Physical Security Systems

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08 - 10 June 2015
Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

Delivering Organizational Value through Security

Understand the fundamentals of successful security programs in an interactive workshop format

This revised, comprehensive program provides an essential and broad foundation relevant to all security practitioners and management professionals. 

Build fundamental knowledge on strategic security program leadership through cost-effective products and services that positively impact security effectiveness and business value. Maximize existing programs and systems with appropriate improvements. Manage the technology and security tools instead of letting them manage you. Learn the pitfalls to avoid from program inception though systems deployment and operation. Gain invaluable insights by networking with peers facing similar challenges.

Registration Fees

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 Who Should Attend

​• Security managers
• 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

 Immediate Benefits

​• Understand strategies to communicate realistic expectations and the value of sound security programs and solutions.

• Identify effective approaches to analyze and assess security vulnerabilities, loss, and risk.

• 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.

 Program Overview

Operations Planning and Organization Planning
Start at the beginning by defining the needs and goals of the various components of a security system. As a group, you will identify these needs and create a “plan.”

Scope Management
Do you know how to prepare and monitor your scope? Learn when a critical milestone starts and ends and who needs to be involved in planning and managing it. Determine what a 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. Learn how to convert your plan into a design.

Access Control
Learn to use electronic access control systems, strategies, and coordination. Implement 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
Why is it important to follow building and life safety codes when building a security plan? Examine some key points to be considered.

Networking Basics
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 plan. 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 to determine which types of locks suit the plan and purpose.

Intrusion Sensors and Detection Systems
Receive an overview of sensor technology as well as its tradeoffs, limitations, and benefits. Determine how an alarm system is part of access control and be able to demonstrate that in a workshop exercise.

Video Systems
Learn about video architecture and in an exercise demonstrate your plan for achievable results. Find out where video surveillance is oversold and avoid common "gotchas” in your plan.

Project Management
What is a Gantt chart or Schedule of Values? This portion of the workshop focuses on operations strategies, value derived strategies, opportunities to improve operations, and pitfalls to avoid. Learn to create both of these items in order to understand the correlation between the plan and the implementation.

Class Group Exercises
The class incorporates both individual and group exercises dividing into teams to develop (with assistance from instructors) security solutions and deliver their results to the class. Applications: Review your plan and determine proper scheduling, ordering, coordination strategies and billing. Technology: Review of floor plans and determine proper places to install security devices.

Onsite Tour
Access and analyze security systems and operations using knowledge gained in the classroom during an exclusive customized behind the scenes tour of a local facility.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours

Sunday: 5:00–6:00 pm
Monday: 7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

8:00 am–5:00 pm

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

Early bird cutoff: April 11 

Early Bird
After 4/11
$   995


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $177 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until May 15 or until the room block is full.
The Westin Riverwalk
420 West Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
+1.210. 224.6500

Please Note: Registrants should be aware that this course includes a visit to a third party site and that 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.


Mr Jeffrey C Bradley
  • Mr Jeffrey C Bradley
  • Vice President/Justice Global Director
  • HOK
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Mass Notification Systems
Session: Exercise: Making Choices
Session: SWRI Tour
Session: Intercom Systems
Session: Exercise: Scheduling
Session: Locking Hardware

Mr Benjamin M Butchko, CPP
  • Mr Benjamin M Butchko, CPP
  • President & CEO
  • Butchko, Inc.
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Control Room Funtionality
Session: SWRI Tour
Session: Exercise: Scope of Work
Session: Exercise: Close Out Documents
Session: Transmission Systems
Session: Exercise: Determining What Goes Where

Bio: Benjamin M. Butchko, CPP, is an accomplished senior security engineer in the field of security risk analysis, threat assessments,security consulting, system design, and project planning for national and international building projects. Primary efforts involve enterprise projects in petrochemical, industrial, medical, corporate, and science research industries. He is a regular presenter on security assessment, strategic planning, design, and deployment.
Ms Ellen C Dollacker, CPP
  • Ms Ellen C Dollacker, CPP
  • VP
  • Dollacker & Associates
  • Clear Lake Shores TX, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Intrusion Detection Systems
Session: Exercise: What Goes Where
Session: SWRI Tour
Session: Video Systems
Session: Physical Access Control

Bio: Ellen C. Dollacker, CPP, CHS - Dollacker & Associates, Inc., is a veteran of security equipment sales in the South Central US for the past 32 years, after transitioning from a career as a Registered Nurse. Having worked with many security manufacturers, integrators and end users, Ellen has been involved in projects requiring many aspects of physical security, from access control, to video surveillance, intercoms, automatic license plate recognition, and perimeter detection systems. These projects included the deployment of video surveillance for public safety in municipalities, hospitals, transit authorities, and airports. Also, camera technology in sports stadiums, access control for universities, and perimeter intrusion detection systems for electrical co-ops and petrochemical facilities.
Mr Michael P McGovern
  • Mr Michael P McGovern
  • Regional Sales Mgr - South & New England
  • Automatic Systems
  • Boca Raton FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mike has nearly 20 years experience developing & designing integrated security strategies with end users, architects, integrators and security engineer consultants. His portfolio includes architectural entrance control solutions (turnstiles, optical turnstiles) at many of the USA’s most iconic and recognizable buildings and campuses. An active and long time ASIS member (NYC & Ft. Lauderdale Chapters), McGovern joined the Physical Security Council’s Education Committee in 2015 to help share his experience in selecting and designing entrance control system solutions. Mike was educated at Penn State University (BS) and University of Delaware (MBA). He is a current ASIS PSP candidate.
Mr Steven  S Oplinger
  • Mr Steven S Oplinger
  • Systems Design Mgr
  • Integrated Fire and Security
  • Palm Coast FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Exercise
Session: Kick off and Expectations
Session: SWRI Tour
Session: Planning
Session: Review of Exercise
Session: Exercise: Survey Discrepancies
Session: Tour Debrief
Session: Introductions
Session: CPTED
Session: Kickoff and Expectations

Bio: Mr. Oplinger has been active in the security industry for over 25 years. He currently holds the position of Systems Design manager 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 16 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.