Preventive Security Assessment Services FAQ

What is Physical Security?

That part of security concerned with physical measures designed to safeguard, ensure the protection of, or prevent unauthorized access to protected assets. They may include People, Intangible Assets, Data, Facilities, Equipment, and other properties.  

What is a Physical Security System?

Physical Security involves the use of multiple layers of interdependent systems that are designed to protect People, Information and Property.

What are Physical Security System Applications?

Physical Security Systems allow security guards to report incidents and feature both real-time GPS tracking and incident reporting. Companies use physical security software to monitor personnel, track performance, file reports, and receive real-time alerts on events happening in the field.

How can we tell if our present security program is adequate to meet our needs? Can we do a better job with the resources we already have?

A formal Physical Security Assessment will help you to answer these questions and establish a roadmap to success.  During the assessment, all aspects of the security program are examined, weaknesses are identified, and suggestions for improvements are made. In addition to evaluating areas in which costs can be reduced and security operations optimized. This is accomplished by collecting data in interviews, observations, and document review.

What is Workplace Violence? 

ASIS International defines Workplace Violence as “A spectrum of behaviors, including overt acts of violence, threats, and other conduct that generates a reasonable concern for safety from violence, where a nexus exist between the behavior and the physical safety of employees from any internal or external relationship.”

What is a Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (WVPI) program?

A Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (WVPI) program should state the employer’s commitment to providing a safe workplace. It should also define unacceptable behavior; regulate weapons; facilitate prompt reporting; assure that reports will be treated with discretion and investigated; include a commitment to non-retaliation; and impose disciplinary actions.

Workplace Violence

What should a Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (WVPI) program include? 


A (WVPI) program should include a multi-disciplinary team that is trained to evaluate and respond to violent incidents or reports of concerning behavior. This team commonly known as a Threat Management Team, will assess, investigate, manage, and resolve reports made under the organization’s (WVPI) policy. The team will also be prepared to work with law enforcement and emergency responders if violence occurs. The building blocks for developing an effective (WVPI) program include: (1)Management commitment and employee participation, (2)Workplace analysis, (3)Hazard prevention and control, (4)Safety and health training, and (5)Recordkeeping and program evaluation.  

What is an Active Assailant?

ASIS International defines Active Assailant as “A person or group of people actively engaged in the killing or attempted killing of individuals in an area that is populated or by an activity.”


Preventive Security Assessment Services training exercises demonstrates the three tactics you can use to keep yourself and others safe during an active assailant attack — run, hide, and fight. Learning these principles now will prepare and empower organizations to put them into practice — and survive — should the unthinkable occur.

Where do Active Assailants Target and When? 

What is evident is that Active Assailants throughout the world are choosing target locations across the spectrum of organizational types, including: educational institutions, healthcare settings, houses of worship, public agencies, military properties or private business settings (to include sporting events, malls, and other settings with large gatherings of people). Although places involving commerce and schools seems to have the highest percentage of Active Assailants, there is no safe haven. While historical data is not a predictor of future violence, statistics indicate that the Active Assailants threat is growing and will continue to grow in the future. Unfortunately where and when will always remain unpredictable.

What is a Table-Top Exercise?


A table top exercise is an activity in which key personnel assigned emergency management roles and responsibilities are gathered to discuss, in a non-threatening enviroment, various simulated situations. Participant Expectations: Be willing to engage in the conversation.