Protection v.s Prevention. What’s the difference?

We often think of “protection” and “prevention” as similar, or even interchangeable terms, but that’s simply not the case. When it comes to business security, protection, and prevention, they all should be treated as two separate parts of your strategy.

Below, we will explain the difference between the two and how to prevent and protect against security threats.

Prevention generally comes before protection and is meant to diminish the threat before it occurs.

Protection is the next step and usually takes over if prevention fails. Protection is a combination of and safety procedures used to defend against and eliminate threats. A monitored fire alarm system and emergency evacuation plans are examples of quality protection. Although prevention and protection are different, they both simultaneously secure your business from possible threats.

In order to prevent a security threat means to reduce the risk. Consider implementing some prevention strategies into your business security plan in order to minimize threats. Below are some strategies in order to minimize these threats.

  • Utilize access control to stop potentially harmful individuals from accessing certain areas of your business
  • Secure your network to keep the cyber criminals at bay.
  • Conduct security audits regularly in order to pinpoint potential weaknesses.
  • Implement cyber security policies, and educate employees on them regularly.

The main focus of protection is to guard your business in the event of a threat. They’re various amount of way you can protect your business and increase the security. Consider utilizing the following security equipment for protection:

  • Install alarms that trigger audible and visible signals to alert you in the event of a security breach. Visual and audio alarms can ward off intruders, notify emergency personnel and allow business owners to investigate the situation and respond accordingly.
  • Use video surveillance to monitor your business. Cameras can help law enforcement identify perpetrators of a crime against your establishment.
  • Choose a security provider that gives you access to a monitoring center. Monitoring centers immediately contact the business owner and proper emergency personnel in the event of a crisis.
  • Install water leak sensors, proper fire alarm systems, and carbon monoxide detectors in order to alert you in event of an emergency. The equipment will help minimize damage from natural disasters.
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