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Physical Security. John Schwertfeger Security Manager Duane Arnold Energy Center. Create a Plan. Ask two simple questions first: What needs to be protected? From what does it need protection?. Question 1 . What needs to be protected? Property People. Question 2 .
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Physical Security John Schwertfeger Security Manager Duane Arnold Energy Center Create a Plan
  • Ask two simple questions first:
  • What needs to be protected?
  • From what does it need protection?
  • Question 1
  • What needs to be protected?
  • Property
  • People
  • Question 2
  • From what does it need protection?
  • Property protection is the easier item to determine.
  • Is theft a concern?
  • Is damage and/or vandalism a concern?
  • Is the use of your property against others a concern?
  • Question 2
  • From what does it need protection?
  • Personnel protection requires a basic threat analysis:
  • Is there a danger to personnel due to work place violence (worker on worker)?
  • Is there a danger to personnel due to external violence (armed robbery in a bank scenario)?
  • Is there a danger to personnel due to terrorist attack (specific sites and industries)?
  • Next Steps
  • Once you have asked and answered the previous questions you can begin to formalize you Security Strategy.
  • Security Strategy
  • When developing a strategy you need to consider the four D’s of security (In this order):
  • Deterrence
  • Detection
  • Delay
  • Defeat
  • Deterrence
  • Deterrence is a combination of numerous things including physical features and environmental:
  • Lighting during hours of darkness
  • Is all areas and approaches well lit?
  • Is the location secured
  • Are materials of value in secured fenced areas when stored outdoors?
  • Are parking lots secured?
  • Are exterior doors locked from the outside?
  • Detection
  • Detection is the ability to identify a threat against your personnel or property.
  • Detection can be accomplished through several means:
  • On site monitored alarms and cameras
  • Off site monitored alarms and cameras
  • Mobile and foot patrols
  • Combination of the above
  • Delay
  • Delay is designed as a means to slow the progress aggressor after detection.
  • Delay before detection is of little value unless used for deterrence (creating a hardened facility appearance)
  • Delay should slow aggressors to allow response by Local Law Enforcement and/ allow personnel to take protective actions
  • Defeat
  • Defeat of an adversary is the apprehension by Law Enforcement or preventing them from accomplishing what they set out to do.
  • Examples of this could be:
  • vehicle barrier system preventing someone from completing a smash and grab with a car.
  • Tiger teeth vehicle immobilizers at the exit points of a car rental facility.
  • Bullet resistant teller booths in a gas station.
  • Closing
  • In closing each facility has different protection objectives, there are a number of different ways to provide solutions once the threats are understood.
  • Questions?
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