Physical Security and the Inspection Process


  • Carl Roper, Security Consultant, Richmond, VA, USA

Physical Security and The Inspection Process illustrates the basic concepts and procedures for development, implementation, and management of a physical security inspection program. It provides personnel with a model inspection procedure that can be specifically tailored to meet any company's reasonable minimum standards. With detailed checklists broken down by security subject area, the reader will be able to develop site-specific checklists to meet organizational needs. Physical Security and the Inspection Process is an important reference for security managers, physical security inspection team chiefs, team members, and others responsible for physical security.C. A. Roper is a security specialist and lead instructor with the Department of Defense Security Institute, where he provides general and specialized security training throughout the US, in Germany, and in Panama. Previously, Mr. Roper worked for the assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Department of the Army, and the Defense Communications Agency. He is a counter-intelligence technician with the US Army Reserve, was activated for Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and has provided training and other support to various operations with the Army, Navy, and foreign national forces.
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security professionals, loss prevention personnel, risk management personnel, guard force management, investigators


Book information

  • Published: October 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-9712-5


'A thoughtful - and thought-out - book that also manages to be user-friendly, we recommend it to you.' International Security Review This book has a lot of basic information tips and hints to make it a good resource. A good book to keep on hand when a remodeling job hits your desk. -Security

Table of Contents

Physical Security and the Inspection ProcessThe Physical Security Inspection ProcessProtective BarriersProtective Lighting and Utility ServicesTypes of Security AreasConstruction Standards and RequirementsLocks, Doors, and WindowsFacility Access ControlSecurity Containers and Storage AreasIntrusion Detection SystemsClosed-Circuit TelevisionAutomated Information Systems SecurityThe Security Guard ForceThe Facility Self-Protection PlanAsset Protection and Loss-ControlFacility Threat, Vulnerability and Criticality