Physical Security

The purpose of physical security is to protect against physical threats. The following physical threats are among the most common:

  • fire and smoke, water (rising/ falling),
  • earth movement (earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes),
  • storms (wind, lightning, rain, snow, sleet, ice),
  • sabotage/ vandalism,
  • explosion/destruction,
  • building collapse,
  • toxic materials,
  • utility loss (power, heating, cooling, air, water),
  • equipment failure,
  • theft,
  • and personnel loss (strikes, illness, access, transport).

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