Most Common Security Mistakes

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Most people believe that by simply putting in place some security features that they are secure. However they are in for a rude shock when they find some criminal has easily bypassed their security measures. This why it is extremely important to get the help of some professional security consultants before putting in place security features. The following are some mistakes that can easily be avoided with some proper considerations.

Blinding the Camera

One of the most common mistakes when setting up home alarm systems Melbourne is to set it up with lots of blind spots. One simple careless way this happens is by someone placing plants in front of cameras. Plants such as palm trees grow or are put in places that end up obstructing the view of the camera. Another way to mess up the view of the camera is to place tall furniture or banners or posters in corners where cameras are in place. One other careless way to make your camera blind is to change the camera angle when cleaning or doing some maintenance. These simple mistakes also give the assurance to criminals that the cameras are not properly watched either since this mistake should have been corrected otherwise.

Simple Passwords

Access control pads are a great way to implement security by limiting access to a building only to people with the code. However a common mistake often made is to put a keyphrase that is easy to guess or very simple like “1234” or the building number. Simple phrases such as this are the first values that criminals attempt when trying to gain access to a building. Another common mistake is to not replace the keypads of these access control systems. Overtime, especially in buildings where lots of people travel in and out frequently, the keys of the access pad wear out making the number of guesses easier. One silly mistake often made is where people take pictures of the building’s access system with the access code visible.

Over Friendly Security Guards

This is where criminals take advantage of the kind nature of a person and use it to gain access to the building using a sad story or believable excuse. This form of tricking is known as “Social Engineering” and if successful it can bypass all the most complex security measures in place. One common way to use this is to walk into a building because a person who has access held the door open for the intruder. This way, it is very easy for a criminal to break into a place. These common and simple mistakes are what make a criminal’s life easy and these are mistakes that are simple and easy to resolve and prevent. However they still continue to happen always