If you are tasked to procure or develop a security system for a company, integration is the way. Combine physical security, information systems, and access control all in one system to save money and become more efficient. Now, with the severe threat of terrorism and the broad spectrum of businesses it can affect, you need to add CBRNE. Get used to this acronym. It stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear and Explosives detection equipment. Such security system add-ons are coming down in price and the future looks like more companies will add these detectors to their security system.
Oh, and there’s more. The EM pulse bomb (or a minor EM pulse) can do extensive damage to a company’s electronic infrastructure. These EM attacks are on the rise. Called TEDs (Transient Electromagnetic Devices), they’re destroying key information at roughly 8 out of 10 US companies on average! (Ernst & Young stats). You should take this threat into account when conducting a threat assessment for a company and now it should be mandatory to place it in your threat/vulnerability/risk matrix.