Planning of security measures in the built environment - NS 5834
NS 5834 describes the planning process within projects with a requirement for security in the finished building or plant. The standard can be used for both new buildings and refurbishments.
The purpose of the standard is to ensure the security of assets against intentional undesirable actions. Assets in this context may be people, the physical environment, functions, processes, material assets, information and reputation.
The objective of an attack can be to destroy, damage or appropriate an asset, or compromise information held by the asset. The assets in need of protection can both be the built environment in itself, or entities contained in the built environment. In order to obtain a secure built asset it is essential to involve the right type of security thinking and planning at the correct stage of the build project. This is also essential in order to achieve reasonable costs, reasonable delivery time, as well as optimal aesthetics and usability for the end result. Failure to involve different disciplines within security at various points in the build project, or failure to coordinate the security planning with other parts of the build project, has often resulted in security that is at odds with other aims in the overall build project.
NS 5834 provide recommendations on how enterprises that need to protect their built environment (buildings, plant and property) can effectively plan security measures in order to achieve defined security objectives.
The standard can be used by all enterprises that seek physical security to be part of their protection against intentional undesirable actions. The purpose of the standard is that advice and input from security advisers can be adapted to the stages of the construction process and that such specialist input comes at the right time, with the right level of detail, and in a professional manner.