You could argue that
there are two forms of security and they are ‘preventative
security and ‘reactive‘ security. While preventative security
focuses on danger avoidance, reactive security is more about
containing a breach of security. In other words damage limitation.
The problem with this type of security is that it can be expensive.
So aside from the facts listed above, why is preventative security
better? Let’s take a look.

Danger avoidance

In the main, dangers or
criminal activity don’t send out a warning signal. Because we live in
a world where threats are high, a security presence in any form
should in theory act as a deterrent. There’s a strong chance that
criminals won’t focus their exploits on a security guarded area and
instead are more likely to go for the softer, unguarded target.

Helps you to become
more security conscious

Whether protection
comes in the form of gated security personnel on a development where
you might live, or corporate security at your workplace, it gives
those being protected a feeling of safety. However at the same time
it can also promote an air of vigilance and a higher consciousness
about the threat of criminal activity which in itself is no bad
thing. Feeling this way tends to make those being protected more
alert and open to the possibilities of crime. 

On the flip side, you
could argue that those who live or work without the presence of
physical security, tend to become more relaxed and blasé about
crime and criminal activity and more often than not this makes for
the perfect target. 

So Just how do you
make your security all about prevention?

Be informed

The most important
factors about preventative security is to be informed. If you
understand the security issues that could occur and are aware of them
then you can put plans in place to prevent them from happening. After
all, forearmed is forewarned right?

Be prepared

Like any good boy
scout, great security is all about the preparation and planning. Ask
yourself what you could do to prevent a security breach or any given
criminal activity and then look to act on it. This might mean
conducting a security assessment in the workplace, or beefing up your
security at home. In fact when it comes to successful preventative
security, the devil is almost always in the detail.

If you’d like to find
out more about how a security company can help you, or you simply
need some security advice, contact MA Services Group. We’ve been in
the industry for many years and understand the the nuances of
security as a form of prevention. Call us on 1300 020 406
or visit our website at

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