Standard: UFC 4-021-02NF


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This UFC provides guidance in designing an ESS. It is not intended to create the requirement for an ESS, but rather to assist in designing systems that meet an established requirement and to give guidance to commanders, architects, and engineers on designing an ESS for new projects. Headquarters, Major Command, and installation physical security personnel should be consulted for DoD and Service directives outlining ESS requirements for asset protection. The ESS requirement may come from DoD standards, installation requirements, or user requirements. Projects may include new construction, additions, renovations, expeditionary, or temporary construction.

A vulnerability assessment must be conducted prior to beginning a security project (see the sections "Vulnerability Assessment—Identify Critical Assets" and "Vulnerability Assessment—Design Basis Threat (DBT)" in Chapter 2, "Electronic Security System Overview." Having identified what facility or elements might be vulnerable to which threats, physical security measures such as an ESS can be implemented to reduce the risk of intrusion and subversive acts. In summary, this UFC assumes the pre-design phases, including the risk analysis, are completed prior to beginning ESS design. For information on design requirements, refer to UFC 4-020-01 and UFC 4-020-02 (described in the section "Security Engineering UFC Series" in this chapter).


The purpose of this UFC is to provide guidance for designing Electronic Security Systems (ESS) in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) physical security program requirements. An ESS is one of many physical security measures that must be considered when addressing the physical security posture of a facility. This UFC is intended to provide uniformity and consistency in the design of an ESS.


This UFC provides planning and design criteria for DoD components and participating organizations. This UFC applies to all c

Organization: Unified Facilities Criteria
Document Number: ufc 4-021-02nf
Publish Date: 2006-09-27
Page Count: 150
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

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