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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 17

Security Design Considerations for Healthcare

Abstract

This chapter emphasizes the importance of having security program involvement early in the design process, in all phases of new construction and renovation projects, as part of an overall multihazard approach that considers the various building systems including site, architecture, structure, mechanical, and electrical systems, thus allowing security applications to be cost-effectively integrated into architectural, engineering and environmental design. With directed focus on high-risk areas through IAHSS Design Guidelines, this chapter will provide general security recommendations for the protection administrator to share with the design team, and influence construction or renovation ...

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