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  1. What Army Regulations covers the Army Physical Security Program ?
    AR 190-13

  2. Security lighting allows security personnel to maintain visual-assessment capability during darkness. When security-lighting provisions are impractical, what are needed ?
    Additional security posts
    MWD patrols
    Other security means as necessary.

  3. What are the two primary concerns of Physical Security ?
    Prevention and Protection.
    Both serve the interests of people, equipment and property.

  4. Define the objectives of the Physical Security Education Program.
    Get all personnel acquainted with the reasons for security measures and to ensure their cooperation.

  5. Describe standard Barbed wire.
    Twisted, double-strand, 13.5-gauge wire, with four-point barbs spaced equal distances apart.

  6. What are vulnerabilities ?
    Gaps in the assets protection

  7. Commander must ensure that appropriate physical-security measures are taken to minimize the loss of what ?
    Personnel Supplies Equipment and material through both human and natural threats.

  8. What is the interval for placing warning signs for a limited area on or outside the limited area physical barrier ?
    No more than 100 ft

  9. What two major categories can protective barriers be divided into ?
    1. Structural
    2. Natural.

  10. What is the purpose of the Army Physical Security Program ?
    Physical security is defined as that part of security concerned with physical measures designed to safeguard personnel
    To prevent unauthorized access to equipment
    Installations, material, and documents
    To safeguard against espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft.

  11. How far from the point of entry of an installation should the signs located that indicate the conditions of entry onto that installation ?
    No less than 50 ft from the point of entry

  12. What are the four types of fencing that are authorized for the protection of restricted areas ?
    1. Chain link
    2. Barbed wire
    3. Barbed tape
    4. Concertina

  13. What are the three designations of restricted areas ?
    1. Controlled area
    2. Limited area
    3. Exclusion area (Greatest degree of security)

  14. Protective barriers are designed to define what ?
    The physical limits of an installation, activity, or area.

  15. Name some challenges relative to Physical Security.
    Control of populations, information dominance, multinational and interagency connectivity, anti-terrorism, and the use of physical-security assets as a versatile force multiplier.

  16. An overall site-security system is comprised of what three major sub-elements ?
    1. Detection
    2. Delay
    3. Response

  17. _____ are the most acceptable and widely used security devices for protecting facilities, classified materials, and property.
    Locks (All containers, rooms, and facilities must be locked when not in actual use.)

  18. The detection subelement of the overall site-security system includes what ?
    Intrusion detection
    Assessment Entry control.

  19. What does a detailed physical plan include ?
    The plan should include at least special and general guard orders
    access and material control
    protective barriers/lighting systems


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