sec410 | undergraduate
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Basic Physical Controls
- Discuss the basic security functions of locks, lights, and alarms and their integration as the three lines of physical defense.
- Identify the significance of concentric layers of physical security.
- Analyze the general concepts associated with the field of physical security.
- Describe the concept of crime prevention through safety and security assessment, as well as environmental control.
- Explain the purposes for physical controls and their effectiveness according to established policies and procedures.
- List the reasons for physical barriers and placement strategies associated with physical surroundings.
- Identify the different types of fences, gates, and barriers and their respective purposes.Â
- Discuss the various types of perimeter security lighting technologies and their applications.
- Describe the role of security officers and security patrol personnel with respect to perimeter protection.
- Analyze the types of alarm systems associated with perimeter protection.
- Evaluate the significance of aesthetics and employee and customer convenience in relation to levels of perimeter security.
- Identify strategies to mitigate failures of perimeter protection.
Internal Building Security
- Evaluate the effectiveness of strategic lighting inside buildings.
- Explore the value of using security personnel to monitor access points and to guard or patrol secure areas inside of facilities.
- Evaluate the functionality and positioning of internal surveillance systems.
- Identify the alarm requirements for a variety of secure areas inside of buildings.
- Analyze the potential effectiveness of a buildingâs emergency plans.
- Discuss aspects of access control to various offices, storage rooms, or secure areas within buildings.
- Assess capabilities and limitations of equipment, vaults, safes, and secure storage rooms to protect cash, IT data, and other high-value property.
External Building Security
- Identify the security issues associated with parking lots and garages.
- Evaluate structural integrity of buildings and their ability to withstand various types of attacks.
- Assess various types of doors, windows, and locking devices from a security perspective and recognize the regulations that govern their ingress and egress accessibility in various facilities.
- Identify other types of openings in buildings and the methods for securing such possible access points.
- Discuss the importance of external lighting configurations associated with the physical characteristics of building security.
- Analyze the types of alarms systems best suited for external building security.
- Describe the role of security personnel in maintaining external building security.
Access Control and Protective Systems
- Assess the benefit of closed-circuit television and consolidated monitoring stations.
- Explain the relationship between biometrics and access control devices.
- Assess traditional lock and key systems and the issues associated with key control.
- Evaluate the use of card readers and combination lock pads.
- Indicate the functionality and applications of motion detectors and life safety systems.
- Discuss the importance of preventative and routine maintenance protocols for access control systems.
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