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Physical Security Systems Workshop

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06 - 07 June 2016
Westgate Hotel

Delivering Organizational Value through Security

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 technology and security tools instead of letting them manage you. Learn the pitfalls to avoid from program inception through systems deployment and operation. Gain invaluable insight by networking with current industry practitioner instructors and peers facing similar challenges.

Registration Fees

 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 effectively communicate return on investment.

 Who Should Attend

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

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

Early Bird
Member: $825
Nonmember: $1125

After April 9, 2016
Member: $925
Nonmember: $1225.

Hotel Information
The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA  92101

Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $169 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or May 14, 2016.


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

 Program Overview

Operational 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 and strategies. 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. Review good and bad examples and guidelines.

Building and Life Safety Codes
Why is it important to follow building and life safety codes when designing a security plan? Examine some key points to be considered.

Networking Basics
Focus on physical and logical network 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 or monitor information.

Locks and Life Safety
What are the 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 it in a workshop exercise.

Video Systems
Learn about video architecture and demonstrate your plan for achievable results in an interactive classroom expercise.  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 and 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. Teams are created to develop (with assistance from instructors) security solutions. Results are presented to the class. Applications: Review your plan and determine proper scheduling, ordering, coordination strategies, and billing. Technology: Review floor plans and determine proper places to install security devices.





Mr Michael J Anderson, CPP, PSP
  • Mr Michael J Anderson, CPP, PSP
  • Sr. Security Program Manager
  • Microsoft
  • Colorado Springs CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mike Anderson, CPP, PSP, is a Security Program Manager at Microsoft and in his current role he oversees physical security operations, access management, program development and sustainment for the HVA Physical Security team. His functions include direct supervision of security operations staff at managed lab facilities in North America, coordination of high value secure transports globally, development of program business process documentation, and management of internal client physical access models. Mike served four years on active duty in the United States Army as an infantry team leader, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, prior to joining Microsoft Global Security (MSGS) in 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a master’s degree in business administration from Washington State University (WSU). Additionally, Mike is board certified in physical security (PSP) and security management (CPP) from ASIS International and is an active member of the ASIS Physical Security Council (PSC) while serving as the Chairperson of the Tactical Solutions subcommittee.
Mr Raymond J Bernard
  • Mr Raymond J Bernard
  • President and Principal Consultant
  • Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS)
  • Lake Forest CA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Mr Jeffrey P Lane
  • Mr Jeffrey P Lane
  • Integrated Solutions Specialist
  • Kettering OH, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Ms J. Nicole McDargh, CPP
  • Ms J. Nicole McDargh, CPP
  • Technology Solutions Sales and Marketing Director
  • Securitas Security Svcs USA
  • Charlotte NC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

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.