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NCJ Number: 69700 Find in a Library
Title: Computerized Site Security Monitor and Response System
Journal: Journal of Security Administration  Volume:3  Issue:1  Dated:(June 1980)  Pages:29-41
Author(s): R T Moore
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The design concept of a computerized site security monitor and response system intended for the special requirements of nuclear weapons storage sites is described.
Abstract: Under the Computerized Site Security Monitor and Response System (CSSMRS) concept, all of the intrusion alarms and deterrent systems in each weapons storage magazine are monitored and controlled by a microprocessor located within the magazine. In a similar fashion, the intrusion alarms and deterrents that are associated with two adjacent perimeter segments are also monitored and controlled by a microprocessor that is physically located in a small protected housing well inside the inner perimeter fence. These remote microprocessors are in continuous communication with a highly reliable central computer complex using dual fiber optic data links. Site security status information is disseminated from the central computer complex to two independent guard control stations associated with the site security control center, and also to higher command headquarters. Strategically located closed circuit television cameras provide a capability for immediate alarm assessment, and the use of pyroelectric vidicons operating in the 8 to 12 micrometer infrared wave length region eliminates the need for special camera lighting facilities. The CSSMRS concept provides increased security through the use of an electronic lock as a replacement for one of the two key-operated mechanical locks that are currently used in many situations. In addition, a mechanical, manually operated override device guarantees the reproduction of a high intensity audible alarm followed by a several minute waiting period before the deterrents a rendered safe and the door to the magazine can be opened. It is anticipated that in 1981 a prototype system will be installed at a suitable field site to permit test and evaluation of these design concepts. Two references and a block diagram of the system arrangement are provided.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Nuclear facility security; Security surveillance systems; Visual electronic surveillance
Note: Presented at the 1980 Carnahan Conference on Crime Countermeasures, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
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