• Requirement

    Monitor physical access to the facility where the system resides using physical intrusion alarms and surveillance equipment.

  • Discussion

    Physical intrusion alarms can be employed to alert security personnel when unauthorized access to the facility is attempted. Alarm systems work in conjunction with physical barriers, physical access control systems, and security guards by triggering a response when these other forms of security have been compromised or breached. Physical intrusion alarms can include different types of sensor devices, such as motion sensors, contact sensors, and broken glass sensors. Surveillance equipment includes video cameras installed at strategic locations throughout the facility.

More Info

  • Title

    Monitoring Physical Access | Intrusion Alarms and Surveillance Equipment
  • Family

    Physical and Environmental Protection
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Moderate
    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID

NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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