Churches

Protecting your most valuable assets is best done by increasing staff awareness of impending risk. It is important to conduct a vulnerability analysis to ensure that the three security countermeasures that protect assets are in place and working effectively. These countermeasures are people, policies and procedures, and technology.

Policies and procedures have to be put in place to ensure that all staff understands the technology in place and how to use it in case of an emergency.

Security systems have many different emergency capabilities that help not only to protect church assets and belongings, but also can protect people. For example, strategically placing panic buttons can help when one cannot make to a phone to call for help. These panic buttons can be mounted in almost any room temperature location and can also be carried around the neck or belt buckle.

Infants require special protection since they are most vulnerable to kidnapping and injury. Akisha Networks (ANI) strongly urges the use of technology especially CCTV with analytic capability. A good example of how the use of this technology might come into play to protect both the infant and care giver would be a parent complaining about a bruise on an infant’s head.

Unlike a child who is old enough to speak, an infant is incapable of sharing what occurred which may result in an inept staff member continuing to injure infants or a suspicious cloud overhanding an innocent staff member. With an adequate camera system in place, playback of video from the time the infant entered in the House of Worship Care Center until the time released can be reviewed.

Analytics can improve care and protection results. As an example, if there is not movement inside the care center room say within 5 minutes, an alert is sent. The time can be adjusted to ensure that someone is always inside the room. An alert can also be sent when someone enters or exits the room during time periods that this sort of activity should not occur; these are just two examples of many.

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