Singapore University of Social Sciences

Security Services for the Built Environment (FEM213)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 31 May 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Built Environment, Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

Effective security services and management is considered to be a crucial business enabler, to safeguard the foundation of sustained competitiveness and business continuity. However, legacy security technologies such as analog CCTV cameras and stand-alone systems no longer meet today’s complex security needs to counter threats, which can be as diverse as vehicle ramming, improvised explosive device, armed assailants, lone wolf aggressor , arson and CBR (chemical, biological and radiological) agents. In FEM213 Security Services for Buildings and Events, students learn about the principles, guidelines and best practices of building and events security services and management. On top of that, the course covers the emerging security technologies for facilities and events management.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Introduction to Traditional and Non-Traditional Security
  • Human Security: Military, Political Economic, Societal and Environmental
  • Security management as a critical business function and facilities management function
  • Possible threat scenarios
  • BizSAFE and FEMA risk management process
  • Governing principles for site security design
  • Prescriptive codes and performance-based decision making process; Protocols
  • The concept of three layers of defense
  • Passive and active barriers and deterrents
  • General architectural, structural and M&E design considerations
  • Site functions and security systems
  • Innovation in security
  • Technology in security
  • Local network and Web-based security management systems
  • Intelligent Security Solutions and Services and Cyber-Security
  • Security as a critical business function
  • Integration of security and protection strategies and techniques into facility and event design and management – case studies
  • Risk Management and Business Continuity

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise potential threat scenerios and the need of the Acts and Regulations in place to enhance building and event security
  • Explain the principles of security policies and management
  • Describe the security services and systems in place to ensure occupant and crowd safety for a building or mega-scale event
  • Evaluate risk for a building or event and determine the vulnerability and consequences of a security lapse or failure
  • Recommend security and protective measures for a building/ premise or event
  • Develop an emergency response plan
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