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Doors form an essential part of physical security and it’s important to have doors and windows that are as secure as possible.
Please note that premises used for counting ballot papers may well be used for other purposes until shortly before counting commences. It is imperative therefore, that a thorough search be made as near as possible to the arrival of the first ballot box. Particular attention must be paid to the storage and delivery areas for ballot boxes, exits and…
If you are alerted to a firearms or weapons attack, stay calm, RUN or HIDE, only when it is safe TELL the police
The use of vehicles as a weapon remains a realistic possibility, amongst other forms of attack covered later in this section. Vehicles are widely available and easy to use with devastating effect. Consequently, driving a vehicle into a queue or crowd is a low complexity attack that is easy to initiate.
NPSA has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) to deliver best practice guidance for communications professionals on the preparation and management of threats from hostile actors.
During the design process, focus is often on the composition of, and physical security measures associated with, the external facades, doors and windows of buildings. Of equal importance is adequate protection of building services and critical internal spaces.
Physical security technologies often converge into a security control room and, while individual technologies may be working, the control room may not be effectively using this information.
A well-run control room can provide the fundamental principles of Deter, Detect and Delay.
Good housekeeping is an important part of your security regime, helping to reduce the opportunity for placing suspicious items or bags and helping to deal with false alarms and hoaxes.