The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems

The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems

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"The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems" guides the reader through the entire process of security system design and integration, illustrating how the various physical and electronic elements work together to form a comprehensive system. A great resource for both the security professional and student alike, the book is arranged in three major parts: determining the objectives; designing the system; and, evaluating the system.The book emphasizes the use of component performance measures to establish the effectiveness of physical protection systems, applying scientific and engineering principles to meet goals. The author takes a problem-solving approach to security and risk assessment, explaining the use of electronic protection elements and demonstrating how these elements are integrated into an effective system."The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems" contains numerous illustrations of concepts throughout and includes chapter summaries reviewing the salient topics covered. Each chapter includes appropriate references to additional information as well as review questions to test the reader's grasp of key chapter concepts.
The appendices include sample models for system performance analysis. This book describes the process for estimating system performance against threats. It approaches security in a practical, systematic manner based on proven and tested measures. It offers process-oriented security that is "user friendly" to both the novice and the seasoned professional.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 176 x 246 x 16mm | 598.74g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Approx. 100 illustrations
  • 0750673672
  • 9780750673679

Table of contents

Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems; Facility Characterization; Threat Definition; Target Identification; Physical Protection System Design; Exterior Intrusion Sensors; Interior Intrusion Sensors; Alarm Assessment; Alarm Communication and Display; Entry Control; Access Delay; Response; Analysis and Evaluation; EASI Computer Model for Analysis; Risk Assessment; Appendix A: Threat Tables; Appendix B: EASI model, Glossary
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Mary Lynn Garcia is to be congratulated on producing a book on physical protection systems that is design-based and is driven by principle rather application. As a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Mary Lynn Garcia is well placed to have knowledge of best practice in design of systems, and the development of principles of asset protection. - Dr Clifton Smith, Associate Professor, Security Science, Edith Cowan University This book will prove to be most valuable for a range of academic, managerial, and practitioner personnel who have responsibility for asset protection, and should be in all major libraries and acquired by everyone with an interest in physical security. - Dr Clifton Smith, Associate Professor, Security Science, Edith Cowan University Every Sentence is direct, informative, and laced with the author's obviously strong technical background. Garcia's model is well thought out; the approach is the same whatever the asset may be. - Security Management Garcia does a good job of explaining traditional elements of physical protection systems such as barriers, sensors, and layered defenses. More important, she provides badly needed insights into issues such as law and liability and how emerging technologies can be integrated into physical protection systems. Illustrations are used wisely, especially the diagrams, which help the reader along with difficult concepts. - Security Management Overall, the book is factual, concise, and up to date - Security Management
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About Mary Lynn Garcia

Ms. Garcia is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs. She has over 20 years experience in Science and Engineering research, development, application, teaching, and project management experience of security systems and technology. She has been a certified Protection Professional since 1997.
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