Risk | Vulnerability

Visual Risk Assessments Are Changing the Security Industry

August 9, 2018 | 3 min read
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On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do paper-based risk assessment reports actually impact your clients’ security?

Most risk assessment reports deliver the findings in text form. That means you’ve got to describe each vulnerability using a multitude of words. If your clients have more than a handful of issues, all those words get blurred together and quickly become one meaningless string of text they can’t make sense of.

In the end, your client’s security problems aren’t fixed and you’ve missed out on securing a contract for a follow-up project. But that’s about to change.

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Game-Changing Assessments

Circadian Risk is excited to announce the next level of risk assessment reports: visual floor plans. Floor plans provide an executive summary of risk, in a single image. Circadian Risk is the first and only physical risk assessment software that includes floor plan visualizations.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that floor plans are a game-changer for physical risk assessments. They allow you to do quicker inspections, increase your sales and set you up for more follow-up projects. Floor plans also deliver greater value to your clients. Here’s how.

See Every Issue at a Glance

Circadian Risk’s floor plan changes the risk assessment game, because now your clients can see every risk and vulnerability with just one glance. The floor plan provides an immediate understanding of their problems—how many issues, what types of issues, and how serious they are. The floor plan is an executive summary in an image.

And that picture impacts C-level decision-making. When you provide a paper-based report, executives don’t care, because it doesn’t mean anything to them. But when you can show them in a picture all the problems that they have—all those red camera icons and red door icons indicate problems with their cameras and doors—then it clicks and suddenly the security problems are real, and they’re emotional. There’s an emotional motivation to resolve those vulnerabilities.

Boost Sales and Add-on Projects

That emotional motivation translates to more sales for you, and more follow-up projects. Today’s customers are looking for security consultants who use advanced technology, and the Circadian Risk Assessment Tool with floor plans sets you heads-and-shoulders above the competition.

The floor plan also opens the doors to more follow-up projects. When your client sees the number of issues they need to fix, you can offer to take their biggest problems off their plate. It’s practically a no-brainer—their greatest vulnerabilities are resolved and they can literally see the difference as each red icon disappears from the picture. Imagine the peace of mind your clients will feel as each security vulnerability goes away!

Cruise Through Inspections

If you’re not using Circadian Risk, you have to do your physical risk assessments by checklist. With checklists, there’s no logical progression—as you go through the facility, you have to skip around the form to answer the applicable questions. It’s easy to miss equipment and fixtures, so you have to go back to catch things you missed the first time through.

But a floor plan visually guides your assessment as you go through the inspection. For example, when you’re at the main entrance, the floor plan visually guides you through all of the items at the entrance that you need to document and inspect. Then you can move through the floor plan, documenting each item along the way. There’s a logical progression, and you can see everything that you’ve captured as you go.

Now you’re cruising through your inspections faster and more efficiently, and you’re missing fewer details. Your assessments are quicker and more comprehensive than ever before.

How Floor Plans Work

Circadian Risk floor plans help speed up your inspections, and they’re easy to use. Here’s how it works:

  1. Before the inspection, upload a PDF of the floor plan provided by your client.
  2. During the inspection, as you inspect each item, place an icon of the item onto the floor plan. For example, drag and drop a camera icon onto the main entrance.
  3. Take a photo of the item and document its location.
  4. Answer built-in questions about the item. For example, is it working? Does it pan/tilt/zoom? Does it have night vision?
  5. Mark issues as high-priority, if applicable.
  6. Submit the item and move onto the next one.

That’s all there is to it!

Do More with Circadian Risk

Circadian Risk’s floor plan assessment is already creating buzz among security professionals. This is a feature that people have been watching for and are very excited about. Stay tuned as more capabilities are added. But don’t wait to start using Circadian Risk! You can start boosting sales and reducing inspection times immediately.

See the floor plan in action—request your demo today.

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