The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems guides the reader through the entire process of security system design and integration, illustrating how the various physical and electronic elements work together to form a comprehensive system. A great resource for both the security professional and student alike, the book is arranged in three major parts: 1) Determining the objectives 2) Designing the system 3) Evaluating the system The book emphasizes the use of component performance measures to establish the effectiveness of physical protection systems, applying scientific and engineering principles to meet goals. The author takes a problem-solving approach to security and risk assessment, explaining the use of electronic protection elements and demonstrating how these elements are integrated into an effective system. The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems contains numerous illustrations of concepts throughout and includes chapter summaries reviewing the salient topics covered. Each chapter includes appropriate references to additional information as well as review questions to test the reader's grasp of key chapter concepts. The appendices include sample models for system performance analysis. Describes the process for estimating system performance against threats. Approaches security in a practical, systematic manner based on proven and tested measures. Offers process-oriented security that is "user friendly" to both the novice and the seasoned professional.Garcia, Mary Lynn is the author of 'Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems', published 2001 under ISBN 9780750673679 and ISBN 0750673672.