Source: NYPD Shield
Protective systems should always be developed for specific assets. The goal of security is to protect facilities and buildings and the assets contained inside. For the purpose of protecting functional areas, assets may include:
The approach to developing protective measures should be based on a systematic process resulting in an integrated system. The protective system focuses on protecting specific assets against well-defined threats. The system is organized in-depth and contains mutually-supporting elements coordinated to prevent gaps or overlaps in responsibilities and performance.
These mutually supporting elements would integrate the following:
When considering security system development procedures, the following determinations should be made:
When vulnerabilities have been identified, protective measures must be identified to mitigate them. Mitigation may include protective barriers, fencing, lighting, closed-circuit television(CCTV), guard force, and other emerging technologies.
The combination of effective access controls, surveillance, physical security measures and visitor identification and protocols will enable organizations to achieve a high level of control throughout the facility.