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At its core, physical security is about safeguarding your assets (property, people, and possessions) from threats. These dangers can come from either natural or human sources like vandalism, theft, floods, fires, and earthquakes. Having the right security system in place plays a crucial role in ensuring you’re protected at all times.
At Activo, we specialize in providing physical security solutions for commercial businesses and organizations across Canada. Our coast-to-coast service offerings—including monitoring, intrusion prevention, access control, and more—can be employed independently or integrated as part of a single security system depending on the nature and scope of your needs.
Before deciding what type of security system will be ideal for you, you need to understand what and where you want to protect. Consider the risks and threats that are specific to your organization:
Answering these types of questions will help you narrow down your options.
Points to think about here include:
When it comes to physical security, the three broad levels you should know about are:
You’ll also find variation within the different types of services. Access control, for example, can be relatively simple (generic keycards for anyone who needs to come and go) or more complex, using biometric data to determine whether or not a person has the authority to enter a given area or access information.
In short, yes. Although individual components (like CCTV) can be used on a standalone basis, in the majority of cases they will be joined and connected to other technologies (like monitoring and access control) to create a strong, robust security system.
We build your network, putting the necessary hardware, software, network, and controls in place to make systems work harmoniously together.
The Age of the Information Society is turning disparate platforms into interconnected, interoperable, and smart networks. We work with you to ensure you are able to take full advantage of emerging trends.
Our highly trained and certified technicians monitor, maintain, and enhance your networking infrastructures throughout their lifecycles—saving you time and money while minimizing risk.