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Physical Systems Master Planning

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19 - 20 October 2015
Hyatt French Quarter

This workshop will be an interactive “hands on” approach to planning and deploying physical security systems. Whether it is a small or large deployment, the steps and methods for success remain the same. Attendees will be invited to participate in a series of exercises (both individually and in group breakouts), demonstrating the steps necessary for success. Using the workshop format, the attendees will be involved in decision making processes, from concept through deployment of a security program. The workshop will show the interaction and correlation between all the stakeholders involved in the planning and execution of a security program.

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 Immediate Benefits

Participants in the workshop will take away a solid understanding of the processes required for success. Additionally, a fully detailed workbook will be given to each attendee, outlining the steps taken throughout the workshop, and a great reference resource for the future! Connect with others in the security profession as we share ideas, successes, and pitfalls in security master planning.

Some of the topics to be addressed are:

  • Site surveys and their importance to a Security Master Plan
  • Control room design- ergonomics vs. economics
  • Technology decisions- IP or analog, simple or complex- what is the best fit in the master plan?
  • Team selection- who will be on your team, and what role(s) will they play?
  • What types of systems best fit the needs and requirements?
  • Examine the various types of project formats (design build, RFP, expansion projects, and others)
  • How do we begin a Security Master Plan? What steps are required?

 Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Security Specifiers
  • System Integrators
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone with an upcoming security project on the horizon

 Program Overview

Needs and Requirements
What systems are needed and required for our needs and requirements? This interactive workshop will allow attendees to live the processes of developing a Security Master Plan. From deciding on proper technologies to managing the design through deployment phases, we will examine all of the stages required to successfully create, design, deploy, manage, and complete a Security Master Plan.

Intrusion Detection System
Do we need an intrusion detection system? If so, how will it be administered and monitored- The workshop will take into account all the factors in determining the “right” system for the right application. Where does the Intrusion Detection System fit into our plan?

Access Control
What about access control? Is it a need or requirement? How will it be administered? Will access control be a part of an enterprise system or stand alone? The workshop will examine all the parameters to be considered in designing and deploying the right access control system for any need.

Video Surveillance Systems
The workshop will take a high level approach to the technologies available to include recording and storage media options. A practical exercise during the workshop has attendees select options for a video surveillance system based on particular scenarios. A key function in Security Master Planning

Control Rooms
The workshop will take a long look at Control Rooms and how they are properly laid out. We will examine what should go into a control room and why. Class attendees will be given the choice of control room or equipment closet and be asked to define the spaces and equipment required for each.

Scheduling and Planning
The workshop will take a look at the scheduling and planning prior to and throughout the deployment of a security system. We will examine some of the common pitfalls experienced throughout the process and look at preventative solutions.

Handling the Unexpected
So, you have your master plan in place and the systems are deployed. What happens in a system failure or system shutdown? The workshop will examine proactive and preventative measures that can be implemented from the onset of design throughout the process and deployment. The workshop will examine risk management techniques and monitoring practices to help plan for the unplanned.

Who are the stakeholders in a security system? The workshop will identify critical as well as secondary stake holders in a security system, showing how each plays a vital role in the master planning and deployment.


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.

 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

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

  Early Bird
August 22
August 22
Member $  895 $  995
Nonmember $ 1,195 $1,295


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or September 28.

Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112


Ms Ellen C Dollacker, CPP
  • Ms Ellen C Dollacker, CPP
  • VP
  • Dollacker & Associates
  • Clear Lake Shores TX, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Video Systems
Session: Handling the Unexpected

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 Ronald Lee Martin, CPP
  • Mr Ronald Lee Martin, CPP
  • Executive Director
  • Open Security Exchange
  • Alexandria LA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Needs and Requirements

Bio: Ron is the Director of the Open Security Exchange (OSE) an organization promoting the convergence of physical security systems with information technology. Additionally, he is the CEO of Consullition, LLC an Alexandria, Louisiana based consultancy. Ron is an Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University in Laurel MD. Ron holds an AAS degree from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a Master of Science degree from Frostburg State University. The Governor of the Commonwealth Kentucky designated Ron as an Honorary Kentucky Colonel for his service to the Commonwealth.
Mr Richard R Orr, CPP
  • Mr Richard R Orr, CPP
  • Principal
  • Security Install Solutions
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Handling the Unexpected
Session: Control Rooms
Session: Stakeholders
Session: Intrusion Detection Systems

Bio: Rueben Orr serves as Vice President and Co-Owner of Security Install Solutions, Inc., a systems integration firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Rueben has 22 years’ experience in the Electronic Security Industry and is a subject matter expert in physical access control systems, intrusion detection alarm systems and video surveillance systems. Rueben serves on the ASIS International’s Physical Security Council as a vice-chair and has served as program chair and instructor for Introductory, Advanced and Managing your Physical Security Program workshops.
Mr David Pedreira
  • Mr David Pedreira
  • Architectural Development Manager
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Scheduling and Planning
Session: Physical Access Control Systems

Bio: I am a current member of the New York City Chapter ASIS as well as ASIS International Physical Security Council Education subcommittee. I also am a member of the New York Chapter DHI where I served as President from 2005-2007. I am a member of DHI’s Education Council and I am a Technical School Instructor on both a local and national level. I am a member of the Construction Specifications Institute. I am a building and Life Safety codes expert. I am one of nine certified Architectural Openings Consultants in the world. Professional Experience: 10 years interior construction contractor. 13 years door and hardware supplier until 2005. Consultant with ASSA ABLOY since 2005. First DHI credential (AHC) in the year 2000. Construction Document Technologist (CDT) with CSI in March 2007. Second DHI credential - Certified Door Consultant (CDC) in April 2008. Third DHI credential – Electrified Hardware Consultant (EHC) May 2011. This automatically made me a certified Architectural Openings Consultant (AOC) Certified Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI) September 2008. I have also provided technical assistance to Bicsi for the Third Edition of the “Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual”.