Introduction to ARES & Corporate Security Risks
ARES is a software provider that helps businesses protect their personnel, assets and operations. In an ever-increasing risk environment Corporate Security leadership is faced with a need for improved security while simultaneously reducing total cost of ownership. Corporate security teams have invested heavily in sensors and security systems such as cameras, video management, video analytics, access control, gunshot detection, and intrusion detection. But they have not invested enough in decision making and response tools. Whether you desire to improve your decision making and effectiveness through quantitative risk assessment and design or improve your site and enterprise security and response and automation through our C2/PSIM, AI, and robotics solutions, you can achieve all of this while significantly lowering your total cost of ownership.
Corporate security risks come in many forms, from theft and vandalism to violence and terrorism. Some of these risks are specific to certain industries or regions, while others are more general. But all businesses face some degree of risk, and it’s important to understand how your existing security systems protect your employees, customers, and property.
ARES security starts with the creation of a digital twin for your site. We use this twin to offer the most cost-effective software driven assessment and design capability. Once we assess your site, we have additional software modules that provide training, command & control and automation, all leveraging the same digital twin and optimized security effectiveness plans. Contact us today to learn more about ARES suite of products, our services and how we can help you protect your business from security risks.
Types of Corporate Security Risks
There are many types of security risks that businesses face, but there are four main types of risks that ARES specializes in mitigating:
Physical Security Risks | These are risks to the safety of personnel and company assets, and can include things like theft, vandalism, active shooter, and natural disasters.
Cybersecurity Risks | These are risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and systems, and can include things like cyber-attacks, data breaches, and system outages and how these breaches affect your physical security effectiveness.
Compliance Risks | These are risks associated with non-compliance with laws and regulations, and can include things like regulatory fines and penalties, reputational damage, and legal liability. ARES has served highly regulated markets such as the Department of Defense, commercial nuclear, and other critical infrastructure.
Business Continuity Risks | These are risks that could disrupt business operations, and can include things like supply chain disruptions, power outages, and pandemics.
How ARES Mitigates Security Risks
ARES Enterprise Security Platform™ utilizes a digital twin that is created to simulate your site, security capabilities and all potential threats. This model is then used to drive assessment and design optimization but also provides your site an “Effectiveness Score” and allows you to understand how your system performs against any specific threat or groups of threats. Once scored ARES technology allows you to optimize your Corporate Security systems, staffing and plans to improve this score and also reduce planned capital, staffing and ongoing maintenance costs. ARES has demonstrated savings of 20-50% of both planned capital and ongoing security operating costs. ARES full suite of capability extends this digital twin into virtual tabletop training, Security Operations management, and command & control, as well as robotics, automation and AI.
ARES has a proven track record of protecting personnel and operations for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors. ARES suite of products are used by the largest and most secure environments globally. Our corporate clients include numerous fortune 100 global enterprises, the two largest office campuses in North America, kore than 65% of all US Commercial Nuclear sites and a growing number of global manufacturing, banking, and insurance companies. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of security possible.
Benefits of Using ARES for Corporate Security
ARES is the perfect partner for any organization looking to improve their security posture. Here are just a few of the benefits of using ARES for corporate security:
– ARES provides a comprehensive, reproducible, and unified approach to security, making it easy to integrate systems, and protect your personnel and operations.
– ARES offers advanced security features, including real-time monitoring, common operating picture and automation that can help you detect and respond to threats quickly.
– ARES provides a highly scalable, multi-tenant, fully agnostic architecture, so it can grow with your organization as your security needs change.
– ARES is backed by a team of experts who are always available to help you troubleshoot and ensure that your system is running smoothly.
Cost Considerations for Implementing ARES
When it comes to protecting your personnel and operations, there are a variety of cost considerations to take into account when implementing the ARES Enterprise Security Platform. The initial investment in the digital twin, hardware and software can be significant, but ARES payback period is often less than one year, and the long-term operational costs are often lower than traditional security systems.
Corporate security teams have invested heavily in sensors and security systems such as cameras, video management, video analytics, access control, gunshot detection, and intrusion detection. But they have not invested enough in decision making and response tools that improve security effectiveness.
Think about the areas of your business that would benefit most from increased security effectiveness. Regardless of your security issues, active shooter protection, data center protection, vandalism or theft, ARES can support all aspects of your security needs providing the most cost effective AND Security effective systems.
No matter what your priorities are, there’s an ARES solution that can fit your budget. And because the Enterprise Security Platform is modular and scalable, you can start with one module and add on as your needs change, always leveraging the same digital twin.
Tips for Effectively Implementing ARES
When it comes to corporate security, providing a secure, effective, scalable environment that leverages both system and personnel is critical. Many companies choose to understand and improve their existing systems. There is no bad place to start this journey:
1. Create a digital twin of your site, a true value added digital assets and perform a simulation based assessment or design. This will likely provide immediately payback and understanding of your planned security investment and start your journey into the digital age.
2. Once assessed, utilize this digital twin and assessment information to provide virtual tabletop or immersive training to your leaders or teams.
3. As part of your assessment and training, security and emergency response may be critical, consider utilizing ARES C2/PSIM products to improve security response and automation.
4. Long term security needs change as your organization grows and expands, ARES automation, AI and Robotics systems will be ready when you are for the next generation of security improvements.
ARES Enterprise Security Platform is the ideal solution for organizations looking to protect their personnel and operations from security risks. Its intuitive GUI, comprehensive reporting, and real-time response capabilities allow corporations to quickly identify potential threats and respond swiftly. With ARES Enterprise Security Platform, we provide the insights that enable companies to make informed decisions about how best to address any security risk they may face. As such, it is a key tool in mitigating corporate security risks and ensuring organizational safety.