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BMC 250 Physical Security Planning

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Course Description

Systems and procedures for building and facilities security are covered. Topics include: keying, card access technologies and intrusion alarm systems, lighting, barriers, monitoring systems, closed circuit television, alarms, and suppression systems for fire control. Within a context of security planning, topics include: design, building and facilities surveys, threat assessment, risk analysis and strategies for reducing identified risk.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the various aspects of Physical Security Planning
  • Understand the need for introducing security at the design stages of building
  • Know why a Threat / Risk Assessment is an integral component of a security survey and how it affects the various physical security elements required
  • Have a general understanding of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies
  • Be able to identify the components of the physical security systems and identify weakness and vulnerabilities of a system
  • Know how to conduct a comprehensive security survey and report your observations by means of a Security Survey Report  


BMC 352 Learning Online

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 250 - 011 Physical Security Planning  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   10 Jan 2017 to 10 Apr 2017
Hours: 40.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    595.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Glen Kitteringham
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

Edition: 5th

Authors: Lawrence J. Fennelly

Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann


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  Section Notes:  

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
  • This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am on the start date.
A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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