Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide

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Chapter 3

1. The main purpose of this chapter is to examine how security measures can be integrated with the design and architecture of the building. The author aims at identifying the various ways that architects can ensure that there is enhanced security during the design phase of the building, by looking into areas such as lighting, door construction, the types of windows used among other areas.

2. The key question at the heart of this chapter is whether prior planning and involvement in the design process of the premises will address security needs more effectively

3. The most important information in this chapter is the need to ensure greater and enhanced security of the building, before the construction has even began. Addressing security concerns will ensure that the contractor has covered most of the security issues, leaving the management or the building owners to deal with emerging security concerns.

4. The main inferences in this chapter are the need to involve security personnel in the early stages of design in a bid to reduce crime or any losses and the importance of considering security measures before the construction of any premises

5. The key concepts we need to understand in this chapter are crime prevention, building design, security codes, and design security.

6. The main assumptions underlying the author’s thinking are that the security personnel have adequate knowledge of how architects can enhance security in buildings and that people can afford the different security measures identified

7a. If people take seriously what this author is saying, some important implications are a reduction of crimes because of enhanced security, improvement in the manufacture of different facilities such as doors and windows to ensure that they act as better security measures, and a revision of the architecture syllabus where necessary, to incorporate lessons on security enhancement.

7b. If we fail to accept what the author is saying, some important implications are more buildings constructed without a consideration of the need for security, greater costs incurred because of trying to install security measures when the construction of the premises has already ended, and more losses realized because of security breaches.

Questions raised by the chapter for class discussion

1. What are some of the developments that have occurred in the construction of doors and windows in a bid of enhancing security?

2. What input can the security personnel provide during the construction or design phase of the building that will address security?

3. Is there any need using professionals with expertise on different areas to ensure that security concerns are addressed, during the design phase of the building?

Chapter 6

1. The main purpose of this chapter is to address the main components and principles of physical security. The chapter aims at addressing different security elements, which include external barriers, internal barriers, internal controls, intrusion detection, as well as the current technology available for addressing security needs.

2. The key question at the heart of this chapter is how one can address the issue of physical security

3. The most important information in this chapter is the provision of information concerning different physical security measures that one can use to improve the safety of buildings. The author has researched different measures that people use as their source of physical security.

4. The main inferences in this chapter are the fact that people need to collect all the information they need to help them create a security profile, which will determine the most cost effective security measures, and the fact that people need to use different control measures to enhance their security

5. The key concepts we need to understand in this chapter are inner layers of protection, access controls, barriers and outer layers of protection.

6. The main assumptions underlying the author’s thinking are that every person recognizes the need of securing his or her premises or that people are willing to take any measures of ensuring that they are secure

7a. If people take seriously what this author is saying, some important implications are increased awareness of the need for security, implementation of most of the ideas that the author highlights in ensuring security, and greater interest in developing physical security measures and tools that are more effective

7b. If we fail to accept what the author is saying, some important implications are continued or increased intrusion in cases of poor security and lack of knowledge concerning the measures that people can take to improve their security

Questions raised by the chapter for class discussion

1. Why have people continued to leave in fear or take additional security measures despite high levels of security in their premises or buildings?

2. Is there a lasting solution to the security problem or do people have to continue coming up with different physical security controls?

3. Does the presence of so many security controls attract more intruders, thereby leading to increased need of more security measures?