Controls for Open Spaces Part 1
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Hello, everyone. And welcome back to Sai Berries and user Physical Security. Course I'm your instructor. Corey holds her, and this is lesson to dot to controls for open spaces part one.
I have to learning objectives for this lesson. First, we're gonna discuss why we implement security and open spaces. And then we'll discuss the various tools that are available
with regards to security for open spaces.
So why do we were secure Open spaces? Well,
as we discussed in less lesson, you have your perimeter security, but that's only one layer deep. And if you remember from Module one, we discussed defense in depth
security and open spaces provides those 2nd 3rd and fourth and beyond layers of defense be on what the perimeter will provide.
So how do we do this? Well, in part of the way it's security presence between the perimeter and the building.
We also do things like secure space management,
figuring out where we put things like our parking structures or, um,
pedestrian pathways in the roadways that we use so that as we design that space between the gate and the front door, we have security in place and that even includes things like how we design the environment.
So how do we plan the open space as well? As I said, we designate parking areas. We have them removed from the building so that we have that
If you remember, if you're old enough to remember 1993 when the World Trade Center was the first attack on the World Trade Center,
they tried to place a truck beneath,
uh beneath the towers in one of the parking structures
and then detonated a bomb
the way the building was designed architecturally as well. A structurally it was able to withstand The Blessed indeed functioned as it was supposed to.
Other considerations, like I said, have mentioned in the past pads and roadways, making them curved
so that they do not
directed that no one road or one path can be used as a direct path to build up speed, to to use a vehicle as a weapon or to either hurt pedestrians or to damage the building, use things like uneven terrain in landscaping and architecture, which I'll discuss more later.
It's a parking space is a big part of any, uh, any
campus or any business is complex.
You need to have parking for your individuals. Unless, of course, you live in something like New York City, where mass transit
or many other big cities like New York that marriage trends is available. So your people in a park near they're gonna take their vehicles to work.
Well, how do you deal with the parking situation? While first and foremost, you figure out where you're going to leave that parking to ensure that those
those cars and those vehicles do not present a threat to the building. Next, what you can do is you have a parking policy and that parking policy, like we discuss policies and again in module one
set up the rules where people can park what they need to be able to park in these areas, especially for employees and contractors, things like
clearly displaying a parking permit in your window of your car. This will let Security know as they as they go through the parking structures,
which vehicles belong there in which don't and it also gives them certain permission to secure vehicle, potentially tow it and also to bring in law enforcement if they believe it.
If they believe it
presents a great threat.
You can have all the technology in the world, but let unless there are people there patrolling the spaces,
walking around, making their presence known.
It's not. This technology is only going to do so much.
The people there are there to render assistance. When, when something happens, they're they're they're out and about in the space so that it reduces their response time instead of having to come from within the building or from a pre designated area where there,
to where the actual event happens. And it also gives them the opportunity to challenge on uninvited guests
literally just walking up to someone and saying,
Who are you? Why are you here? You don't belong in this space,
and that is the key now. Another important, in fact, about security presence that I want to touch on is the fact that as a patrol, these areas as they as they are out and about, they don't want to create patterns that can be timed and observed by adversaries. One of the things that
terrorists will do or thieves they'll watch
their target and plan accordingly. If they know that that security guards will always be coming around every 10 minutes. They know that from the from the time that they see the first set of guards, they've got 10 minutes to move across in a space without being detected.
That kind of predictability is bad for security. When when security is not predictable, it creates doubt in the mind of people that would do the business harm and actually, in that way, psychologically improves the security presence.
Now we want to augment security with technology because it does help. It cannot function alone.
But things like low light cameras for for 24 hour security infrared sensors again
for 24 7 protection. Because infrared
has obviously the better ability to see than normal optical cameras at night
motion sensors, you're a great thing as well. Exterior lighting will play a key role. I'll discuss that more in the second part of the of this lesson, actually, the next lesson, in fact.
But exterior lighting also provides not only visibility for people that don't have all the augmentation, like little like cameras and inferred centers. But it also establishes
a sense of security because there are no surprises when there's good lighting
around the building for people to see or possibly observe,
uh, someone who doesn't belong where they are.
So let's do a check on learning.
Sure faults. A security presence in the open areas should follow regular patterns and times in order to maximize security.
I'll give you a few seconds to think about it, and then we'll discuss
Time's up. The answer is
Like I said,
a few slides ago. Regular patterns are dangerous. They're dangerous because then security becomes predictable. Predictable security means that adversaries,
disgruntled employees will be able to plans
based on knowing that
the security will not be there for a certain window of time because there on the set patrols.
So in this video, we discussed
two main points. Why we implement security in the open spaces and the kinds of security tools that we implement in those spaces.
I want to thank you for joining me with for this lesson, and I look forward to seeing you in the next one