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Integrated Security Systems Design by Thomas L. Norman

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8 The Security Design Process

ESTABLISH ELECTRONIC SECURITY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Electronic security in general is a subset of the overall security countermeasures that should be implemented for any organization. In my opinion, electronics should be the last element to be implemented. Yes, you heard me right, the last. That statement is coming from a person who has made a nearly lifelong career out of designing electronic security systems. There is a hierarchy to security countermeasures, and it should start with policies and procedures, then physical and network security, security awareness training, operational security programs, and, finally, electronic security. It does no good to have cameras and card readers if the building is not locked ...

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