Within most transit systems the VMF represents a recognizable target that can be exploited by terrorists, insiders, criminals and vandals. Traditionally, this critical asset has been protected with combination of a security force, physical barriers, and electronic security. However, modern security practices and advanced technologies can offer enhanced protection against various threats, to include the prevention of harmful devices being placed within rail vehicle undercarriages.
1. Identify various physical threats to a VMF
2. Explain the value of the application of CPTED principles and a properly designed and integrated physical and electronic security system
3. Discuss the effectiveness of an “event-driven” security approach
4. List the possible benefits of introducing advanced protection measures via new technologies
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