PHYSICAL SECURITY & DESIGN SERVICES
Physical security technology includes a combination of intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance working in concert to deter, detect, respond, and analyze breaches to the protected perimeter of the internal spaces of a facility. A comprehensive protection process begins with the identification of the assets to be protected, and the definition of threats to each asset against which to defend. It also includes an assessment of the current state of protection, and finally, the design of new or additional means of protection.
Therefore, before the design process begins for any physical security system, the designers at TSG conduct a vulnerability assessment, based on the practices taught at Gordon Tech Labs, to define the types of threats against which the system should be protected, as well as the level of protection likely to be required. As part of TSG's comprehensive approach to physical security system design, our consultants will draw the client’s attention to how the system will be monitored and how the organization will respond to different types of alerts that the system may provide.
When developing this “Concept of Operations” it is important to identify the organizations that will be involved with maintaining the physical security of the facility, define the roles and responsibilities of each organization, and outline the response protocols for different types of events. This business process engineering step is critical to the overall success of a physical security system installation and is often overlooked by consultants who only provide technology design services. Once the threats to be protected against are identified and the organization has an idea of how they intend to operate the system, TSG works with the client to select, design, and deploy the most appropriate technology to meet their requirements, including the design, selection, and implementation of the appropriate cameras (both fixed and pan-tilt-zoom), card readers, motion detection devices, monitoring systems, door contacts, as well as the design of the area(s) where systems will be monitored and data will be stored.
As with many of today’s information technology (IT) systems, physical security systems are fast becoming integrated into the overall structured cabling system and the data network in the facility. Like many other data devices, cameras, card readers, etc. are now Internet Protocol (IP) enabled. Our many years of experience in designing infrastructure and network transport systems allow us to understand and embrace this migration and gives us an edge over those that have simply been designing traditional standalone security systems. This approach to design, along with the experience and technical knowledge of our designers and consultants, allows TSG to produce physical security systems designs that meet the unique needs of each of our clients.