4 customisable OKR examples for Physical Security

What are Physical Security OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Physical Security to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Physical Security OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Physical Security Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to upgrade and streamline physical security operations

  • ObjectiveUpgrade and streamline physical security operations
  • Key ResultIncrease security coverage by 20% through additional surveillance systems
  • TaskInvestigate current surveillance system capabilities and limitations
  • TaskImplement new surveillance systems accordingly
  • TaskResearch and identify potential additional surveillance technology
  • Key ResultDecrease response times to security incidents by 25%
  • Key ResultImplement a digital security management system with 100% staff training completion
  • TaskTrack and achieve 100% training completion
  • TaskChoose a comprehensive digital security management system
  • TaskDevelop an all-staff training curriculum for the system

2OKRs to enhance capabilities for physical security systems management

  • ObjectiveEnhance capabilities for physical security systems management
  • Key ResultImplement the integration of 2 new features in existing security systems
  • TaskTrain staff on feature usage and troubleshooting
  • TaskTest and validate integration of new features
  • TaskEvaluate current security systems for compatibility with new features
  • Key ResultIncrease system efficiency by 15% through system upgrades and optimization
  • TaskIdentify areas of the system that require optimization
  • TaskPurchase and install necessary system upgrades
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust for optimal efficiency
  • Key ResultDecrease system false-positive alerts by 20%
  • TaskRefine the current system detection algorithm
  • TaskConduct regular system false-positive tests
  • TaskImplement a more effective filtering system

3OKRs to implement integrated technological solutions for physical security systems

  • ObjectiveImplement integrated technological solutions for physical security systems
  • Key ResultIdentify and evaluate three top-tier tech-based physical security systems by end of month one
  • TaskAnalyze efficacy and functionalities of selected systems
  • TaskResearch top-tier tech-based physical security systems
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive evaluation report on each system
  • Key ResultSuccessfully install and test integration of selected system in a live environment
  • TaskInstall and configure the selected system in a live environment
  • TaskConduct thorough testing to ensure successful integration and functionality
  • TaskChoose appropriate system for integration based on business requirements
  • Key ResultAchieve 99% functional reliability of the integrated system throughout period and improve by 5%
  • TaskIntroduce software updates to rectify identified bugs
  • TaskImplement regular maintenance and quality checks for the system
  • TaskConduct rigorous system performance evaluations frequently

4OKRs to enhance physical security capabilities for premise protection

  • ObjectiveEnhance physical security capabilities for premise protection
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of security personnel on new security equipment usage
  • TaskIdentify and list all security personnel requiring training
  • TaskTrack and record training participation and completion
  • TaskSchedule training sessions on new equipment
  • Key ResultImplement surveillance system covering 100% of the premise area
  • TaskTest system thoroughly and adjust as necessary
  • TaskIdentify blind spots and areas requiring camera installation
  • TaskPurchase and install necessary surveillance equipment
  • Key ResultAchieve zero security breaches in the test run of new measures
  • TaskConduct frequent security audits and vulnerability assessments
  • TaskImplement strict access controls and authentication protocols
  • TaskRegularly update and patch all security software and systems

Physical Security OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Physical Security OKRs in a strategy map

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Physical Security OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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