction with expert, reliable security consulting services.
Security is the responsibility of everyone within a company, and VSG equips all personnel with the tools needed to identify, report, and monitor any threat that may exist within a facility. This ongoing instructional tool set helps ensure that companies not only reduce their vulnerabilities, but uniquely enables them to instruct their personnel, sustain security best practices, and most importantly, change their corporate culture to factor in security measures as part of everyone’s responsibility.
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