The uniform plays an important role in the security industry, as it identifies and promotes the
image of the company.
Describe eight (8) characteristics of the uniform used in the security industry.
The various functions of physical security are closely linked to its purpose. List and discuss
five (5) functions of physical security
Characteristics of the uniform
Security industry has geared to become a competitive niche where firms are continuing to adopt strategic marketing and brand awareness. Security guard uniforms have become a critical branding tool by integrating key aspects of professionalism, class and comfort. One characteristic incorporated in security guard uniforms is visibility. Depending with the placement of a security officer, designers make the uniform visible to suit a particular purpose. Secondly, uniform designers and manufactures embeds the brand image on the products allowing firms to communicate to their customers. Also, uniforms incorporate comfort ranging from footwear to well-fitting pilot-shirts and jumpers. Another characteristic is the attempt to communicate professionalism through an official look. Also, uniform manufacturers incorporate tough and quality materials. Similarly, designers tend to incorporate the sense of hierarchy embedded on the shoulders straps. Also, manufactures incorporate efficiency within the clothes by adding more utility pockets. Lastly, security firms intend to translate a sense of tranquility and peace of mind to their clients by placing well-groomed security personnel on-site.
Functions of physical security
Physical security has a key function in ensuring surveillance around the premises. Under this role, physical security with the help of closed-circuit TV technology helps to cover large part within an institution. Secondly, physical security is key in conducting background checks. Such checks include criminal records, physical checks, social media activities and job applications. Another role performed by physical security is facility planning where the team is tasked with a key role assessing risks, key requirements and secure access. Physical security has a key role in assessing control within the premises including various technological gadgets, firewalls and special access areas. Lastly, physical security has an integral role in performing regular security system maintenance.