Axia College Material
The Three Models of Physical Security
Read and study the description of an office building’s physical layout and its current
security features in Part I. Then, answer the questions in Part II.
Office Building Description
A six foot fence secures the outer perimeter. Video surveillance is active on the north fence and
inactive on the south. A manned guard station permits entrance into the outer perimeter from the
west; an unmanned and unlocked gate permits entrance from the east.
posted at intervals upon the perimeter fence;
is posted on the gate. Visitors must
obtain a pass at the guard station.
The outer perimeter contains the parking lot and office building. The perimeter has two light posts
that, when functioning, illuminate the entire parking lot. Currently, the light post on the south side
is not functioning.
The office building exterior has three outer doors and one window. The first door is marked with
sign and requires a badge for access. The second door is the main entrance
for visitors and is manned by a guard, who requires a visitor’s pass for admittance. The third door
is an emergency exit only and is clearly marked. Any attempt to gain access through the first door