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III.F – Access Control

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9 Lessons

California Security Officers with Registrations (guard cards) must receive 40 hours of training as follows:

  • 8 hours “Powers to Arrest” prior to an Officer standing post.
  • 16 hours of training within 30 days of issuance of registration, 8 of which must consist of two four-hour courses from the mandatory modules and 8 of which must consist of elective courses.
  • 16 hours of training within 6 months of issuance of registration, 8 of which must consist of the remaining two four- hour courses from the mandatory modules, and 8 of which must consist of elective courses.

This course module, titled “Access Control” complies with requirements of AB 2880 and Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) training directives as in compliance with Business and Professions Code Sections 7583.6 and 7583.7 and Title 16, Division 7, Article 9, Section 643 of the California Code of Regulations.

This course corresponds to module III.F of the BSIS Course Outline. This is an elective course under the Course Outline and satisfies the requirement for 4 hours of training under the mandatory section of the Security Officer Training Laws and Regulations.

III.F Access Control – 2 hours

Course Outline & Syllabus Learning Goals

  • The officer will be provided with an understanding of the electronic security systems that protect a facility.
  • The officer will be provided with an understanding and working knowledge of various personal identification systems.
  • The officer will be provided a basic understanding of CCTV systems and the manner in which they enhance security at a protected facility.

A. Electronic Alarm Systems

  1. Used to detect fire
  2. Used to detect an unauthorized entry
  3. Notify authorities during an emergency
  4. Used to monitor equipment and report malfunctions

B. Equipment

  1. Sensory Device
  2. Control Unit
  3. Annunciator
  4. Power Source
  5. Alarm Circuit

C. Types of Alarm Sensors

  1. Perimeter or point of entry
  2. Area Protection, Motion and heat sensors
  3. Object Protection
  4. Electro-mechanical
  5. Intrusion
  6. Magnetic
  7. Wire/Screen
  8. Pressure Mats
  9. Soundwave and Microwave
  10. Capacitance
  11. Vibration
  12. Audio
  13. Light

D. Receipt of Alarms

  1. Advantages of using a system
  2. Disadvantages
  3. Direct line to police or fire department (Outlawed in most California cities and counties)
  4. Proprietary

E. False Alarm Problem

  1. Error/Negligence
  2. Environmental
  3. Design flaw
  4. Solution to the problem

F. Closed Circuit Television Systems (CCTV)

  1. Uses of CCTV Cameras
  2. Types
    1. Pan, Tilt & Zoom
    2. Fixed
  3. Switchers/Multiplexers
  4. VHS Time-Lapse Recorders
  5. Digital Recorders
  6. Remote Viewing Capabilities

G. Access Control Systems

  1. Manual/Use of Personal Identification
    1. California Drivers’ License
    2. Review of Employee Data Base
    3. Visitor Sign-in Registration
    4. Computerized Systems
  2. Types of Systems
    1. Bar-code
    2. Magnetic Stripe
    3. Weigand
    4. Proximity
    5. Biometrics
    6. Access Control Devices
  3. Procedures to Implement During System Malfunction
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