Physical controls

Physical controls are controls that you can touch, for examples:

  • Cable locks: These are attached for laptops to secure them so that nobody can steal them.
  • Laptop safe: Laptops and tablets are expensive, but the data they hold could be priceless, therefore there are safes for the storage of laptops and tablets.
  • Biometric locks: Biometrics are unique to each person; examples would be their fingerprint, voice, iris scanner, and facial recognition. 
  • Fences/gates: The first line of defense should be a perimeter fence as the openness of many sites renders them highly vulnerable to intruders. The access to the site can be controlled by using a gate either manned by a security guard or with a proximity reader. A timber fence does ...

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