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NCJ Number: 113266 Find in a Library
Title: Design and Security: Making the Marriage Work
Journal: Security Management  Volume:32  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1988)  Pages:81-84
Author(s): D J Wallace; G R Brown
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A team approach to commercial building design, involving an architect, an engineer, a security consultant, and a security director, can provide a comprehensive level of security for tenants, enhance the quality and marketability of the building, and minimize cost and staffing requirements.
Abstract: In defining operational requirements, the team should perform a threat analysis and a risk assessment. A system definition then should be developed that identifies day and night security perimeters, portals, types of security equipment deployed at each portal, zones or layers within the perimeters, and a block diagram of the proposed security system. A procurement documentation package should be developed that includes a request for proposals, functional specifications, a statement of work, quality control standards, and site specifications. Bids can be evaluated in terms of technical compliance, management structure, and prior experience of the vendor. A design review and report should then be developed that covers equipment specifications, installation techniques, equipment rack and console layout, maintenance, equipment needs, training, testing, and a schedule for implementation. During installation, the design team should perform regular site inspections to observe compliance with quality control standards. Prior to final acceptance, a system checkout and formal testing should be conducted. 3 figures.
Main Term(s): Architectural design
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Security systems; Threat assessment
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