monitoring and response to the alarm.
Large jewelry and other commercial
stores use this system.
d. Proprietary Alarm System.
This system is similar to the central
station system except that it is owned by, and located on, the post. The
location allows manning at the MP headquarters.
The guard force operates
and responds to all alarms within the protected area.
All alarms are
transmitted via phone lines leased from the local telephone company.
Advantages include: the system is owned, operated, responded to and
maintained by the owner. The guard force, in most cases, has jurisdiction
over the intruder.
Disadvantages include: expensive initial cost for
installation, and lack of skilled personnel for repair and maintenance.
Determination of the Necessity and Feasibility.
to this point reveals clear advantages and disadvantages of IDS.
physical security officer, it is your responsibility to provide the most
effective physical security measures available. You must do so to provide
the depth of security required. Selection of such measures, however, is not
based just on personal preference, available resources or type of facility.
Consideration must also be given to a number of circumstances.- You must
determine the necessity and feasibility of installing an IDS. To make this
determination, you must consider the following factors:
a. Mission of the post or facility.
b. Criticality of the post or facility.
c. Vulnerability of the post or facility.
d. Accessibility to intruders.
e. Location of the facility and location of areas to be protected
inside the post.
f. Construction of the building.
h. Availability of other forms of protection.
i. Initial and recurring costs of the system. This should be compared
to the cost in money or security or possible loss of materials or
j. Design and salvage value of the system.
k. Response time of the security force.
l. Savings in manpower and money over a period of time.
m. Intruder time requirements.