What is a Physical Security System?

A Physical Security System (PSS) is a set of security measures that can be applied at facilities to safeguard or protect an organization’s assets-people-property and information. It is not aimed at a specific occupancy, but facilities and building in general

3 Layers of Physical Security at Carleton University

Which components does my Department need?”

If you’re interested in a physical security system for your Department, contact CSS to schedule a Security Assessment. With this assessment you’ll receive specific recommendations for the components that your Department needs. Some key considerations in this assessment are:

  • The number of patrons
  • Traffic flow in and out of the office
  • The nature of the services provided
  • The number of access points
  • The value of the assets in the office; amongst others.

Please note that while it may not be feasible for Departments to implement all physical security systems recommendations all at once, it is important that the Department work with CSS to determine the best 1st system to install.

Once you have determined your needs, complete and submit a Physical Security System Application