The Importance of Physical Security

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* The Importance of Physical Security
* Shontay Clark
* University of Phoenix
* CJA 585
* Bob Riley
* May 2, 2011

The Importance of Physical Security
Abstract
Understanding the importance of physical security rest in acknowledging the two main elements of security; people, and technology ( Bitzer [Remove the space after the parenthesis] & Hoffman,  n.d.). Physical security consists of a series of actions used to protect someone or something against an unwanted or illegal invasion. At its core, physical security consists of three levels; outer perimeter, inner perimeter, and the interior. Essentially, when implementing a system of physical security one needs to implement several forms of security on each of the three aforementioned levels in order to [Writing suggestion--the meaning will be the same (and less wordy) by removing "in order"] obtain effective security (Deutsch, 2011). The following study will assess the various features of physical security and their overall [Wordiness: unless meaning denim work clothes, "overall" is general and vague and contributes little to the sentence] importance in the overall system

Physical security has existed since the beginning of civilization. Some primitive forms consists of doors, wall, and moats. Modern physical security comes in several different [Redundancy: if you have "several," surely they are "different." Remove "different"] modules. They can be as simple as a locked door and can also be [This is smoother as "also can be"] as elaborate as multiple layer or barriers that consist of armed security officers placed in guardhouses. An effective physical security system consists of a “layered defense” which [Use "that" for a restrictive phrase (or place a comma before "which")] is a combination of several systems designed to deter or delay unauthorized access or intrusion. Such a system should make the target less attractive to potential criminals, as the act of intrusion become too risky, difficult or time consuming.

Environmental/ Building [Do not leave spaces around a slash mark] Security
The main objective of security is to convince potential criminals that the cost of a criminal act would out weight the benefit, thus [Run-on sentence: place semicolon before "thus"] the consequences of failing and getting [instead of using "get," which can mean many things, more formal is to use forms of "receive," "obtain," "arrive at," "can," "could," "grow," "able to," etc.] caught would exceed anything gained in engaging in the criminal act. Building or facility security is of crucial importance especially [insert comma before "especially"] in business continuity. Building security incorporates the use “human security services are required to protect facilities, materials, or work sites from terrorist, insurgent, or criminal groups” (Blyth, 2008,  p. 263). Building security helps to ensure a company’s ability to work and perform daily operational tasks in a safe environment (Blyth, 2008).

The security of physical spaces such as building, etc. usually consists of a principle referred to as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. These included signs, fences, gates, doors, locks, lighting, trenches, etc.

Intrusion Detection/ Grounds [Do not leave spaces around a slash mark] Security
Grounds security consists of an intrusion alarm system which [Use "that" for a restrictive phrase (or place a comma before "which")] is made [Passive voice ] up of; according to Lehigh...
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