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Educational Resources

At Concentric Security, we strive to be experts in the perimeter security industry and to serve our clients to the best of our ability. At the same time, our goal is to share that knowledge with our clients to help them understand and find the best solution possible.

"Security Standards Compliance - Not So Fast My Friend!"

This article explores the security standards related to perimeter security today. It can become overwhelming, when you consider UFCs, UFGSs, ISC, GSA, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and the list goes on and on. Which ones apply? Which standards reference other standards? Which one takes precedence?

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"Recognizing Security Principles in the Access Control Point Design & Construction Process"

This white paper examines the role security principles play in achieving a performance-based, 'systemic' view of the engineering, design and construction of Access Control Points (ACP). The goal of this paper is to shed light on the application of security principles and how these may serve as the 'glue' that connects many separate ACP concepts and stakeholders.

"Architectural Precast Concrete Security Barriers: Securing the Perimeter"

This white paper examines architectural precast concrete products and their use in creating effective security barriers. This installment highlights a historical perspective of architectural precast concrete barriers and sheds light on many of the questions and decisions that must be considered when choosing a product that balances security, life cycle costs and aesthetics.

Crash or Non-Crash Rated - How would you like your barriers?

Non-rated, rated, certified, K-rated, M40, PU30, P1, L2 or one of the other many options? What does the terminology mean and how does it apply to your organizations needs to protect vital assets? In the Spring of 2009 the standards changed with the Department of State (DOS) SD-STD-02.01, Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers and Gates, Revision A, dated March 2003 being retired. All future barriers will be tested under ASTM F 2656-07.

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