Physical security

Reception staff, security staff, and locks and cameras are forms of physical security that are essential in protecting high-risk materials. Protecting, authorising, and controlling access to vital areas using several security layers prevents unauthorised persons to gain access to high-risk materials. Therefore, the physical security key area focuses on authorisation, access control, and physical security measures.

This key area of biosecurity provides insight into:

  • Layered or fragmented security.
  • Types of physical measures.
  • Types of security systems.
  • Authorisation and control of access.
  • Employee awareness and alertness.