Facility Security Design

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03 - 05 June 2013
Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
Indianapolis, IN, UNITED STATES

Use your security dollars wisely!

A cost-effective, fully functional facility security system design is the foundation of your organization’s protection and loss control program.

Integrating multiple security systems in a layered effect—including CPTED and environmental security, critical infrastructure protection, building designs, interior/exterior layout, detection systems, structural barriers, access controls, communications, and CCTV assessment—contributes to the protection of assets as well as the control and reduction of losses.

This intensive, three-day program offers a detailed, systematic, professional approach to the design of a fully integrated physical security program. It provides solid recommendations for improving protection against terrorism, workplace violence, street crime, and other threats. Participate in a 3-day case study to immediately apply new information and understanding. Conduct a security site visit of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway R and learn about event and venue security.

Learn from leading security design architects, engineers, and operations experts as they share proven methods for completing cost-effective facility designs and ideas about how to present a sound business case for these solutions to senior management.

Sponsored by the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Council

Facility Security Design (PDF)
Program Brochure (PDF)

Registration Fees

 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

  • ​​Transition from theory to practice to determine your security needs.
  • Analyze methods to reduce and control security project costs.
  • Examine multiple approaches to assess risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the structured approach used by engineers and architects to design fully integrated security systems.
  • Master your ability to define security design requirements and select appropriate countermeasures and security technologies that reduce or mitigate risks and protect client assets.
  • Learn how to prepare and defend a security business case before management—one that outlines the security design, shows the advantages, and addresses key financial analyses.
  • Identify effective project management techniques used to bid, construction management, and implementation of security systems.

 Who Should Attend

  • Architects, designers, integrators
  • Security directors
  • Practitioners responsible for their organization’s physical security controls
  • Personnel directly involved in the design, specification, implementation, operation, or maintenance of security systems

 Program Overview

Facility Tour and Breakout Sessions
Exclusive to our class attendees, tour the Indianapolis Motor Speedway R. Assess and analyze state-of the-art security systems and operations using knowledge gained in the classroom.
Practical Exercise
Learn how to integrate design and security systems. Create your own architectural and engineering design solutions based on a multi-story facility design practicum.
LEED and GREEN: Sustainability's Impact on Security
Learn how LEED 2009 and Green Globes strategies will impact your existing or proposed building.
Designing to Resist Terrorist Attacks
Develop a basic understanding of how to cost-effectively approach the protection of your people and critical infrastructure. Learn how to evaluate the level of risk from terrorist attacks and the consequences.
Overview of Security Countermeasures and Their Selection
Examine how security countermeasures are derived from functional security design requirements. Learn how to build a layered security solution. Better understand security technology systems and their role in facility design and operation.
The Security Design Process
Learn to interface successfully with the design process by applying sound engineering analysis, project management skills, CPTED, and proven architectural security techniques. Develop a responsive design project on time and within budget.
Design Team Interfaces
Explore the roles and responsibilities of key members. Discuss techniques that ensure effective communication and coordination between team members and the various design disciplines and how to introduce requirements at the appropriate times.
Functional Requirements and Conceptual Design
Learn how the designer establishes requirements. Discover how these evolve into a complete functional security design and are traced through the life of the project.
Security Program Integration
Gain exposure to the approach and techniques of systems integration that are applied during the design stage, and that culminate in a complete security program and master plan.
Security System Documentation
Review the major aspects of design documentation and learn how to manage the preparation of design deliverables.
Estimating the Cost of the Project
Learn to produce an estimate based on information gained from various sources that are in line with the functional design requirements and the basis of design.
Engineering Design Considerations
Understand how a security system design is developed and converted into a facility design solution.
Value Engineering
Explore how to control costs, thereby avoiding rework and achieving optimum equipment utilization, manpower reduction, and proper use of consultants.
Preparing and Presenting a Security Business Case
Discuss security’s contribution to a company's bottom line and examine how to successfully present and defend your security business case to management. Learn how to get approval and how to get a sufficient capital budget for implementation.
Managing Project Changes
Learn how to deal with the impact of the inevitable changes in requirements, scope, budgets, and/or changes in direction.
Completing the Process
Address procurement—the bid and selection process, evaluation criteria, successful bid negotiation, and project award techniques—before moving on to construction administration.
Event and Venue Security
Explore how leading experts in crowd control and event security prepare for the Indianapolis 500—the world’s largest single-day sporting event. Participants will get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the racetrack and briefing by event police and officials.

It is assumed that participants have a basic familiarity with CPTED, security equipment, and physical security.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours


5:00–6:00 pm

7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Registration Fees

Fee includes a networking reception and refreshment breaks. Hotel costs are not included.
Early Bird
$   895

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown
110 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $159 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until May 10 or until the room block is full.



Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email asis@asisonline.org for details.

Certification Discount:
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.

Rental Car Discount:

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