Accession Number : ADA185705

Title :   A Comparative Analysis of Security Entry Control Programs: Security Forces versus Automated Entry Control.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bunce, Neal S

PDF Url : ADA185705

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Standard security forces providing entry control to high security areas have often been proven ineffective in their performance. Frequently, they have been plagued by successful unauthorized entries. Automated Entry Control Systems are often being bought, and installed as more efficient alternatives to the traditional security force application. This study attempts to focus on the inherent strengths or weaknesses of each program, as applied, by comparing their essential elements. There were three categories of literary sources surveyed in this study. First, a review was conducted of literature relevant to human performances, physiology, psychology, and the biology of work. Next, information on security problems, systems, and technology was examined. Last, writings centered on machine capabilities and efficiency were reviewed. The elements of both entry control programs were compared and found to be vastly dissimilar. Primarily, automated entry systems provide a level of objective machine consistency that cannot be duplicated by human beings. Inherent human physiological and psychological deficiencies, brought about by the very nature of the job in question, cause a breakdown in efficiency.

Descriptors :   *SECURITY, *SECURITY PERSONNEL, *ACCESS, BIOLOGY, DEFICIENCIES, HUMANS, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, THESES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, CONTROL, AUTOMATION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE