- Risk Management
- Who Are You, and Why Are You Here?
- Finding a Solution
2. Problem Definition
- What Needs Protecting?
- Who is Allowed Where?
3. Methods of Identification
- Reliability vs. Cost
- Combining Methods to Increase Reliability
- Security System Management
4. Access Control
- What You Have
- What You Know
- Who You Are
5. Other Security Systems Elements
- Building Design
- Piggybacking and Tailgating: Mantraps
- Camera Surveillance
- Security Guards
- Sensors and Alarms
6. The Human Element
- People: The Weakest Link
- People: The Strongest Backup
7. Site Design
8. Controlling Site Access
- Entry Control Facility
- Zones of an Entry Control Facility
- Utilities and Automatition
9. Chosing the Right Solution
- Risk Tolerance vs. Cost
- Security System Design Considerations
- Building Security Design Considerations
Other Security System Elements
Security system design focuses on devices to identify and screen individuals at entry points — “access control”— which is all you would need if there were 100% reliability of identification, total trustworthiness of the intentions of people admitted, and the physical perfection of unbreakable walls, doors, windows, locks, and ceilings. To cover for inevitable failings due to flaws or sabotage, security systems ordinarily incorporate
additional methods of protection, monitoring, and recovery.
When building a new facility or renovating an old one, physical security can be addressed from the ground up by incorporating architectural and construction features that discourage or thwart intrusion. Security considerations in the structure and layout of a building generally relate to potential entry and escape routes, access to critical
infrastructure elements such as HVAC and wiring, and potential sources of concealment for intruders.
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B E T T E R: Please submit your payment of $999.00 for a complete Physical Vulnerability Assessment or Design covering a single location.