Understanding Security as a Service Model
Let's begin by exploring the concept of Security as a Service (SECaaS). You might already be familiar with the "as a service" model, which involves paying for goods or services through a convenient monthly subscription. In this model, you have ongoing access to the service as long as you continue to pay, but if you cancel or stop paying, you no longer receive the service or goods because you don't actually own them. This same concept can be applied to Physical Security as a Service (PSaaS). So instead of buying all the security equipment yourself, you can subscribe to a service that provides you with everything you need to keep your organization secure.
PSaaS encompasses various aspects of physical security, including accesscontrol, video surveillance, intrusion detection, visitor management, and incident response. As well as having access to a team of security specialists. The service provider manages and maintains the necessary infrastructure, equipment, and software, while the client benefits from access to a robust and up-to-date physical security system without the need for extensive capital investment or maintenance.
What does this mean for you?
It means you get to focus on what you do best while your service provider handles and maintains your system. We will dive into the benefits in just a moment, but first, let’s cover the core of what's typically included in a security-as-a-service subscription.
- Access Control Systems: This includes technologies like key cards, biometric authentication, and video intercom systems.
- Video Surveillance: Includes the installation and management of video surveillance cameras and recording systems to monitor and record activities within a facility. Advanced features may include facial recognition, video analytics, and remote monitoring capabilities.
- Intrusion Detection: Intrusion detection systems, such as motion sensors, door/window sensors, and glass-break detectors, to detect unauthorized entry or suspicious activities. They can also provide 24/7 monitoring and response services.
Depending on the needs of your organization more services can be added to the PSaas model.
Understanding the Benefits
Now that we know what it can include let’s understand how your organization can benefit from the PSAss model:
Cost-effectiveness: This is a big one, and a solid reason why most organizations are drawn to this model. If your organization has a limited budget and resources, outsourcing physical security as a service allows you to access professional security solutions without the need to invest in expensive security infrastructure, equipment, and personnel. The pay-as-you-go model makes it more affordable and predictable.
Onhand Trusted Advisor: In situations where you may not have the depth or the time to stay on top of the latest threats and technologies out there, with PSaaS, you’ll have security specialists on hand to turn to and keep you up to date.
Scalability: If you are looking to expand your security technology needs or scale back, you have that flexibility and even a roadmap to understand and plan for future costs.
Access to Advanced Technology: In a traditional model, you would be responsible for purchasing all the equipment upfront, and with all those costs tied up in your system, it may be harder to upgrade to the latest technology. But with PSaaS, you can leverage the latest security innovations without capital investment.
24/7 Monitoring and Response: Many physical security service providers offer round-the-clock monitoring and immediate response to security incidents. This level of vigilance can be challenging for a small business to achieve independently.
If you recognize the importance of physical security within your company but have faced challenges in budgeting or securing funds from the appropriate department to implement a physical security strategy, PSaaS is the perfect solution for you and your organization. At Prime Secured, we would be delighted to act as your guide as you navigate through this process. We're eager to start the conversation with you and address any specific questions you may have.
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