What is a Risk Assessment?
A Security Risk Assessment is an in-depth investigation into any existing opportunities on your property.
Security Risk is where THREAT and OPPORTUNITY overlap. Thus, RISK is when your property provides an OPPORTUNITY for a crime to occur. A Security Risk Assessment measures whether you have taken enough precautions to remove the opportunity.
Knowledge is security
The accompanying diagram is a good device to explain what risk is exactly. Risk is the total sum of the criminal’s desire and his/her ability which is multiplied by the opportunity presented to the criminal to commit the crime in the first place.
If there is a lack of Security Awareness amongst your employees or your family members, it increases the potential of risk by impacting security in a very negative manner. The only way that risk can be lessened or diminished and even prevented, is through control.
Written by Andre Mundell