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Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems, 2nd Edition by Mary Lynn Garcia

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Risk Assessment

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The basic premise of the approach presented in this text is that the design and analysis of physical protection must be addressed as an integrated system. In this way, all components of detection, delay, and response can be properly weighted according to their contribution to the PPS as a whole. At a higher level, the security manager, the facility manager, and senior management must balance the effectiveness of the PPS against available resources and then evaluate the proposed design. Without a methodical, defined, analytical assessment, the PPS might waste valuable resources on unnecessary protection or, worse yet, fail to ...

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