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Fundamentals of Perimeter Protection

The "Fundamentals of Physical Security Perimeter Protection" course is a one day class designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the essential principles, strategies, and technologies employed in safeguarding physical assets and critical areas. This course covers a wide range of topics, including security zone and design theory, security fences and gates, exterior lighting systems, surveillance systems, electronic access control, forced entry prevention, waterfront security, and protection of high-risk personnel.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Physical Security Perimeter Protection

  • Understanding the importance of perimeter security in overall security strategy

  • Exploring the concepts of security zones and their role in layered defense

  • Analyzing real-world scenarios highlighting the consequences of inadequate perimeter protection

Security Zone Design Theory

  • Principles of concentric security zones and their purpose

  • Factors influencing security zone design, including risk assessment and threat analysis

  • Case studies demonstrating effective security zone implementation

Security Fences and Gates

  • Types of security fences: wire mesh, chain link, concrete, and more

  • Gate selection and design considerations: vehicular vs. pedestrian access

  • Integration of intrusion detection systems with fences and gates

Exterior Lighting Systems

  • Importance of lighting in deterring intruders and enhancing surveillance

  • Types of exterior lighting: ambient, floodlights, motion-activated, and more

  • Best practices for positioning and maintaining exterior lighting systems

Surveillance Systems

  • Overview of surveillance technologies: CCTV, thermal imaging, drones, etc.

  • Designing an effective surveillance network for comprehensive coverage

  • Integration of analytics and alarms to enhance surveillance capabilities

Electronic Access Control

  • Role of access control in regulating entry and exit points

  • Types of access control systems: card readers, biometrics, keypads, etc.

  • Implementing role-based access control and managing access privileges

Protecting High-Risk Personnel

  • Identifying individuals requiring enhanced security measures

  • Personal security details, safe rooms, and secure transportation options

  • Balancing security measures with individual privacy and comfort

Forced Entry Prevention

  • Understanding common forced entry methods and vulnerabilities

  • Reinforcement techniques for doors, windows, and other access points

  • Case studies illustrating successful forced entry prevention strategies

This course is ideal for security professionals, facility managers, law enforcement personnel, and individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of physical security perimeter protection. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, participants will be well-equipped to contribute to the security and safety of their organizations and communities.

$350 per student - group and corporate discounts are available.

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