Perimeter, area or building security are terms which are related to the upholding of safety and security measures in relation to a particular place. Perimeter security consists of natural and unnatural barriers, to keep out any unwanted individuals from a location. Area security relates to the protection of routes, infrastructures, and other areas. Building security specifically focuses on the protection of buildings, facilities, or other physical locations.
The security of areas and buildings can be done by security guards, military personnel, or other individuals. Threats, risks and hazards that are tried to be avoided, monitored, or prevented are for example entries by unauthorized personnel and natural dangers, such as fires or rainwater damage. Technologies and physical barriers are common practice, such as identification systems, camera observation, radar/laser sensing capabilities, watch dogs, tourniquets, walls and locks.
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