Risk management is a core corporate task. Especially in the security sector, the many risks are becoming more and more serious: current police crime statistics show that the number of crimes committed has increased considerably compared to the previous year. The variants and number of criminal threats are almost as confusing as the possibilities for risk minimisation. VdS has been supporting the responsible experts for many years with practical guidelines for planning and installing all relevant security technologies. With the guidelines VdS 3406, "Security Management for Buildings", VdS goes an important step further: For the first time, all requirements and security measures have been integrated into a context covering all aspects - optimal protection is ensured as a whole.
Security is a basic prerequisite for successful business activities and should accordingly be the result of planned strategic action. This requires the recognition of impending dangers and coordinated measures to counter them according to plan. The new VdS 3406 guidelines provide a systematic framework for all these individual aspects. They help to document to third parties that integrated management, systematic balance sheet protection and certified risk provisioning are values actively lived by the holder of the approval.