Archives: 'Perimeter Security'

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2019, 11:42 am

CPTED: An Approach To Security Via Environmental Design

A confessed “childhood vandal” discusses Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in a post on SecurityInfowatch.com. CPTED applications include “commercial office buildings, industrial buildings and facilities, parking facilities, schools, automated teller machines and U.S. federal government buildings — obviously this is not the comprehensive list of all CPTED’s focus. It’s interesting to note that the […]

Doug Bedell — January 11, 2019, 4:27 pm

U.S. Dilemma: Illusions Behind a Border Wall

In Homeland Security resorts to an editorial to express its view that building a wall along the southern U.S. border wouldn’t work. “Here’s the problem: Like all law enforcement, border protection is best done by trained officers. If the president had asked for $5 billion to double or triple our Border Patrol forces and equip […]

Doug Bedell — January 5, 2019, 8:42 am

PASS: A Web Resource on School Security

Barrier Briefs reports on school security issues from time to time. But we haven’t yet referred you to the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools – PASS – which has an aggressive mission:  “To provide school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with information, tools and insight needed to implement a tiered approach […]

Doug Bedell — March 14, 2018, 2:31 pm

For Fencing or Barriers, Security and Quality Go Hand-In-Hand

Here’s a mouthful, but a meaty one: The Advanced Perimeter Systems Security blog notes that effective perimeter security involves “3Qs” – Quality, Quotes and Questions. While theirs focus on fencing, they can also readily apply to PRO Barrier’s vehicle access control barriers at the entrance to securely fenced-in facilities. “When a customer knows that only […]

Doug Bedell — February 26, 2018, 12:07 pm

Barrier Stops an Intruder’s Car at the White House

The utility, indeed, the necessity, of vehicle barriers at key entry points was demonstrated last week when a woman’s car was stopped by a security barrier at an entrance to the White House grounds. It was another of several attempts by the same woman, from Tennessee, to penetrate perimeter security at the White House. An […]

Doug Bedell — January 21, 2018, 10:55 am

Security ‘Rings’ Enable Internal Protection

To be sure you’re as protected as you need to be, think of site security in phases, working inward. There’s the perimeter (fencing), access spaces (vehicle barriers and personnel checks), door locks and, inside, computer and other electronic protections. SecurityInfoWatch lays all this out nicely, noting that “The concept that is commonly referred to as […]

Doug Bedell — January 5, 2018, 11:32 am

A Primer on Designing Vehicle Security Barriers

On its website, PRO Barrier Engineering offers a primer on the different types of anti-terrorism vehicle barriers. At the start of a new year, it’s appropriate to refresh one’s understanding of barriers and what they offer in terms of protection for given circumstances. PRO Barrier thereby explains the differences between wedge, beam and mobile barriers, […]

Doug Bedell — December 8, 2017, 1:40 pm

Perimeter Security Involves Length, Sizes and Values

You may think that securing a perimeter is simply a matter of putting up a fence and letting it be. Not so, notes the Advanced Perimeter Systems blog. It depends on the perimeter in question and what’s inside it. Here, for example, are three perimeter settings – an international airport, the Great Pyramids of Giza […]

Doug Bedell — November 10, 2017, 2:23 pm

‘Contactless Access Control’ Becoming an Industry Priority

At whatever level, from doorways to lengthy perimeters, access control is becoming an ever-more pressing security need for enterprises. That was clear from a recent discussion at a Security Industry Association conference in New York reported on by SecurityInfoWatch. “I don’t think we are just five years away from total contactless entry. I think it […]

Doug Bedell — October 23, 2017, 7:14 am

Here Are the ABCs of Security Risks

The website of the Threat Analysis Group in Houston, Texas, excels in clear security thinking. There are, TAG advises, assets, threats, vulnerability, and risk – risk being the intersection of assets, threats and vulnerabilities. The problem is, though, that threats can’t be assessed with much in the way of certainty. They arise, are assessed and […]