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Physical Security: Introductory Applications and Technology Workshop

10 - 12 May 2017
Las Vegas, NV



The course instructors were GREAT. Their knowledge base was invaluable to the course and had keen ability to keep the class engaged even throughout the less intriguing topics.
Rodney L Winch
Personnel Security Analyst
GM Financial

​This revised, comprehensive program provides an essential and broad foundation relevant to all security practitioners and security management professionals. Build fundamental knowledge on strategic security programs and maximize existing programs and systems with appropriate improvements.

Immediate Benefits

  • Understand strategies to communicate realistic expectations and the value of sound security programs and solutions.
  • Identify, analyze and assess security programs.
  • Learn proven strategies for maximizing the value and protecting your security system investment.
  • Understand the basics of networks and infrastructure supporting security technology success.
  • Identify and be able to communicate return on investment.

Who Should Attend

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

Program Overview

Risk Management & Planning
Learn what constitutes a risk, how to prepare a risk management plan, and how to identify the key management stakeholders.

Basic System Design and Layout
Learn about system layout strategies. Discussions will include stakeholders, when to design and who should design systems, expectations, infrastructure, and more. Find out how the design and layout relates to system specification, procurement, and deployment.

Litigation Issues and Mitigation
Discuss the security professional's role in legal issues such as information and property theft, armed intruders, contracts, HR and procurement.  Learn who you should go to for advice and how it impacts investigations.

Access Control
Learn the basics of electronic access control systems, strategies, and coordination.

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
What is CPTED? Learn how to implement CPTED, applications, best practices and guidelines, as well as the environmental strategies involved.

Networking Basics
Focus on network physical and logical infrastructure as well as aspects of network security. Attendees will learn to develop a comprehensive plan of 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
Learn the importance of a holistic approach to physical security and access control and the building and life safety codes considered.

Intrusion Sensors and Detection Systems
Receive an overview of sensor technology as well as its tradeoffs, limitations, and benefits. Discussions will include how an alarm system can be part of an access control system versus part of a burglar alarm system.

Video Basics
Learn about video architecture and determine what is "right" for a particular video application in order to achieve successful results.

Emerging Technologies
Learn what technologies have the potential to significantly impact the industry. Hear about current trends and how new technologies may impact staffing and operations.

Information Management
What are big data, visualization, and metrics? This workshop module focuses on operations strategies, value derived strategies, and opportunities to improve operations and pitfalls to avoid.

Class Exercises
Attendees will be encouraged to actively participate in discussions throughout the workshop. Individual and group exercises have been incorporated into this program to engage attendees and provide open active discussions.​​

 Hotel, Fees and Schedule


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $159 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 21, 2017.

Westin Las Vegas
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Fees include daily continental breakfast, a networking reception, and refreshment breaks. Hotel costs are not included.

Early bird
(before April 1)
​After April 1
Member​ ​$995 ​$1095
​Nonmember ​$1295 ​$1395

Registration Hours

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

Program Hours

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11

Friday, May 12

 Policies and Discounts


If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email

Certificates of Attendance

ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.

Last-Minute Registrations

While we welcome all registrations, including those on-site, the availability of handout materials cannot be guaranteed.


Business casual is recommended.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Each 50-minutes of instruction is worth one CPE.

Alternate Registration Methods

If you prefer, you can register by phone (+1.703.519.6200), fax (+1.703.519.6299), or mail.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least 10 business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than 10 days prior will be charged a $100 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Tours of Third-Party Sites

When a program includes a visit to or a tour of a third-party site, the host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Subject to the requirements of the host organization, the agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

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.


Ms Inge Sebyan Black, CPP
  • Ms Inge Sebyan Black, CPP
  • President, Principle Consultant
  • Security Risk LLC
  • Richmond VA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Inge Sebyan Black, CPP, CFE, CPOI Regional Security Manager – Corporate Security Services, Capital One Inge Sebyan Black is responsible for security and life safety in the East Coast Region of Capital One. Inge is a published author, a certified emergency manager and private investigator. She has held leadership positions on ASIS International Councils for over 35 years, most recently Chairing the Crime Prevention and Loss Prevention Council along with her role on Women in Security and School Safety and Security Council. She is a frequent speaker at ASIS International Annual Seminars along with other venues. Inge was awarded the 2014 ASIS Women in Security’s Karen Marquez Award. Inge earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.
Mr James M Marcella
  • Mr James M Marcella
  • Director Technical Services
  • Axis Communications
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: James Marcella is the director of technical services for Axis Communications. In this role he oversees technical support, industry associations for North American operations, and is responsible for business development of the K-12 and higher education market segment. Mr. Marcella joined Axis in 1996 as a business development manager for the company’s North American Application Developer Partner program. He was responsible for finding best-of-breed software developers to create applications specifically for Axis’ network video products. He was instrumental in the development of the Axis Academy educational program and managed the educational services department until 2013. Mr. Marcella is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP).
Mr Steven  S Oplinger
  • Mr Steven S Oplinger
  • Systems Design Mgr
  • Integrated Fire and Security
  • Palm Coast FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mr. Oplinger has been active in the security industry for over 25 years. He currently holds the position of Systems Integration Consultant for a midsized integrator in Florida, which he has held for the past 10 years. Mr. Oplinger is a member of both The Security Industry Association (SIA), and ASIS International, and has been a member of the ASIS Physical Security Council for the past 17 years. He currently holds the position of Chairman for the ASIS PSC. He is a nationally known speaker for both ASIS and SIA, delivering programs on both the National and Regional levels. In addition, Mr. Oplinger was instrumental in the writing of the Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) Book of Knowledge and corresponding workshop, which he teaches for SIA. He sits on numerous committees within the security industry concentrating on security standards and methodologies. In his career, Mr. Oplinger has been responsible for the design and deployment of electronic security systems in over 100 detention facilities, 50 Federal Courthouses and numerous other Federal facilities throughout the United States.
Mr Donald R Zoufal, CPP
  • Mr Donald R Zoufal, CPP
  • Safety & Security Executive
  • SDI Presence, LLC
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: DON ZOUFAL is a Safety and Security Industry Executive with Systems Development Integration, LLC (SDI). He is actively involved in the DHS Video Quality in Public Safety initiative and serves on a TSA sponsored committee preparing revisions to the Recommended Security Design Guidelines for Airports. He is the former Director for Safety and Security at the Chicago Department of Aviation. Don holds three degrees from the University of Illinois in law (J.D.), public administration (M.A.P.A.), and history and political science (B.A.). He also recently a completed a DHS sponsored program with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security and was awarded an M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Don is also a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves.