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Physical Security: Introductory Applications & Technology

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25 - 28 February 2013
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Jacksonville, FL, UNITED STATES

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Meet Challenges with Solutions

Understand the building blocks of successful security programs
This comprehensive program—the first in a four-part series—provides an essential and broad foundation relevant to all security practitioners and management professionals.

Learn how to identify and manage the most cost-effective products and services that positively impact security effectiveness and business value. Maximize existing systems with the appropriate improvements. Capitalize on utilizing or integrating with legacy devices while producing improved results. Learn the pitfalls of delivery and scheduling. Gain invaluable insights by networking with peers facing similar challenges.

Sponsored by the ASIS Physical Security Council

Introduction to Physical Security   Physical Security Resources Guide
Program Brochure (PDF)   Resources Guide (PDF)

Registration Fees

 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

  • Understand strategies to communicate realistic expectations and the value of sound security programs and solutions.
  • Learn proven strategies for maximizing the value and protecting your security system investment.
  • Understand the steps necessary for constructing and implementing a comprehensive security plan from concept through delivery.
  • Identify effective approaches to analyze and assess security vulnerabilities, loss, and risk.
  • Understand the basics of networks and infrastructure supporting security technology success.
  • Identify and be able to communicate return on investment

 Who Should Attend

  • ​Site security/facility managers and engineers
  • Individuals tasked with risk management and homeland security
  • Design and security architects/engineers
  • HR professionals
  • Corporate security professionals
  • Government security professionals
  • Purchasing officers
  • University and campus security professionals
  • Security project managers
  • IT professionals

 Program Overview

Strategic Security
Gain insights on planning, achieving management acceptance, structuring and operating a successful security program, and adding corporate value. Discuss examples of setting expectations, adapting to budget realities, and measuring success.
Security Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
Review techniques for conducting a security risk and vulnerability assessment, critical issues to address, and the process for constructing a comprehensive security plan.
Conducting a Site Survey
Discover the technical skills required to effectively evaluate a facility and then review approaches that are essential for success.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Discover how landscaping, facility layout, lighting, and other environmental elements are being used to create an atmosphere that is esthetically pleasing as well as conducive to safety and security.
Security Personnel
Discuss training methods, regulations that govern guard and response operations, and other issues that must be addressed when managing an effective security program.
Security Engineering Procurement and Delivery
Learn techniques for system design, specification, and procurement, so you can protect your investment and obtain the products and services you need.
Access Control
Examine the components of an access control system and the software that drives a comprehensive system—including a focus on enterprise-wide applications.
Intrusion Alarms
Learn the essentials: sensors, controls, and communications techniques. Gain the knowledge necessary to apply the right device for the detection job.
Physical Barriers and Perimeter Protection
Alarms and sensors detect, barriers inhibit. Review security application tools and technologies that are being deployed to meet these challenges.
Video Surveillance
Evaluate the capabilities of video surveillance systems and the technical issues and advances that impact product selection, placement, and application.


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Mr Howard J Belfor, CPP
  • Mr Howard J Belfor, CPP
  • President
  • Belfor & Associates, LLC
  • Black Mountain NC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Electronic Access Control
Session: Intrusion Detection

Bio: Howard is President of Belfor & Associates, LLC a consultancy specializing in serving the security industry. Providing services to commercial, industrial and governmental clients and security product and service companies. An ASIS Council Vice President, former Chair of the Physical Security Council. A frequent speaker at seminars and educations sessions on topics associated with security controls and their application. He is also an ASIS faculty member and a subject matter expert in the areas of access controls, intrusion detection, surveillance, security management systems and auditing. Howard has been an ASIS Member since May 1981.
Mr Mark J Berger
  • Mr Mark J Berger
  • President
  • Securitech Group
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Mechanical Locking Devices

Bio: Mark J. Berger is the President and Founder, Securitech Group, Inc., an American manufacturer of electric locking and other high-security locking products. An industry veteran of over twenty years, he has served as a lecturer for the NYPD, FDNY, US Postal Service, and ASIS among others. He is the volunteer Chair of the Codes & Government Affairs Committee of the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Assoc. and a founder of the Door Safety Council ( Mark is the administrator and membership chair of the ASIS Physical Security Council. He is also a frequent contributor to industry publications on matters of life-safety and physical security and has written custom specifications and created products specifically to address security, code and life-safety issues for various agencies, including New York City Transit Authority, World Trade Center, US Postal Service, New York City Housing Authority and many nationwide retailers. In his spare time he sleeps.
Mr Benjamin M Butchko, CPP
  • Mr Benjamin M Butchko, CPP
  • President & CEO
  • Butchko, Inc.
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Developing a Specification
Session: Conducting a Site Survey
Session: Physical Security and Networks

Bio: Benjamin M. Butchko, CPP, is President and CEO of Butchko Security Solutions, a leading provider of comprehensive security engineering consulting services. He brings his experience as a senior security engineer to the petrochemical, industrial, medical, corporate, and science research industries. He provides national and international clients security risk analyses, CPTED, threat assessments, project master planning, system design, commissioning and operations integration, and building project support. He is a regular presenter on security assessment, strategic planning, design, and deployment and served as President of the ASIS International Physical Security Council and is active in the Energy Security Council.
Mr W Douglas Fitzgerald, CPP
  • Mr W Douglas Fitzgerald, CPP
  • President / CEO
  • Fitzgerald Technology Group
  • Washington DC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Intercoms and Communications

