Site Vulnerability Analysis



Conducting a site vulnerability analysis is crucial to your church security teams mission success. Most safety teams don’t know to do this and their plan is not as nearly as effective as it should be. We are not all about making money and we want your team to be successful so we are providing you with some free tools to help your team out.

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Open areas



– Doors leading into area
  • Internal
  • External
  • – Windows looking in to or out of.

    – No doors, just threshold

    – Balcony

    – Raised areas in room (sound booth, stage, etc.)

    Doors

  • Which way do they open? In or out?
  • Is door directly across from another? If so, where does the door across from the door go? Is it a closet, classroom, etc.
  • Door construction
  • Hollow, solid, glass, or a combination
  • Children’s area door construction
  • Nursery door construction


  • Locks on Doors

  • Deadbolt or knob only
  • Latch only inside?
  • Keyed only on one side
  • Keyed only on both sides?
  • Key card
  • Push-bar


  • Windows

  • How do the windows open? Slides up and down, left or right, or does it tilt in?
  • How large is the opening with the window open? Can a person fit through it?
  • How many windows in room?
  • Curtains or blinds present?
  • Do any windows lead to other rooms or is another window directly across from another?
  • What is visible from the window? Can you see the parking lot? Can you see the children’s area.


  • Stairs (how many & where do they lead?

  • Is it a winding staircase, enclosed staircase, single flight, etc.


  • Areas & functions (days & times)

  • Are there any activities in the room or area?
  • What kind and what times? Such as Sunday school classes, small groups, etc.
  • Where is the nursery located
  • Where is the kid’s ministry area located?
  • Where do any groups meet other than on church service days?
  • When do these groups meet?
  • Are there women and children present?


  • Mirrors, pictures, glass doors

  • Are there mirrors present in each area or room?
  • Are there pictures on the walls
  • Is there glass in the door such as a small window or is the entire door glass?


  • Roof access

  • Is the roof accessible and if so how? From the inside or outside?
  • How many place inside or outside?
  • Can those access points be locked or blocked in some manner?


  • Floor access

  • Are there any access panels to the floor or crawl spaces?


  • Fire extinguishers

  • Where are the fire extinguishers located?
  • This is important to know for fire purposes as well as using a FE as a less lethal option


  • Shut offs

  • Emergency lighting
  • Water main shut offs
  • Gas main shut offs
  • Electrical main circuit breakers
  • Is there a transformer nearby?
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