Glossary of Technical Security Terms
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation.
PAS - Publicly Available Specification
Organisations wishing to create a credible private or public British Standard on a specific subject can commission a PAS through the BSi.
PAS 68 : 2010(Publicly Available Specification)
PAS 68 : 2010 is a classification for vehicle security barriers, and provides a comparative method of assessing the performance of any system designed to stop vehicles. It gives requirements and specifications for security barriers to assist in the prevention of terrorism and crime, and identifies vehicle criteria and impact tolerance that must be met in order to conform to it.
The PAS 68 rating will be given with the performance rating. For example, following a crash test, Heald's latest Roadblocker was shown to conform to PAS 68 with the following performance rating:
PAS 68 - V1 / ROADBLOCKER / 30000 / 80:0 / 6.85 which means PAS 68 rated road blocker stopping a 30 tonne vehicle travelling at 80kph with zero penetration and a dispersion of 6.85 metres.
PAS 69(Publicly Available Specification)
PAS 69:2006 is a standard which ensures that vehicle security barriers are selected and placed as effectively as possible. It helps designers, planners, architects, security managers and facilities managers to consider the use of vehicle security barriers within the context of an integrated security solution.
Welding Standard BS 4872-1:1982
Briefly, this British Standard specifies requirements for the approval testing of welders engaged in manual or semi-automatic fusion welding. The welder is provided with written instructions and information which covers a number of areas on the specifics of performing the welding job.
More information can be found at the BSi website BS 4872-1:1982
ACPO Secured by Design
Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is the corporate title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects.
Secured by Design Membership
The company operates a licensing scheme currently including more than 350 member companies who are entitled to use the Secured by Design logo and promote the term 'Police Preferred Specification' on products which have passed the tests specified by ACPO Secured by Design.
Designing out Crime
Being inherently linked to the governments planning objective of creating secure, quality places where people wish to live and work, Secured by Design has been cited as a key model in the Office of Deputy Prime Minister's guide 'Safer Places - The Planning System & Crime Prevention' and in the Home Office's 'Crime Reduction Strategy 2008-11'.
The title Secured by Design and the related logos are registered as UK Trademarks owned by ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives Limited, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England 3816000.
More information can be found at the the Secure By Design website