ASIS International, an Alexandria, Va.-based organization for security management professionals, released its Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline. The purpose of the guideline is to outline the main types of physical security measures that can be applied to minimize a facility’s security risks.

The guideline assists in the identification of physical security measures that can be applied at facilities to safeguard or protect an organization’s assets. It outlines eight main categories of physical security measures used to protect facilities: physical barriers; physical entry and access control; security lighting; intrusion detection systems; video surveillance; security personnel; security policies and procedures; and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). The emerging field of security convergence also is addressed.  

Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline is the ninth guideline released by ASIS International. For information, visit www.asisonline.org/guidelines/guidelines.htm.