The Inner & Outer Circle Relationship – Part 1: Access Control

  Circles of Security Circles of Security, as has been explained in a previous article, constitute one of the most important ideas in preventive security. This concept, which is most commonly applied to facilities and campuses, draws two general circles around the asset or property in question – the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle.… Read More The Inner & Outer Circle Relationship – Part 1: Access Control

The Outer Circle – Perceptions and Misconceptions

  One of the ironies of employing a high-level, customer service oriented Outer Circle preventive strategy (discussed in a previous article), is that – for non-hostile individuals – it’s very difficult to understand how and why it works. The strategy does such a good job of preventing hostile attacks, and does it so subtly and… Read More The Outer Circle – Perceptions and Misconceptions

Surveillance, Surveillance Detection And Counter Surveillance

Whenever you consider adding a layer of field intelligence to your preventative security efforts, it’s important to ask what goals you’re actually looking to achieve. This might sound like it goes without saying, but from my experience, as soon as terms like surveillance, surveillance detection and counter surveillance get thrown around, simple fundamentals like goals,… Read More Surveillance, Surveillance Detection And Counter Surveillance