Security Management


Security management has a broad range of objectives related to asset protection, physical security, and human resource. It supports in identifying organizations information assets and develop, documentation and implementation of policies, standards, procedures and guidelines. The main role of a security manger can arguably be determined as seven classical functions these include planning, leading, organizing, controlling staffing, co-coordinating and motivating.
One of the most important strategies a manager can implement into his or her dept is setting goals or objectives that are realistic, this will give their subordinates a focus on what is expected and how this can be achieved and these objectives or goals should be SMART specific, Measurable/Attainable/Result Orientated and Time specific.
In many organizations the Loss prevention dept is a service function so with this in mind it is critical that the credibility and professionalism of all working within it act appropriately at all times whilst interacting with each other and with business partners both internal and external making informed decisions and supporting when appropriate.
Commonly within an organizations the security manager reports to the finance or operations director and the relationship between the two is critical so that security matters are given due consideration at board level. An organizations security dept sets out a range of objectives or key performance indicators (KPI’s) and these in turn measure both the dept activity and the impact of the activity upon the organization, they could be assessed as integrity of company stock, equipment or assets, return on investment of security staff and equipment, collating crime trends both internal and externally and measuring dept performance against budgets.
Decision making also plays a pivotal role in good security management and quality decisions are vital to the organizations success, to make good decisions it is...