Bio: As a nationally recognized leader in the design and integration of security, life safety, data network and communications systems, Mr. Fitzgerald’s innovative approach and solutions have earned him accolades as a security and countermeasures planner. Mr. Fitzgerald’s extensive background of securing American Embassies around the world and implementing anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism protection in government facilities nationally and internationally provides him an understanding of security issues on a global level. Mr. Fitzgerald is unrivaled in his ability to match the appropriate available technology with the degree of sophistication needed by the client. During planning and design his is constantly aware of Initial capital costs, life cycle costs and operational impacts. He is involved in all aspects of the planning and designing of security and communications systems that include fully integrated secure teleconferencing systems, touchscreen graphic control systems, graphic human/machine interfaces, automated process controls, evidence presentation equipment and networks, intrusion detection and biometric access control, and access denial systems. Mr. Fitzgerald shares his expertise with others in a wide range of venues. He is currently Vice Chairman of the American Society for Industrial Security’s Security Architecture and Engineering Council, and a member of the Professional Certification Board and the Member of the Threat Advisory System Guideline Committee. He has produced and presented a number of continuing education courses for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Louisville. Mr. Fitzgerald is a sought after lecturer, presenting topics concerning security, counter terrorism and vulnerability assessments, electronic security design, countermeasures planning, and communications planning to professional groups nationwide.
Mr Joseph R Granger
  • Mr Joseph R Granger
  • Consultant
  • Merritt Island FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Bio: Current President/CE of Granger Consulting Group, LLC (GCG), based in Merritt Island, FL. GCG LLC was formed to provide consulting and training for integrated security solutions. Former President and Chairman of the Board (2010-2011) of ASIS International which is the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide. Former Director of Security for the United Space Alliance (USA), which is NASA's Space Shuttle contractor with primary locations at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center. He has over 40 years in the Security or Law Enforcement field to include; serving in the US Army Security Agency during Vietnam, several years as a municipal Police Officer, and over 30 years working in various security disciplines at the Kennedy Space Center.
Mr Robert A Hile
  • Mr Robert A Hile
  • Director
  • SureView Systems
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: PSIM

Bio: Rob Hile: Chief Executive Officer: Integrated Fire and Security Solutions, Inc. Rob Hile contributes more than 20 years of security industry experience and his executive career has involved working for both private and public entities, including several Fortune 500 Global companies. Prior to joining IFSSI as Chief Executive Officer, Hile served as Senior Director, Enterprise Fire and Security Solutions at Siemens Industry Inc., where he led the security division within the Building Technologies group, providing customized solutions for intelligent response and business continuity for global and national accounts. Previously, Hile was Director, Integrated Security Solutions at Siemens, where he spearheaded the delivery of complex integrated solutions for cities and critical infrastructure organizations. Over the course of his career, he has held senior-level positions with G4S, Convergint Technologies, GVI Security Solutions and TAC. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and currently serves on the Security Industry Association educational advisory board. Hile is also former Chairman and founding member of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance.
Mr Richard A Kibbey, Jr, CPP, PSP
  • Mr Richard A Kibbey, Jr, CPP, PSP
  • Antiterrorism Program Manager
  • USAF
  • Melbourne FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Security Personnel

Bio: Mr. Kibbey serves as the Air Force’s Eastern Launch Range Space Program focal point and technical authority on matters involving anti-terrorism policy, procedures, and program status. He is responsible for facilitating creation and maintaining an information-sharing atmosphere between installation organizations and state and local law enforcement. His responsibilities includes integration of various force protection staff initiatives, policies, and activities for the Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral and down range launch and launch control facilities. His primary duty is to conduct assessments, identify risk factors and oversee the mitigation program to protect the base population, critical infrastructure, and military assets from terrorist attack, hazardous material releases, criminal activity, and other hazards. He interfaces with State and Local government in information-sharing to ensure working relationships are maintained within the military and local/state governments. Mr. Kibbey has run large security, law enforcement and investigative sections both active duty and contract security with responsibility for oversight of all facets of police and security operations. His experience includes site, facility and installation security and law enforcement activities in for 35 years that includes 23 years military and 12 years civilian industry. Since retiring from active duty, Mr. Kibbey has enhanced his experience in the security industry via positions in quality management, security consulting, guard force management, and his current position as the 45 Space Wing Anti-terrorism officer.
Mr Steven  S Oplinger
  • Mr Steven S Oplinger
  • Systems Design Mgr
  • Integrated Fire and Security
  • Palm Coast FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Security Engineering and Design
Session: CPTED

Mr Charlie R Pierce
  • Mr Charlie R Pierce
  • President
  • LeapFrog Training & Consulting
  • Davenport IA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Closed Circuit Television
Session: Security Engineering and Design

Mr Steve Surfaro
  • Mr Steve Surfaro
  • Industry Liaison
  • Axis Communications
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Looking Forward: New Technologies

Bio: Steve Surfaro is Axis Communications's Strategic Manager and Industry Liaison. He works with systems integrators, data transport professionals, consultants and end users to achieve successful IP and SaaS (online portal) video applications. Steve has spoken at numerous industry events, including ISC, ASIS and BICSI. He is a member of the ASIS Physical Security Council and speaks regularly at their workshops. He is the Chairman of that council's education subcommittee and is responsible for consistent workshop content. He is active on many social networking networks, including Twitter. He is regular contributor to BICSI (data transport association), as well as the Security Industry Association's Digital Video Standards Committee. This year he spoke at several International Security Events. He is the author of two chapters in the BICSI ESSDRM manual, 2nd edition.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
7:00 am-8:00 am
Program Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Fees 
Early Bird (On or Before Jan 4)
Member - $995
Nonmember - $1,110
Regular (After Jan 4)
Member - $1,310
Nonmember - $1,410
The Registration Fee includes a daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included.
The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
245 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida
Be sure to mention ASIS International when requesting the special room rate of $139 single/double (plus tax). The price will be honored until January 30, 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 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.

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