Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know

Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know

2nd Edition - October 27, 2016

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  • Authors: Lawrence Fennelly, Marianna Perry
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128095102
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128094877

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Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know, Second Edition is a useful reference for those at any stage of their security career. This practical guide covers the latest technological trends for managing the physical security needs of buildings and campuses of all sizes. Through anecdotes, case studies, and documented procedures, the authors have amassed the most complete collection of information on physical security available. Security practitioners of all levels will find this book easy to use as they look for practical tips to understand and manage the latest physical security technologies, such as biometrics, IP video, video analytics, and mass notification, as well as the latest principles in access control, command and control, perimeter protection, and visitor management.

Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in physical security, surveillance, and access control technologies
  • Provides practical tips on a wide variety of physical security topics
  • Features new technologies, such as biometrics, high definition cameras, and IP video
  • Blends theory and practice with a specific focus on today’s global business environment and the various security, safety, and asset protection challenges associated with it


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Table of Contents

    • Quote
    • Dedication
    • In Memoriam
    • Foreword
    • Part 1. Property Management
      • 1. What Is Physical Security?
      • 2. Effective Physical Security
      • 3. Site and Target Hardening
      • 4. Physical Barriers
      • 5. Barrier Planning
      • 6. ASIS International Standards and Guidelines
      • 7. The Importance of Physical Security Policies and Procedures
      • 8. Physical Security: 10 Things You Should Know
      • 9. Fence Enhancements
      • 10. Asset Protection
      • 11. Internal Theft
      • 12. Environment
      • 13. Card Access Control Systems
      • 14. Badges
      • 15. Access Control Basics for the Security/Protection Officer
      • 16. Turnstiles and “Tailgating”
      • 17. Optical Turnstile Solutions and 13 Things You Should Know About Optical Turnstiles
      • 18. The Security/Protection Officer and Technology Tools: Electronic Access
      • 19. Magnetometers (Metal Detectors)
      • 20. Designing Security and Site Layout
      • 21. Designing for Security: A Checklist
      • 22. What Is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design?
      • 23. CPTED Strategies
      • 24. Questions to Be Answered During a CPTED Assessment
      • 25. CPTED Issues/Recommendations
      • 26. Measuring and Evaluating CPTED
      • 27. Vandalism
      • 28. Building Interiors
      • 29. Interior Building Design: A Checklist
      • 30. Exterior Building Design: A Checklist
      • 31. Signage
      • 32. Types of Doors
      • 33. Doors and Door Frames
      • 34. Door Management
      • 35. Model Door Numbering System
      • 36. Building Access: Windows, Glass, and Security
      • 37. Primary Lighting Sources
      • 38. Illumination
      • 39. Seven Basic Types of Protective Lighting
      • 40. Security Lighting
      • 41. Goals of Security Lighting
      • 42. Lighting Recommendations
      • 43. Twenty Simple Ways to Save Energy (LEED)
      • 44. Efficient Key Management: A Major Business Concern for the Facility Manager
      • 45. The Basics of an Intrusion Detection (Alarm) System
      • 46. Intrusion Detection System: A Checklist
      • 47. What Is a Security Surveillance System?
      • 48. Video Surveillance Systems (Closed-Circuit Television)
      • 49. Monitoring Images
      • 50. Video Analytics and Thermal Imaging Cameras
      • 51. Security/Protection Officer Operations
      • 52. Lethal and Nonlethal Weapons for Security/Protection Officers
      • 53. The Security/Protection Officer’s Checklist
      • 54. Security/Protection Officers: Day-To-Day Operations and Dealing With False Alarms
      • 55. Security/Protection Officer Inspection Checklist
      • 56. Training for Security/Protection Officers: Do Not Take Training Lightly
      • 57. The Art of Training
      • 58. Security/Protection Officers and Professionalism
      • 59. The Importance of Professional Certifications: ASIS International and the International Foundation for Protection Officers
      • 60. Guard Houses/Guard Booths
      • 61. Physical Security Expenses and Maintenance
      • 62. Budgets: Leasing Versus Purchase
      • 63. Budgeting: Art or Science?
      • 64. Data Center and Server Security
      • 65. Loading Dock and Chemical Storage Security
      • 66. The Six Most Critical Areas in a Storage Facility
      • 67. Parking Facility Security
      • 68. Emergency (Blue Light) Phones/Call Stations
      • 69. Building Site Security and Contractors
      • 70. Inadequate Security and Security Liability
    • Part 2. Assessing Risk and Vulnerabilities
      • 71. The Four D’s: Deter, Detect, Delay, and Deny
      • 72. What Is a Soft Target?
      • 73. Threat Risk Assessments
      • 74. What Is Risk Analysis?
      • 75. Assessments: Qualitative versus Quantitative Methods
      • 76. Defense-In-Depth
