Communications equipment spaces; and
Air conditioning, UPS, and other mechanical or
electrical equipment spaces.
The survey should verify security measures already
in place and recommend any improvements to upper
management. Obtain a current floor plan on which to
depict all areas within the facility. Include all access
points and any adjacent areas belonging to the AIS
facility, such as parking lots and storage areas. Begin
the survey at the perimeter of the AIS facility,
considering the following:
Property line. Include fencing, if any, and type.
Note the condition, the number of openings
according to type and use, and how they are
secured. Are there any manned posts at the
Outside parking facilities. Are these areas
enclosed, and are there any controls? Are
parking lots controlled by manned posts or are
Perimeter of facility. Note all vehicular and
pedestrian entrances and what controls are used,
if any. Check all doorstheir number, how they
are secured, and any controls or devices, such as
alarms or key card devices. Check for all ground
floor or basement windows and how they are
secured, screening or bars, for example, and their
vulnerability. Check for other entrances, such as
vents and manholes. Are they secured and how?
Check for fire escapestheir number and
locations and accessibility to the interior of the
facility from the fire escape (windows, doors,
roof). How are accessways secured?
Internal security. Begin at the top floor or in
the basement. Check for fire alarm systems and
devices. Note the type, location, and number.
Where does the alarm annunciate? Check
telephone and electrical closets to see if they are
locked. Are mechanical and electrical rooms
locked or secured? Note any existing alarms as
to type and number. Determine the number and
locations of manned posts, hours, and shifts.
Monitoring facility. Know the location, who
monitors, who responds, its type, and the number
of alarms being monitored.
Table 4-6 is a checklist of other questions that
should be asked in the survey.
Table 4-6.Secunty Measures Checklist