Physical Access Control Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Physical Access Control Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Physical Access Control related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Physical Access Control specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Physical Access Control Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 944 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Physical Access Control improvements can be made.

Examples of the 944 standard requirements:

  1. What is the process for physical access authorization?
  2. How is the initial security control baseline selected?
  3. Are all exterior doors equipped with intrusion alarms?
  4. Does the security alarm system have a duress facility?
  5. What are the policies and processes for remote access?
  6. What type of security access control systems is used?
  7. Under what conditions are compensating controls used?
  8. How is access and use of systems utilities monitored?
  9. Has a risk assessment been conducted on the systems?
  10. What type of security access control system is used?
  11. What is the future of integration in access control?
  12. Does the storage area have fire detection equipment?
  13. What facility areas have/require controlled access?
  14. Is access to mechanical areas similarly controlled?
  15. Can your access control system support smart cards?
  16. What is the process for developing access controls?
  17. Are electronic access control devices being used?
  18. How are the access control system logs collected?
  19. Do you have change control and backup procedures?
  20. Does the facility have an intrusion alarm system?
  21. Additional physical security and access control?
  22. What areas require additional restricted access?
  23. Where is the IDS alarm monitor station located?
  24. How frequently are user access rights reviewed?
  25. Who is responsible for the key control system?
  26. Is physical access to the routers controlled?
  27. What access control system equipment is used?
  28. What is your rule-based access control model?
  29. Is there a document control program in place?
  30. Is customer segregation implemented securely?
  31. Are users required to sign access agreements?
  32. Is access to high security areas controlled?
  33. Which information is part of an audit trail?
  34. Is internal access to the roof controlled?
  35. Why the race to standards-based solutions?
  36. What are your intrusion detection systems?
  37. Why is physical access control important?
  38. Do you use third party service providers?
  39. Can you track all of your data instances?
  40. Where should access control be located?
  41. Does the facility have emergency plans?
  42. How is user access to data determined?
  43. Which standards apply to your systems?
  44. How is access controlled after hours?
  45. How many legacy systems are in place?
  46. Does your team need special training?
  47. How can you improve access control?
  48. How does your security team engage?
  49. Who is responsible for key control?
  50. Are systems patched appropriately?
  51. Does the cost justify the benefit?
  52. Is a key-control system in effect?
  53. Where does customer data reside?
  54. Are access reports generated?
  55. Do all employees have badges?
  56. Who is the Safety supervisor?
  57. Is there emergency lighting?
  58. When can access be granted?
  59. Is the safe(s) kept locked?
  60. What type of locks is used?
  61. Is the system tested daily?
  62. How long are logs kept for?
  63. Can a person be a barrier?
  64. Has it ever been audited?
  65. How strong should it be?
  66. Are lights on all night?
  67. Are vehicles inspected?
  68. Are keys signed for?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Physical Access Control book in PDF containing 944 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Physical Access Control self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Physical Access Control Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Physical Access Control areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Physical Access Control Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Physical Access Control projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Physical Access Control Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Physical Access Control project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: Are unusual uses of organization funds investigated?

  2. Risk Management Plan: Do benefits and chances of success outweigh potential damage if success is not attained?

  3. Cost Management Plan: Is there anything unique in this Physical Access Control projects scope statement that will affect resources?

  4. Activity Attributes: How difficult will it be to complete specific activities on this Physical Access Control project?

  5. Human Resource Management Plan: Are actuals compared against estimates to analyze and correct variances?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Has a provision been made to reassess Physical Access Control project risks at various Physical Access Control project stages?

  7. Scope Management Plan: Are the existing and future without-plan conditions reasonable and appropriate?

  8. Procurement Audit: Are advance payments to employees properly authorized and controlled?

  9. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Detailed schedules which support control account and work package start and completion dates/events?

  10. Procurement Audit: Did the additional works introduce minor or non-substantial changes to performance, as described in the contract documents?

Step-by-step and complete Physical Access Control Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Physical Access Control project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Physical Access Control project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Physical Access Control project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Physical Access Control project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Physical Access Control project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Physical Access Control project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Physical Access Control project with this in-depth Physical Access Control Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Physical Access Control projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Physical Access Control and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Physical Access Control investments work better.

This Physical Access Control All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.