Check list for Hotel security team
- Will a fence help protect the premises?
- If there is a fence in place,is the fence too high to climb or protected with barbed wire?
- Is the fence in good repair?
- Is the fence designed so no one can crawl under it?
- Are materials such as trash containers, incinerators,etc., that could be used in scaling the fence placed a safe distance away?
- Are the gates solid and in good repair?
- Are the gate hinges in good repair?
- Are there flammable materials in the receiving area which should be removed?
- Is there a frequent trash pickup?
- Is adequate lighting provided for the entire area?
- Are all unused doors secured?
- Are door frames strong and securely in place?
- Is the glass in back doors and similar locations protected by wire-glass or bars?
- Are all doors designed so the lock cannot be reached by breaking glass or a light sash panel?
- Are the hinges designed and located to prevent the pulling or breaking of the pins?
- Is the lock bolt designed and placed to prevent easy displacement with a "jimmy" or other instrument?
- Is the lock designed or the door frame placed so the door cannot be pried open by spreading the frame?
- Is the bolt protected or constructed so it cannot be cut?
- Is the securely mounted so it cannot be pried off?
- Are the locks on the door in good working order?
- Are the keys in the possession of trusted personnel and are they secured when employees leave the premises?
- Are padlock hasps constructed so the screws cannot be removed?
- Are the hasps heavy enough?
- Are all doors locked and/or bared during non-operating hours? Is emergency evacuation capability maintained at all times on such doors?
- In non-operating hours, are access locations properly checked by security staff and/or central station or proprietary protection systems?
- Are easily accessible windows protected by gratings, bars,or other access-limiting devices?
- Are unused windows permanently locked?
- Are windows which are not protected by bars locked?
- Are there unneeded windows at lower floors or other areas which could be replaced by glass blocks or other less vulnerable alternatives?
- Are the windows and locks so designed or located that they cannot be opened by simly breaking the glass?
- Are unnecessary skylights (which may be subject to hurled objects) protected or have they been eliminated?
- Are accessible skylights protected with bars, etc.?
- Are roof hatches properly secured?
- Are the doors to the roof or elevator penthouses in good condition and securely locked?
- Are laundry and trash chutes provided with locks?
- Are all ventilator shafts and vent openings protected?
- Are entrances to sewers and service tunnels protected?
- Are fire exits and escapes designed to permit easy exit but to limit illegal entry?
- Are the walls of the building(s) of frame construction and fire-resistive or capable of being made so?
- Is the roof fire-resistive and secure?
- Is the safe fire-resistive?
- Is the safe fastened securely to the floor or wall, ceiling and floor, set in concrete, or appropriately alarmed?
- If a vault is used, are the walls as well as the door secure?
- Is cash on hand kept to a minimum?
- Is it feasible to have an in-house security staff? Or, is it more appropriate to employ a contract security service or off-duty police?
- Do the security officers receive proper screening, training, and supervision, whether they are in-house or contract?
- If security personnel are armed, are they properly armed and proficient in the use of such arms?
- If there are full-time security personnel, are they free from "extra duties" so they are able to perform their protective duties fully?
- If a commercial security service is employed, is the service checked to confirm that it has the ability to provide full services?
- Would it be beneficial to conduct emergency drills?
- If available, has complete central station or proprietary supervisory service been considered in addition to standard security services?
- Has closed-circuit television or a similar monitoring device been investigated as a means of increasing effective surveillance by your security force?
- Is proper liaison maintained between the hotel or motel and the police and fire departments?
- Do the police and fire departments have the phone number of key personnel and vice versa?
Electronic Data Processing:
- If there is a computer on the property, have proper steps been taken to ensure computer integrity with proper off-premises backup capability?
- Is the computer facility in a secure location?
- Is the computer room protected from the danger of hurled objects, flood, or fire?
- Is the communication center (telephone room,etc.) located in a secured place?
- Is adequate protection provided for wires and cables, etc.?
- Has an emergency communications plan been developed?