      • 77. Layers of Protection Analysis
      • 78. Five Techniques to Deal With Identified Risks
      • 79. Assessment of Countermeasures
      • 80. Security System Integration
      • 81. Key Factors in an Asset Protection Plan
      • 82. Seven Things You Should Know About Physical Security Information Management
      • 83. Designing Security and Working With Architects
      • 84. Padlocks
      • 85. What Is a Master Plan?
      • 86. Security Master Plans
      • 87. How to Design a 5 and 10-Year Security Plan
      • 88. Master Planning: Physical Systems
      • 89. Active Shooter/Active Assailant Response
    • Part 3. Crime and Crime Prevention Techniques
      • 90. The Crime Prevention Triangle
      • 91. Anticipation of Crime Rate Checklist
      • 92. Crime Reporting and Crime Analysis
      • 93. Situational Crime Prevention
      • 94. “If You See Something, Say Something”
      • 95. Deterrents
      • 96. Residential Security
      • 97. Space
      • 98. Environmental Security
      • 99. The Neighborhood and Fear of Crime
      • 100. Crime Prevention Through Integrated Problem Solving: Broken Windows
      • 101. Parking Lots and Garages
    • Part 4. Fire Protection, Emergency Management, and Safety
      • 102. Fire Protection and Safety
      • 103. National Fire Protection Association
      • 104. Fire Protection Programs (FPPs)
      • 105. Fire Inspections
      • 106. Classes of Fire
      • 107. Fire Prevention and Suppression: A Checklist
      • 108. Smoke Alarms: As Easy as 1–2–3
      • 109. Smoke Alarm Systems: A Checklist
      • 110. Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment
      • 111. Reducing False Alarms
      • 112. Ten Qualities of a Well-Protected Facility
      • 113. Computers: Fire Protection
      • 114. Emergency Planning
      • 115. What Managers Need to Know
      • 116. Ten Points on Emergency Manager Responsibilities
      • 117. National Response Framework: Five Mission Areas
      • 118. Mutual Aid Associations
      • 119. Plan Development and Primary Considerations
      • 120. Emergency Planning Best Practices
      • 121. Emergency Response and Life Safety
      • 122. Ingress and Egress Controls Checklist
      • 123. Mass Notification Procedures
      • 124. Reinventing Security Performance
      • 125. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
      • 126. Emergency Procedures and Security Operations
      • 127. OSHA Fact Sheet: Emergency Exit Routes
      • 128. OSHA Fact Sheet: Fire Safety in the Workplace
      • 129. OSHA Emergency Procedures and Security Operations
      • 130. Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance and Security Operations
      • 131. Emergency Policies and Procedures Training
      • 132. Elevator and Escalator Safety Issues
      • 133. Unsafe Acts and Unsafe Conditions
      • 134. Fifty Things You Should Know: A Checklist
    • Part 5. Emerging Trends
      • 135. Social Media: Transforming Our Culture
      • 136. Encryption
      • 137. Cyber Threats
      • 138. Cyber Threat Actors
      • 139. Cyber Crime: What Security Directors Need to Know About Cyber Security
      • 140. Body Cameras for Law Enforcement and the Private Sector
      • 141. Marijuana: The Pros and the Cons
      • 142. Should Marijuana Be Legal for Medicinal and/or Recreation Purposes?
      • 143. Security for Marijuana Farms and Dispensaries
      • 144. The Internet of Things
      • 145. Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
      • 146. Crime Prevention Through Integrated Problem Solving: Broken Windows
      • 147. Montreaux Document
      • 148. Emerging Trends in Physical Security
      • 149. Target Hardening
      • 150. Proactivity
      • Conclusion
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
  • Published: October 27, 2016
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128095102
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128094877

About the Authors

Lawrence Fennelly

Lawrence J. Fennelly is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis, and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures, and guard management contribute to criminal victimization.

Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department’s training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts). Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities. He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention."

Affiliations and Expertise

Expert witness and consultant in security, Litigation Consultants Inc., Massachusetts, USA

Marianna Perry

Marianna A. Perry is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS International and has 35+ years of progressive experience in law enforcement, physical security, safety and loss control. Marianna received her B.A. Degree from Bellarmine University and her Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a safety and security consultant and is a frequent presenter at the annual ASIS International Seminar. She is also adjunct faculty at Sullivan University in the Department of Justice and Public Safety Administration. Marianna is a former trooper and detective with the Kentucky State Police and was previously the Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute (NCPI) at the University of Louisville. She is a member of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council as well as the Women in Security Council.

Affiliations and Expertise

Safety Consultant, AEDs & Safety Services, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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    Nice and useful