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CompTIA Security+™: Review Guide, Second Edition by James Michael Stewart

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2.6 Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls

When you’re designing a secure facility, it’s important to keep various environmental factors in mind. These include the following:

  • Controlling the temperature and humidity
  • Minimizing smoke and airborne dust and debris
  • Minimizing vibrations
  • Preventing food and drink from being consumed near sensitive equipment
  • Avoiding strong magnetic fields
  • Managing electromagnetic and radio frequency interference
  • Conditioning the power supply
  • Managing static electricity
  • Providing proper fire detection and suppression

The following sections highlight some issues from these.

HVAC

HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) management is important for two reasons: temperature and humidity. ...

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