Within the realm of physical security, detective controls encompass the different measures organizations implement to identify security risks. These security threats may include unauthorized access, suspicious activity, among other things.
In the event that these things happen, detective controls will send alerts to all stakeholders and persons concerned — during and after the event. Detective controls can come in the form of CCTV surveillance, door alarms, smoke alarms, motion detectors, and the like.
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Desiree Macy is the Editorial Director of Security Forward which is frequented by security executives, corporate security officers, and private protection professionals each month. Desiree’s interests revolves around cyber-security, and business continuity.