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Security zones and risk mitigation control measures guidelines

The Australian Government physical security management guidelines—Security zones and risk mitigation control measures provide guidance on achieving a consistent approach to determining physical security controls in agency facilities.

These guidelines cover:

  • risk mitigation and assurance measures
  • security zones
  • individual physical security control elements including:
    • building construction
    • security alarm systems
    • access control systems
    • visitor control
    • guards and receptionists
    • locks and door hardware
    • Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
    • perimeter access control
    • security containers and cabinets
    • security rooms, strongrooms and vaults
    • mailrooms
    • technical surveillance countermeasures and audio security
  • physical security elements in administrative security.

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