Status of security protection above the attic at the office in Vietnam.

Status of security protection above the attic at the office in Vietnam.

The topic posted this time will be about the status of implementing security in Vietnam.

Along with giving common examples as well as incidents that have occurred, this article will also outline measures to improve those situations more effectively.

First of all, let’s get down to the security situation for the attic area above the office buildings and consider this as an example that needs to be aware of.

Attic floors of offices are very dangerous areas!

It seems that very few of us are aware of what is going on in the attic of our office.

In Japan, according to fire protection laws and construction standards, the area inside the office (toilet area, common corridor, …) will be divided by beams arranged as high as the ceiling. 

However, in Vietnam, although there are still fire prevention codes and construction standards, there are still many items that have not been considered.

There are still issues related to ceilings that are outside the scope of the law. In short, it is necessary to mention here that in the office buildings in Vietnam, there is still no item to clearly divide the boundaries between the areas.

So moving back and forth in the attic from the toilet area, corridor to the office is completely possible. Similar to moving back and forth between neighboring offices sharing the same ceiling.

Attic floors of offices are very dangerous areas!

Looking at the photo we can see that this is the inside of an office building. The picture on the left is the office that was put into use a long time ago and the right is the interior construction work.

From the side of the construction, the inside of the office can be completely seen through the opening in the ceiling right at the mutual wall and this is the current state of most office buildings in Vietnam.

After long holidays like Tet, it often happens that computers are stolen through holes in the ceiling, and this is still going on.


Then what are the right solutions? Of course, it is not just to simply lock the office door when leaving. Besides, we should not leave high-value items in the office in combination with equipping lockers to preserve assets. For PC computers, we can use wire locks to fix them to the desks, which is both simple and effective.

Besides, it is also possible to discuss with the building owner or manager to arrange the partition above the attic floor between the areas, but this way is relatively expensive in terms of money, time and effort. For cases where the server room is equipped with important internal information, equipping just for the server room can also be considered as one of the prior solutions.

There is also a more optimal solution that is to equip a system of sensors and alarms. The system is capable of sensing human movement as well as temperature. When operating in the office, if there is any intrusion from the attic, the system will notice and ring an alarm to warn the intruder to leave. Moreover, if the office side uses the security response service, the alarm signal will be sent to the 24/24 monitoring center and staff will be dispatched to check the scene immediately.

Once we understand that there are many important items and information in our office, the next thing we need to do is to take measures to protect and secure them from the intruders.

It is possible to be protected 24 hours per day, 365 days per year with online security system! What is an online security system?

What is an online security system?

An online security system is a system that provides security by installing various sensors as described above. Security is performed by combining various types of sensors such as motion sensors, door sensors, and infrared sensors. If the sensor detects an anomaly, a report is sent to the monitoring center that operates 24 hours a day.

Then, an emergency contact will be made to the customer, and ALSOK’s guards will rush to the site if the area is covered.

There are various types of sensors, such as infrared sensors installed around the perimeter of a factory that can detect intruders immediately. If there is an intruder, you can find it immediately.

Online security systems are also cheaper than security guards.

Security that can only be done by humans, such as motorcycle maintenance, can be left to security guards, and sensors can be installed in other areas to reduce costs and further increase the level of security.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries about online security system installation.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries about online security system installation.

Delivery as soon as possible after ordering from the inquiry, it is possible to respond quickly to unforeseen situations.

In addition, it is also possible to set the device voice with bilingual languages from 3 available languages (English, Japanese and Vietnamese)

For further information, please contact the nearest ALSOK office.


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