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Principles of Physical Security
A brief review of the principles of physical security.
# 152566 | 871 words | 2 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Mar 17, 2013 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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The paper examines the elements of building security as well as the securing of grounds and describes in detail the many ways to control access to a building that can involve access cards and biometrics. The paper also looks at perimeter security and shows how technological advances in security continue to grow, with many institutions installing a mechanical security system which consists of sensors and monitoring cameras. The paper notes that no system is foolproof and errors can sometimes occur, but with advances in technology, such errors can be minimized.

From the Paper:

"Building security is something that most of us encounter on a daily basis whether it is at our place of employment or the school that our children attend. There are many basic principles that can be put into place regarding security in the workplace or school environment. The building should have trained security guards stationed at each entrance/exit of the building. The main security station should be equipped with monitors to view different areas of the building. Depending on the type of environment, sign in sheets for guest should be a standard practice and employees or those having permission to be in the building should show some type of identification.
"It can sometimes be a bit more difficult to secure the grounds than the building itself. Many organizations use the foot patrol method where a security guard walks around the grounds to make sure everything is safe and secure. Depending on the size of the organization or of the grounds to be monitored, security personnel may patrol the area using a vehicle. This is common on campuses of large universities and hospitals. Some facilities often have shuttle services that will transport the person to a parking garage or to public transportation so they will not have to walk during evening hours."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jonietz, Erika. (2004). The hottest university startups. Technology Review. 107(4), 78.
  • Kumagai, Tatsuya, Ogura, Akira, Ohnuki, Watatru, Tan, Kotaro, and Sato, Tomonori (2008). AIP Conference Proceedings. 1055(1), 46-49

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