Physical Security Essay

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Matthew Benson
APS 210
12 April 2013

Writing Assignment #2
Physical Security Technology Selection

Introduction. Special Operations Security Solutions has developed a physical security plan at the request of a managing business partner. This Physical Security plan was developed for the safeguarding of information requiring protection in the interests of national security. It primarily pertains to classified national security information, now known as classified information, but also addresses controlled unclassified information, to include for official use only and sensitive but unclassified. The parameters provided are as follows. * 30,000 square foot facility in a rural area * Requirement for Secret and Confidential
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Outdoor barriers comprise of fences, walls, vehicle barriers, and exterior doors. Barriers must perform three functions * Define- provide clear boundary markings of the area to be protected * Delay- Delay unwanted traffic, but not necessarily stop it * Direct- direct traffic to proper entrances

Locks Proper locks in this facility are a necessity. Strong, solid doors are needed as well as appropriate locking mechanisms. The most secure locks can be defeated without a equally secure door. Under no circumstances should cylindrical locks be used as they are often the least secure. Unit locks provide excellent security if traditional locks are to be used. Areas containing classified materials should be reinforced with additional locking mechanisms such as deadbolts. Classified materials must be stored in approved security containers. GSA approved security measure and equipment; to include locks should be installed.

Lighting Considerations Lighting is an important security measure; not only does it create a psychological deterrent to intrusion and enable detection, it also makes the business more attractive, promotes safety and improves employee moral. Adequate lighting is an effective crime control method. For the parking area, 1-2 Foot-candles of illumination is recommended. The facility entrance requires at least 5 foot-candles of illumination, with a 1 foot-candles illumination

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