Safety Installation: Tricks And Basic Principles
Safety Installation, When we design a security system, we must always start from the analysis of the context, from the knowledge of the problems and how these then have an impact on the well-being of people: the lack of knowledge of the environmental context, of what and who we want to protect will never allow us to design or install an effective protection system, be it an anti-intrusion, access control or video surveillance system. A safety system must always be designed starting from the risk analysis and certainly not, as frequently happens, primarily from the choice of the electronics to be used rather than the management software. Therefore, proper planning passes through the identification, analysis, and estimation of risks, aiming as much as possible to mitigate the exposure. Once the right data has been acquired, we will move on to the choice of technologies. Keep in mind that achieving an acceptable level of security does not depend exclusively on the electronics used but on how effectively those products can be integrated with each other.
There is no zero risk.
However, we never forget this fixed point: the risk is never zero but always contains a component of danger, the so-called residual risk, which remains so even when we choose to transfer it to a third party (insurance). In this regard, the applicable regulations come to our aid, identifying fundamental points for a correct analysis: identification of the area to be protected, risk analysis and calculation of the risk level, plant design, verification of the level of performance, and environmental classification.
Now, the continuous and rapid evolution of products and technologies has undoubtedly helped a positive growth in the sector of systems that make up the so-called security integrated. Still, conversely, it has created a fertile ground for mediocre products that have generated, albeit indirectly, poor quality professionals. Installing a security system for the protection of private property, commercial activity, or a complex infrastructure requires economic investments to be always carefully evaluated. Still, above all, it always means relying on a professional (installer/designer) with solid experience and marked guarantees of reliability. The choice must be mainly addressed and evaluated in its sectoral specificity: What are the requirements? What are the references?
Today we are dealing with a crime that has taken an undisputed advantage from technology, making a considerable qualitative leap in the attack and sabotage of complex security systems, making use of authentic trained professionals, real counter-professionals with a confident attitude to commit a crime, a marked manual ability (installations/sabotage) and deep knowledge (specific courses) of systems and electronics. Crime professionals are also equipped with a well-assorted range of instrumentation and electronic equipment capable of attacking even the most “robust” systems. It is necessary to know how to respond with the same professionalism.