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Risk assessment in the protection of persons, property and business is the primary strategic activity in the construction and operation of the security system of any successful company. Through the risk assessment process, hazards to the organization and its interests identified and considered, and in relation to the established levels of risk, adequate measures for their minimization and elimination are determined and prescribed. In accordance with the conclusions of the risk assessment, security planning performed by defining procedural, operational and tactical actions to effectively treat the identified threats to the property and business of the entity.

Demands for the installation of technical protection systems are increasing and without adequate technical solutions there is no security, but certainly ordering equipment and installing cameras does not solve anything without risk assessment, defined security policies and procedures for security officers and employees and management in the company that is the subject of protection.

In accordance with the Law on Private Security (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 104/2013, 42/2015 and 87/2018), the obligation of companies to implement risk assessment is defined as a basic document that precedes further actions such as security planning with a plan for technical protection, design, construction, supervision, servicing, and maintenance of technical protection equipment.

Video surveillance and legal security – What does this mean in practice?

This means that the use of technical protection systems (video surveillance, burglar alarm, access control systems, biometrics, GPS vehicle tracking systems, etch) is not allowed or legal unless they are foreseen by risk assessment and detailed in the security plan. Physical and technical protection systems implemented and engaged without prior risk assessment cannot have their functional application because they are not in accordance with the law and pose a risk to the user because they abused for unauthorized recording, profiling and data collection of employees, clients, visitors and third parties.

Risk assessment act in the protection of persons, property, and business

The act of risk assessment in the protection of persons, property, and business according to the standard SRPS A.L2.003 (Security and resilience of society – Risk assessment) deals with several groups of risks in the organization, namely:

  • risk assessment of general business activities.
  • risk assessment for safety and health at work.
  • legal risk assessment.
  • risk assessment of illegal actions.
  • fire risk assessment.
  • risk assessment of natural and other disasters.
  • explosion risk assessment.
  • assessment of the risk of non-compliance with standards.
  • environmental risk assessment.
  • risk assessment in human resource management.
  • risk assessment in the field of information – communication – telecommunication (ICT) systems.

The Decree on Compulsorily Secured Facilities (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 98/2016) as well as the Rulebook on the Manner of Performing Technical Protection and Use of Technical Means (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 91/2019) further define the obligations of companies the law on private security and introduce the obligation to make a risk assessment by a licensed private security company before engaging the system of physical and technical protection.

Risk assessment in the protection of persons, property, and business - guarantees not only security but also high business results!

Quality risk assessment in the protection of persons, property and business guarantees high results in building a security system and therefore the choice of assessors is especially important to ensure that security needs addressed from the outset. Absolut Support treats risk assessment in the protection of persons, property and business as a priority consulting activity and thoroughly approaches the identification of all hazards and specifics of the system without “copy-paste” solutions that are very present, both in the security services market and existing procedures of companies.

Risk assessment in the protection of persons, property and business in the broadest sense includes, in addition to analyzing the security situation of the organization and checking the functionality and effectiveness of all elements that make up the protection system. In such a complex process, it is necessary to hire an experienced consultant who, in addition to the standard methodology, would apply the simulation of negative scenarios to check the effectiveness of protection systems and identify vulnerabilities where improvements and changes need to make.

The main questions that the company received in the risk assessment are:

  • What are the basic security challenges, risks, and threats to the company, have all the risks identified and how have they treated so far?
  • What is the nature of specific risks and how do they manifest and manifest in the organization?
  • How common are the realization of risks and threats and is the organization aware of the business consequences they bring with them?
  • Who are the bearers of risks and threats, who supports and promotes their realization, and who has a preventive role?
  • What are political, macroeconomic, personnel, organizational, technical-technological and fin predispositions to counter or eliminate risk?
  • What are the losses for the system if the threat realized and how long will the recovery take?
  • How is investment needed to reduce the likelihood of a harmful event occurring?

The assessment, i.e., the answers to these questions, form a complete picture of the security situation of a system, indicate all the risks that graded according to the scale of probability, frequency and magnitude of potential damage and provide specific solutions, define security policy, prescribe security measures procedures, work instructions, and develop further protection plans.

Risk assessment in the protection of persons, property and business brings number benefits to companies

Introduction of corporate security through the project of risk assessment and compliance with the provisions of the law on personal data protection – GDPR is an especially important project for the overall business and in addition to legal compliance, significant secondary results achieved such as:

  • Transparency and rationalization through the integration of all security needs of companies in one place.
  • Efficiency because the planned and systemic management of risks that monitored and treated from identification to minimization or elimination.
  • Compliance and Legitimacy of all technical protection systems (CCTV, Alarm, RFID access control, GPS system…) and their full functionality with risk dispersion to outsource partners.
  • More favorable insurance policies in line with the introduction of corporate security as a function of management.
  • Raising the safety culture in the organization of employees, middle and top management.
  • Prerequisite for compliance with the law on personal data protection or GDPR regulations.
  • Graph Risk assessment in the protection of persons, property, and business.

Absolut Support consulting team has extensive experience, relevant expertise and uses advanced models and modern standards (ISO 31000 standard and national SRPS A.L2.003:2017) to assess the risk that will allow you a quality and timely assessment of threats and dangers to your property and values, provide optimal solutions for building a corporate security system and at the same time legitimize all measures of physical and technical protection that have been implemented in your organization.

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