19.2. Forms of Physical Access Controls

You can deploy many types of physical access control mechanisms in an environment to control, monitor, and manage access to a facility. These range from deterrents to detection mechanisms.

The various sections, divisions, or areas of a site or facility should be clearly designated as public, private, or restricted. Each of these areas requires unique and focused physical access controls, monitoring, and prevention mechanisms. The following sections discuss many of the mechanisms that can be used to separate, isolate, and control access to such types of areas at a site.

19.2.1. Fences, Gates, Turnstiles, and Mantraps

A fence is a perimeter-defining device. Fences are used to clearly differentiate between ...

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