Security standards and guidelines are plentiful as related to perimeter security.  Compliance requires experience and knowledge to comply completely.  The information on this page provides an overview of some of the standards and guidelines that apply to new and existing security equipment and solutions.

Crash or Non-Crash Rated- How do you want your Barriers?
Architects, engineers, security designers, and end users need to understand the terminology associated with selecting appropriate barriers to protect their vital assets. In spring of 2009, ASTM became the standard bearer of the perimeter security industry, by issuing ATSM F2656-07 which replaced the Department of State SDSTD-02.01, Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers and Gates, Revision A, March 2003.​
UL 325 - Entrapment Protection

​Underwriters Laboratories (UL) issued UL 325 to provide a common objective in providing products that are safe for the public. This standard contains qualifying features for products and applications that should be tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

What is Necessary to Provide an ADA Booth?
When buying or designing a guard booth that needs to be ADA compliant, there are a number of issues that must be addressed. Title 1: Fairness in Employment directive is in place to ensure that all disabled persons have access to employment and public buildings.​​
Benefits of Working with a Physical Security Professional
With the many requirements and specifications for today’s security projects, designing and installing a security system can be quite overwhelming.  Are the security measures adequate to stop the threat?  Is it cost effective to protect the required assets?  Are the security measures properly integrated into the security system as a whole?  Is the equipment installed correctly?  Any construction contractor can install physical security equipment, but is the security system what is needed to meet the requirements and do the job?
Will the Booth Protect Personnel from Small Arms Fire?
Architects, Engineers, Security Designers, and End Users need to understand the terminology associated with selecting an appropriate ballistic resistant rating to protect their vital assets.  Ballistic threats are described in terms of ballistic standards developed for testing the resistance of building components to ballistic threats. These standards, including: caliber, weight, projectile composition, muzzle velocity of the round and number of impacts, provide criteria to evaluate the performance of materials or systems. They also define what constitutes failure of the building component.
Security Standards Compliance - Not So Fast My Friend!
This article explores the security standards related to perimeter security today. It can become overwhelming, when you consider UFCs, UFGSs, ISC, GSA, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and the list goes on and on. Which ones apply? Which standards reference other standards? Which one takes precedence?
UFC 4-010-01 Security Engineering: Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards for Buildings Briefing
The philosophy of this standard’s 22 elements is to build greater resistance to terrorist attack into all inhabited buildings. The standard is intended to provide the easiest and most economical methods to minimize injuries and fatalities in the event of a terrorist attack. The primary methods used in this standard are to maximize standoff distance, to construct superstructures to avoid progressive collapse and to reduce flying debris hazards.
UFC 4-022-01 Security Engineering: Entry Control Facilities/Access Control Points Briefing
This standard addresses design and layout issues for ECF/ACP’s that ensure the proper level of access control for DoD personnel, visitors and commercial traffic to an installation.  The object of an ECF is to secure the installation from unauthorized access and intercept contraband while maximizing vehicular traffic flow.  Design components are prioritized as security, safety, capacity and image.
UFC 4-022-02 Security Engineering: Selection and Application of Vehicle Barriers

The purpose of this standard is to provide the design requirements necessary to plan, design, construct and maintain vehicle counter-mobility barriers used within Entry Control Facilities. It includes a selection and placement process for barriers. 

UFC 4-022-03 Security Engineering: Fences, Gates and Guard Facilities

​The intent of this standard to provide a unified approach for the design, selection, and installation of security fences, gates and guard facilities for DoD facilities.

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Briefing
Among other things, CFATS establishes eighteen Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPSs) that identify the areas for which a facility’s security posture will be examined, such as perimeter security, access control, personnel surety, and cyber security. To meet the RBPSs, covered facilities2 are free to choose whatever security programs or processes they deem appropriate, so long as they achieve the requisite level of performance in each applicable area.
How is Fragment Retention Film Rated?
In facilities controlled by the US General Services Administration, Fragment Retention Window Film performance rating is based on test methods which use the Interagency Security Committee’s (ISC) Security Design Criteria. The ISC Criteria rates the performance of window systems subjected to airblast loads.
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