Hello, everyone. And welcome back to CyberRays and user Physical Security. Course
I'm your instructor. Corey holds er and this is lesson to dot For open space surveillance
have to learning objectives for this lesson. The first we're going to discuss methods for observing in open spaces.
And then we're gonna discuss means for enhancing surveillance.
Monitoring open spaces
is a critical component of a physical security plan.
No, I mean, if you remember back to our first module when we discussed ancient measures, one of the things that was very important was being able Teoh spy an adversary or see them approaching before they could actually arrive at your city walls or your stronghold walls
so that you could potentially
your forces to be able to properly protect the people within the strong holder in the city.
The same applies today. It hasn't changed. The way we do, it will be different. And we'll get that into that and later in this lesson.
we can do it obviously, as the pictures indicate. Here we can do it through 24 hour video surveillance. Smile. You're on Candid camera.
It's an interesting thing what the psychology is to tell someone they're being recorded to see how it changes, what they will do,
even if those cameras do not work. And I am not suggesting that you put up fake cameras without a ability, record or your company do this, I should say.
But the fact that person knows there
the person knows he's being recorded will make a world of difference in how he acts and how he comports himself
now. I talked a lot about this in the last lesson, but it bears a little bit of repeating here. Physical presence is a key to surveillance
one. The person knows that their security out there that will affect how they how they
conduct themselves and may actually deter a lot of
a lot less malicious people from doing something wrong. Patrolling security allows also for quick response. If I'm surveilling and I can and I have someone who's actively out there, they can turn around quickly and go from surveilling to providing assistance or stopping someone malicious.
I also recommend, or you will probably see that they don't follow. A regular pattern in the way they patrol this again is to make them less predictable.
Uh, one of the things we've seen it in movies all the time. I know the guard's gonna pass at 4 a.m. So if I've got to get through this space between 3 30 and 4 a.m. and they won't see me well,
with technology, they may well see you, even if someone's not physically there.
But if they don't know how frequently you're going to, your security guard is going to pass through the area. They have to think twice about how they might do something, and it may in many cases deter someone from trying to do something malicious. Let's say spray paint a wall
tag up a wall is if you if you're from New York, you know what I
I mean. But just doing graffiti on a wall.
If they don't know when this security guards gonna come around again, they may not. They may just decide to go go spray paint somewhere else.
Video is everywhere, and this is a great thing we showed in the first light. You know, smile. You're on your own camera. We're watching you
Well, that's an advantage of what
video brings us because one video is and get tired the cameras. Cameras are always on now. They may not be ideal for low light situations, but that's where you have things like infrared or light enhancing cameras. Or you just have very good lighting through around your building
to actually make sure that
someone who's watching those cameras can see what those cameras were seeing. 24 7
And it is also the one advantage of camera. Another advantage of cameras at one
is that they can record what they see, and that's great if you have. If there's criminal action activity or you need to press charges against someone, you've got something on film that can show what they did. What's that
They can't argue. They could argue against an eyewitness thinking about what they actually saw Its hard toe argue against the videotape that shows them doing the bad thing that they did.
Now, one of the things for surveilling two. Don't just put your people out there on foot. Give them cars. Give them
golf carts is a common thing that some companies will do. If you've been to the mall recently, you'll probably also notice that
security guards will drive around in their vehicles. They'll go through the different parking lots again. Still following that, a regular pattern and no predictability. They can cover large distances much quicker in a vehicle than they can on foot, which means they can respond to a threat much more quickly.
And then we have law enforcement. Now, Um,
law enforcement is a whole different animal here, but it they have an inherent interest in keeping the area safe, and the people in it safe
their job. Serve and protect.
Now, in a big city, they can work very well with your personal security
guards or your company's security systems to make sure everything stays safe. They're not just focused on your company, but they're focused on the whole area if they know there are. It's good to have a good relationship with with your local law enforcement, because if there people out there who might be
breaking and entering at night and stealing
computers from cos it's good to work with them to know that so that both parties know what's going on and and can support one another.
And there are times to when,
and we'll get more into this in the fourth module, but you have something like an active shooter situation. There's only so much your security guards can dio
in an active shooter situation, which is a physical security matter. It's nice to know the law enforcement is nearby because they're designed to handle these situations, much more so than your company's own security measures.
So let's do a quick check on learning.
I'll read the question and the answers. I'll give you about 20 seconds, and then we'll talk about why the right answer is right and the wrong answers are wrong.
The most effective method for exterior security is fixed cameras, security presence,
or rotating cameras.
Okay, time's up. Let's look and see what the right answer is.
Well, why are the right end wise? The Are the wrong answers wrong? Well, fixed cameras were not not your most effective method because they only look one direction and they don't move,
so they only have a certain field division
How were they really stopping Anybody? They might dissuade. You're less ambitious thieves or narrow do well individuals, but they're not actually do anything to stop
a person from doing something.
Rotating cameras better than you fixed cameras because they don't have just a limited field division.
But the camera is not getting down off the pole to stop somebody who might be trying to spray paint a wall or break in through a window to steal something.
Ultimately, the security presence out there patrolling the space, walking around that open space and surveilling what's going on in that open space are going to be your most effective measure for deterring people who are up to no good.
So in summary in this lesson, we discussed two things. Methods of observing in open space and then looking at meanings of ways to enhance surveillance.
I thank you for taking the time for this lesson. I look forward to seeing you in the next one.