Bridging the Gap: The Importance of Cybersecurity in Physical Security Systems

05 June 2024

Cybersecurity in Physical Security

In today’s world, where digital and physical security are becoming increasingly interconnected, recognising the importance of cybersecurity when choosing security products is vital.

Using non-approved products can introduce vulnerabilities in your security, granting unauthorised access to your network. This can result in the remote unlocking of critical security devices and physical access to your premises, creating significant risks.

CCTV: Ensuring Comprehensive Cybersecurity

CCTV systems for businesses are a cornerstone of security, but they must also be robust against cyber threats. At A-Plus Security use NDAA-approved products, which have been rigorously tested to meet stringent cybersecurity requirements. Our partnerships with leading NDAA-approved companies such as Axis, Avigilon, Cathexis, and Hanwha Vision offer tailored solutions that align with your specific needs and budget. These products not only enhance physical surveillance but also ensure your digital infrastructure remains secure.

Access Control: Certified and Secure Systems

Effective access control systems are essential for protecting both physical and digital assets. Offering access control solutions certified to ISO 27001, Secure by Design, and CAPSS 2021 standards, these certifications ensure that all systems have been thoroughly tested for compliance and vulnerabilities. For government agencies, compliant with GOVPASS standards are provided.

Systems from top manufacturers like Gallagher Security integrate fully with CAPSS-certified management software, ensuring seamless operation and compliance with NPSA guidelines. For facilities requiring automated gates or speed lanes, A-Plus Security’s solutions are designed to meet these standards, while intercom systems without door unlocking capabilities simplify compliance requirements.

Intruder Alarms: Adhering to the Highest Standards

Intruder alarms are a critical component of physical security, but their effectiveness is compromised if they are not secure from cyber threats. A-Plus Security ensures that all intruder alarms meet the latest NPSA (formerly CPNI) guidelines. Providing systems from reputable manufacturers such as Texecom Premier and Honeywell Galaxy intruder alarms, these systems are monitored by ARC partner, EMCS, which holds NSI Gold and Cyber Essentials plus certified to ensure the highest level of security is provided.

Commitment to Certification and Excellence

At A-Plus Security pride ourselves on our commitment to maintaining the highest industry standards. We hold NSI Gold, Cyber Essentials Plus, and ISO 9001 certifications, reflecting our dedication to providing top-tier security solutions. Regular accreditation visits ensure that we continue to meet these high standards, offering our customers the best possible protection.

A-Plus Security provides a range of security consultancy, bespoke design, installation and maintenance services to help you establish a robust and future-ready security position for your premises.

Contact us here or call us on 01702 293157 for a consultation to review and enhance your current security systems.

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A Plus provides an excellent return on investment, not just through the solution installed, but the general experience they offer from pre-install to post-install and right through to the maintenance of the system. We knew we had made the right decision with A Plus as they offered a comprehensive and detailed proposal and project plan. The skill level of their engineers was a pleasant surprise with their knowledge of IT and networks, as well as electronic security, which made dealing with our internal IT team very smooth. Apart from that, the fact we never had to chase them for anything was a very nice surprise!

International Group of Schools

We chose A-Plus Security to carry out the upgrade of our electronic security systems for our 9 colleges and they have far exceeded our expectations in their approach to the projects. We are a UK wide organisation where the planning and mobilising of these major project around term times is time critical and A Plus Security have been nothing short of fantastic in the communication, there design proposals, openness to last minute changes, pre and post-sales support and their management of 3rd party companies and IT services. We would highly recommend A Plus Security to any organisation who are looking to install or upgrade their systems.

Nationwide Groups of Colleges

A Plus Security exceeded all expectations, following a late award of the contract due to a different contractor pulling out. All fire and security works were completed when requested and signed off on finish, with no issues noted. We have continued working with A Plus on following projects and would fully recommend them.

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