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

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • 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  



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

*Note: Applies only to students who were admitted to Certificate in Professional Management prior to October 2018. Please ensure that the course can be credited toward your certificate by reviewing the requirements outlined in your personal record.


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Feb 04, 2020 to May 04, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $595.00
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention
Edition: 6th
Authors: Lawrence J. Fennelly
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann
ISBN: 978-0128164594

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

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 completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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