The second edition provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of PPSs.
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This book is written as a guide for security professionals
for the implementation of physical protection systems
(PPSs). It is also intended as study material for the ASIS
International Physical Security Professional (PSP)
certification examination. This new second edition
represents a significant update and reorganization of the
content presented in the first edition.
The book, which is comprised of nine chapters, provides
the reader with a comprehensive overview of PPSs from pure definition, project planning, and
procurement to procedure development, installation, and maintenance. It also examines evaluation
and eventual replacement of physical protection systems.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David G. Patterson, CPP, PSP, is a principal partner in Patterson & Associates International
Consulting, an international corporate security consulting firm. Mr. Patterson has over 30 years’
experience as a corporate safety and security manager and consultant for the worldwide operations
of high technology companies, industrial companies, schools, and the United States government. He
is a recognized author and trainer with the ASIS Physical Security Council in the fields of security
systems integration, project management, policies and procedures, safety, and business continuity
planning. He has also served on the faculty for the Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification
Mr. Patterson has conducted in-depth antiterrorism assessments, risk analyses, and vulnerability
studies, and he has developed and implemented security and safety policies, standards, and
procedures for several organizations. In addition, he has designed complex access control, closedcircuit
television, intrusion detection, and alarm systems for large industrial sites, seaports, offshore
facilities, airports, schools, and building complexes.
He has performed numerous crime demographic studies and vulnerability assessments of properties.
In addition, Mr. Patterson is qualified as a security expert witness in litigation involving allegations
of crime foreseeability, inadequate security, faulty security systems, premises liability, and security
Soft cover, 208 pages
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