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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.