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Integrated Security Systems Design by Thomas L. Norman

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5 Electronics Elements (High-Level Discussion)

No matter what, all elements of security can only achieve one or more of the following five basic functions:

• Deterrence
• Detection
• Assessment
• Reaction (delay and response)
• Evidence gathering

Electronic systems can act as a deterrent, perform detection, assist in the assessment of the event with regard to its severity, assist in reaction, and gather evidence. Each element of electronic security systems can perform one or more of these tasks.

ACCESS CONTROL ELEMENTS

One of the basic concepts of security is to limit access only to people who share a common interest with the organization—people who intend to interact with the best interests of the organization in mind. In other words, do not ...

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