Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems

Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, Second Edition, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level.

Book contents:

  1. Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems

  2. Facility Characterization

  3. Threat Definition

  4. Target Identification

  5. Physical Protection System Design

  6. Exterior Intrusion Sensors

  7. Interior Intrusion Sensors

  8. Alarm Assessment

  9. Alarm Communication and Display

  10. Entry Control

  11. Access Delay

  12. Response

  13. Analysis and Evaluation

  14. EASI Computer Model for Analysis

  15. Risk Assessment

  16. Process Applications