Guard Operations Planning—Organization Planning
Contract versus proprietary, armed versus unarmed; what are the options, benefits, and tradeoffs of each? Discuss reporting and contracting concepts as well as staffing qualifications. Hear about “gotcha-s” to avoid and tips on how to do so.
Learn what constitutes a crisis. Do you know when to prepare and how much to prepare? Learn when a crisis starts and ends and who needs to be involved in planning and managing it. Determine what a crisis management plan is as well as when and how it is applicable.
Basic System Design and Layout
Learn about system layout strategies. Discuss when to design and who should design systems, expectations, infrastructure, and more. Find out how the design and layout relates to system specification and procurement.
Litigation Issues and Mitigation
We already have a legal department, so why should I care? Discuss what the security professional’s legal role is. What are the issues to consider on such issues as information theft, property theft, armed intruder, contracts, HR, procurement? Learn who you should go to for advice and how it impacts investigations.
Learn the basics of electronic access control systems, strategies, and coordination. Discuss integration concepts with other systems.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
What is CPTED? Learn how and why it applies. Focus on how to implement CPTED and how lighting is involved. Examine good and bad examples and guidelines.
Building and Life Safety Codes
Find out why it’s important to follow building and life safety codes when building a security plan.
Focus on network physical and logical infrastructure as well as aspects of network security. Leave with a comprehensive plan to develop the core of a network infrastructure—the wiring plant. Layers of network devices and infrastructure discussions are added and provide the user a strong overview of the network they are using to transmit information or to monitor.
Locks and Life Safety
What are physical security considerations at door openings? Learn the importance of a holistic approach to physical security and video surveillance.
Intrusion Sensors and Detection Systems
Receive an overview of sensor technology as well as its tradeoffs, limitations, and benefits. Discuss how an alarm system is part of access control versus part of a burglar alarm system.
Learn about video architecture and achievable results. Find out where video surveillance is oversold and identify common "gotcha-s."
Learn what technologies have the potential to significantly impact the industry. Hear about current trends and how new technologies may impact staffing and operations.
What is big data, visualization, and metrics? This case study focuses on operations strategies, value derived, strategies, and opportunities to improve operations and pitfalls to avoid.
Class Group Exercise
The class divides into two teams to develop (with assistance from instructors) security policies and solutions and deliver their results to the class. Applications: Review site drawing and determine proper use of CPTED and guard services. Technology: Review a floor plan and determine proper places to install card readers and cameras.