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Video Surveillance, Access Control, Detection & Control Rooms

Ensuring the effectiveness and proportionality of physical security technologies assists in the risk mitigation of securing a site

Last Updated 30 March 2021

Physical security technologies can:

  • offer area surveillance (via Video Surveillance Systems),
  • detect intruders and / or high threat scenarios
  • control access to secure areas, when used in conjunction with physical barriers

Physical security technologies often converge into a security control room and, while individual technologies may be working, the control room may not be effectively using this information

This section gives information on these technologies along with guidance on the effective running of a Security Control Room.

Pin pad entry to a building
Guidance Automatic Access Control Systems (AACS) provide detection and audit to limit who can go where.
Mechanical lock
Information Locks and locking hardware need to provide security against forcible and/or surreptitious attack
Two CCTV cameras
Guidance Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is a system in which images are monitored and recorded for surveillance and security purposes. CPNI have updated...
Fence guarding the perimeter
Guidance Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS) act as a technology force multiplier, they keep a constant watch on a site’s perimeter and offer...
Guidance Updated guidance on Intrusion Detections Systems (IDS) is now available. IDS are sited within a building and offer out of hours protection when...
Street lamp at night
Guidance Security lighting plays an important part of any site’s security regime. Good quality and well planned lighting will assist your guard force
Tracking systems technology
Guidance A tracking system can assist and aid the response force following initial detection of intrusion.
Access delay system in action
Guidance Advice on the use of active access delay systems which can disorient and delay attackers from entering the site(s)
Two guns placed on the floor
Guidance A gunshot detection system is typically comprised of one or more sensors (optical and/or acoustic) that accurately and reliably detects live...
Control room with computer screens
Guidance A well-run control room can provide the fundamental principles of Deter, Detect and Delay
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