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NCJ Number: 97642 Find in a Library
Title: Refining Retrofits - Make Use of Specialists and Security Surveys to Get the Job Done
Journal: Security World  Volume:29  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1985)  Pages:60-66
Author(s): R V Ward
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 7
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines explain the components of a plan for renovating the security systems in an older facility and the sequence of tasks involved in developing and carrying out the plan.
Abstract: In developing the plan, the organization will find out both how the job of updating the system can be accomplished and what funds are needed for the project. Updating the system should begin with a checklist showing the 15 aspects of the project that must be addressed. Retrofit projects usually involve four principals: the facility owner, the architect/designer, consultants, and the contractors. The teams these individuals lead often include other individuals. In addition, a security team should be formed, consisting of one or more of the following: a security coordinating officer, risk analyst, administrator, safety engineer, fire protection engineer, firefighting chief, communications engineer, television engineer, sensor engineer, physical construction specialist, and a locksmith. Every project should begin with a survey to define the problem and identify the parameters of the project. Security needs should be defined along with the overall renovation design. When the survey is finished, the security team will develop a concept for the renovated facility. A preliminary design is developed and circulated through company management. A final design is then completed. Bids are compared and an award is made. Careful supervision of the work continues until the completion of the acceptance tests. The security team performs acceptance tests on each piece of equipment. Finally, feedback is solicited from all those involved. It is crucial to be constantly aware of the cost-effectiveness of the job to make it acceptable to top management. Seven exhibits list aspects of a security renovation plan and show tools for use in a security survey; photographs illustrate security features and their modifications.
Index Term(s): Facility security; Security management; Security surveys; Security systems
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