Introduction to Physical Security Management & Training

Welcome to the iSMTA KickStart Introduction to Physical Security Management course that provides a basic introduction to Physical Security Protection. The objective of this course is to provide the student with enough knowledge to understand the function of physical security protection. This includes an understanding of common physical security measures, threats, risk reduction and good practice for students thinking about a career in physical security.

The course will provide the student with enough detail to understand the role of physical security in our world and in our lives. It will also demonstrate the possibilities of a rewarding and challenging career for those who decide to become physical security specialists. There are many physical security specialists at all levels throughout the business world, with responsibilities and work pressures commensurate with rewards.

The Purpose of Physical Security Protection is to be that part of a converged set of security and resilience measures focused on the protection of people, facilities, assets and data by the use of multiple layers of interdependent systems which include barriers, guarding, alarms, access control, CCTV and security furniture.

The Use of Physical Security Protection is normally evident for:

  • Building perimeters – Walls, fences and gates provide an initial barrier to external crime
  • Building structures – External doors and windows are designed to only allow authorised entry
  • Inside buildings – Access controls create the secure zones where authorised persons can work freely
  • Security furniture – Office furniture, such as safes and cabinets, provide additional security protection
  • Vulnerable points – Vulnerability can be protected by technical systems such as Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
  • Alarm triggers – Indicators of a problem need to alert a response capability
  • The Role of Physical Security Specialists

    Their role is to design and maintain the appropriate physical security protection measures needed. This requires the specialist to know:

  • What needs to be protected – where the owner of a valuable item requests the design of security measures
  • What the threats are – by understanding the types of criminal and criminal methods
  • Location – which means the area where the crime would be committed
  • What other protection measures are in-place – existing police patrols or other guarding forces
  • Available budget – a protective solution within the affordable budget of the owner
  • Aesthetics – solutions to be appropriate for the location and local environment
  • Regulations – where legal and regulatory standards have to be complied with




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    This course is distance learning via e-learning, with the support of a dedicated tutor. For optimal experience you will be required to have access to the following:
    • A PC or Laptop running Windows XP and above, or a Mac running OSX
    • web browser such as Internet Explorer 7 or above (IE9 is recommended), Google Chrome, Firefox 3 or above, or Safari. Cookies and JavaScript will also need to be enabled
    • If you are using a tablet or smartphone, then applications can be downloaded to enable optimal delivery (these applications will be prompted by our system, when required)
    • nternet connection speed of at least 256k, 3G or 4G, but we recommend over 1Mb
    Assisted learning provides email/telephone support, plus online interaction with your tutor.
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