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SCTY 410 : Physical Security

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Physical Security
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review the methods utilized to conduct an effective physical security risk analyst. Building on the results of the risk analyst the five line of defense, property line, areas security, outer shell of structures, and interior of structures, are examined in detail. The deployment of intrusion detection systems, fire protections systems, access control, barriers, security lighting and use of security cameras are discussed.

This course is required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security degree. Students will be introduced to the various physical security methods to include intrusion detections systems, access control systems, locks, security cameras, barriers and lighting. The process of conducting a comprehensive security survey and the development of a physical security plan is a important aspect of the course.

1. Define and apply the concepts of physical security.2. Define, apply, and critique the importance of conducing a physical security survey and comprehensive security plan.

3. Identify and discuss examples of physical security and fire safety sensors, methods of transmission of security alarms and the security central station.4. Identify and apply the use of physical security measures to provide security protection within various types of facilities.

5. Describe the methods of protecting facilities using the concepts of physical security.

6. Identify and discuss the legal and liability issues related to physical security.

7. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Chris Metzger - 3/1/2015
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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