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Integrated Security Systems Design by Thomas L. Norman

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15 Delaying Technologies and Response Technologies

REACTIVE AUTOMATED PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Reactive automated protection systems (REAPS) technologies are agile, automated systems that provide the security console officer with the ability to react to security events. REAPS technologies can interfere with the advance of an attacker. They range from the subtle (lights and intercom) to the extreme. REAPS technologies include intercoms, deployable barriers, and takedown technologies. The organization should consult its council before implementing any countermeasure that could cause bodily harm, as some takedown technologies can do. Takedown technologies are normally only appropriate where the risk of injury of the subject is offset by the potential ...

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