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Physical Security Master Planning Workshop

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26 - 28 October 2016
Hotel Providence

Save $100 by registering before August 27!

What steps are required to begin a Security Master Plan and what site surveys are important?

Control room design – ergonomics vs. economics? Who will be on your team and what role(s) will they play? What types of systems best fit your team's needs and requirements? What are the various types of project formats?

If you struggle for answers to these questions or you have similar concerns, this workshop is for you! Providing an interactive "hands on" approach to the planning and deployment of physical security systems, you are invited to participate in a series of exercises (both individually and in groups), demonstrating the steps necessary in developing a successful Security Master Plan.

Registration Fees

 Immediate Benefits

  • ​Learn the importance of a Security Master Plan, including planning and execution.
  • Gain valuable insight into the interaction and correlation between stakeholders.
  • Connect with others in the security profession as they share ideas, successes, and pitfalls in security planning.
  • Strengthen your security planning knowledge with a detailed workbook that can be used as a desk reference in the future.

 Who Should Attend

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

 Program Overview

Needs and Requirements

What systems do we need and require to develop a Security Master Plan? This interactive workshop will allow attendees to learn the processes of developing a Security Master Plan, such as proper technologies and managing the design through deployment phases. Participants 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? Learn to take into account all the factors in determining the "right" system for the right application. Where does the Intrusion Detection System fit into your 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? Examine all the parameters to be considered in designing and deploying the right access control system for any need.

Video Surveillance Systems
Develop a high level approach to the technologies available to include recording and storage media options. A practical exercise during the workshop will allow you to select options for a video surveillance system based on particular scenarios. This is a key function in security master planning.

Control Rooms
Take a long look at Control Rooms and how they are properly laid out. You will examine what should go into a control room and why. You 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
Review scheduling and planning prior to and throughout the deployment of a security system. You 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? Examine proactive and preventative measures that can be implemented from the onset of design through the process and deployment. Examine risk management techniques and monitoring practices to help plan for the unexpected.

Who are the stakeholders in a security system? Identify critical as well as secondary stakeholders in a security system, showing how each plays a vital role in the master planning and deployment.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
5:00–6:30 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 (before August 27)​After August 27


Hotel Information
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $185 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or September 30, 2016.

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI  02903




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 Michael J Damiani, Jr
  • Mr Michael J Damiani, Jr
  • Director, Head of Global Security Systems and Technology
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Attleboro MA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mike Damiani, CHS-IS has been in the security industry for 19 years holding positions in both the public and private sectors.  He holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University.  Mike is currently the Vice President, Physical Security Systems Manager for Citizens Bank.  He currently sits as a member of the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering and ASIS Physical Security Councils.   During his career he has worked in contract guarding operations, physical security systems design, integration and command center design.  Mike has experience in the security industry  in retail, pharmaceutical, banking, technology and  professional sporting events.
Mr James M Marcella
  • Mr James M Marcella
  • Director Technical Services
  • Axis Communications
  • Colleagues: 0

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 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. 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.
Mr J Kelly Stewart
  • Mr J Kelly Stewart
  • Managing Director & CEO
  • Newcastle Consulting
  • Leesburg VA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: J. Kelly Stewart, MBA, CHS-IV, CAS is the Managing Principal and CSO for Newcastle Consulting, LLC - an Enterprise Risk and Strategic Security Design Management Consultancy. He brings 25 years of public and private experience as a seasoned Senior International Security Executive in leading multi-national security risk management operations and complex physical security programs; more recently with several Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. He is and has been a key leadership advisor and business partner in developing and executing security strategies in support of the overall corporate resiliency and is viewed as a well respected security visionary, strong collaborator, and highly effective communicator focused on holistic security programs that add value to the overall corporation.