Unlocked Episode Two: Unlocking Physical Security Costs

Download Unlocked Episode Two: Unlocking Physical Security Costs

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<ul><li><p>UN</p><p>LOCK</p><p>ED</p><p>Five Tips For Beginning a Campus Security Project from Convergints Micah Carlson </p><p>This is an excerpt from the UNLOCKED podcast, a series from ASSA ABLOY about campus physical security. Listen to the whole episode and learn how to start and budget for your physical security project at www.intelligentopenings.com/unlocked </p><p>http://www.intelligentopenings.com/unlocked</p></li><li><p>Start by answering the questions: </p><p>Which departments will be affected? Which departments have budget for this type of project? </p><p>Involve them from the start.</p><p>#1</p></li><li><p>Walk around and do a quality check on your own before engaging an outsider. </p><p>Look for older facilities; they can come with difficulties, especially for doors and access controls. </p><p>Take note of the condition of hinges, doors and locks; time and 18- to 24-year-olds can do a number on them.</p><p>#2</p></li><li><p>Next, talk with a security expert you can trust. </p><p>They might not be easy to find, but theyll be incredibly valuable. </p><p>Find someone who is in the industry, goes to the security shows, talks to manufacturers, knows the standards and keeps up with industry trends.</p><p>#3</p></li><li><p>Basic cost estimates are easy to get from providers. </p><p>But theres so much more that goes into large-scale security projects. A decent amount of due diligence is required; there is no one-size-fits-all. </p><p>Everythings custom in this industry. And it requires a lot more legwork than most end users are prepared for.</p><p>#4</p></li><li><p>Finally, watch out for factors that will impact your timeline. </p><p>Just the color of the lock alone can immediately bring in all types of variables that werent otherwise foreseen. </p><p>Not only can this impact the budget, it can also significantly impact the schedule, depending on manufacturers lead times. </p><p>#5</p></li><li><p>UN</p><p>LOCK</p><p>ED</p><p>Listen to the UNLOCKED podcast and learn how to start and budget for your campus physical security project at www.intelligentopenings.com/unlocked </p><p>http://www.intelligentopenings.com/unlocked</p></li></ul>

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