Glossary

ACS

Access Control System

BIM

Building Information Modelling – A process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional built asset characteristics.

BMS

Building Management System.

BRE

Building Research Establishment – An independent, impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in the built environment.
https://www.bregroup.com/

BREEAM

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method – Helps clients measure and reduce the environmental impacts of their buildings.

BS 7958

Code of practice for CCTV management and operation.

BS62676

Video surveillance systems for use in security applications.

CAD

Computer Aided Design – The use of computers to design objects.

CBRN

Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear.

CCTV

Closed Circuit Television
Most video surveillance systems no longer operate as a ‘closed circuit’, but the term is still extensively used to indicate the presence or need of a video surveillance system.

Code for Sustainable Homes

A legacy environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes.

CPNI

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) protects national security by providing protective security advice on physical security, personnel security and cyber security/information assurance.

CPTED

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

CTSA

Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSA) are co-ordinated, trained and tasked by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), a specialist police organisation co-located with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

Designing out Crime Officer

A police crime prevention officer or civilian staff who manages Secured by Design applications, and advises crime risk and designing out crime advice for the built environment.

Guard Tour Management System

A guard tour system is a system / process for logging the rounds of employees in a variety of situations such as security guards patrolling property, technicians monitoring climate-controlled environments, and correctional officers.

HQM

Home Quality Mark – A UK standard for new homes, published by BRE, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs.

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

HVM

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation – The process for protecting potential assets from vehicle-borne threats ranging from vandalism to VBIED attacks by determined criminals or terrorists.

Invacuation

Moving people to an internal space in an emergency.

ISO 11064

The definition detailing ergonomic principles, recommendations and requirements for the design of workstations found in security control rooms.

ISO 22341

Security and resilience. Protective security. Guidelines for crime prevention through environmental design.

IWA 14

An impact test standard measuring performance outcome vehicle impact resistance. This is very similar to PAS68 accredited products that have been correctly installed to PAS69 requirements.

JTAC

Joint Terrorism Advice Centre

M&E

Mechanical and Electrical

MTFA

Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack.

NaCTSO

National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), a specialist police organisation co-located with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

NVR

Network Video Recorder

PAS 97

A Publicly Accessible Specification (PAS) for guidance on mail screening.

PAS 1192-5

A Publicly Accessible Specification (PAS) for security-minded Building Information Modelling (BIM), digital built environments and smart asset management.

PBIED

Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device – An improvised explosive device placed upon a persons body and then detonated.

PMRS

Private Mobile Radio System.

PSIM

Physical Security Information Management

RIBA

Royal Institute of British Architects

RSES

Register of Security Engineers and Specialists – A register of independently assessed members that is open to engineers, applied scientists and specialists who focus their knowledge on securing the built environment and infrastructure.

SABRE

Security Assurance by BRE. Accreditation process for the identification, management and subsequent formulation of appropriate mitigation strategies against any anticipated or perceived security risks throughout the design, construction, and operations phases of development, in alignment with HEA06 BREEAM ‘Safety and Security’ New Construction 2018.
https://www.bregroup.com/sabre/

Scope Gap Analysis

A technique that businesses use to determine what steps need to be taken in order to move from its current state to its desired, future state. Also called need-gap analysis, needs analysis, and needs assessment.

Section 106

Developer contributions agreed as part of the planning process.

Secured by Design

A limited company that lists tested security products, and police initiative that seeks to encourage the construction industry to adopt crime prevention measures.

SNA

Security Needs Assessment. Procedure used to identify any perceived risks or threats, environmental cues and features that may affect the overall security of a development, and advise on suitable mitigation measures to mitigate against any such issues identified, in alignment with HEA06 ‘Safety and Security’ BREEAM New Construction 2014 & 2018.

Suitably Qualified Security Specialist

A consultant meeting the experience, qualification and membership requirements of the relevant BREEAM scheme.

TSCM

Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures – A service provided to detect the presence of technical surveillance devices and hazards and to identify technical security weaknesses that could aid in the conduct of a technical penetration of the surveyed facility.

VBIED

Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device – An improvised explosive device placed inside a car or other vehicle and then detonated.

VCOM

Voice Communication

VMS

Video Management System.

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