Mesh openings will not be covered, blocked, or laced with material
which would prevent a clear view of personnel, vehicles, or material in outer
perimeter zones or areas. In those instances where the commanding officer
determines obscuration to be more advantageous for protecting assets within
the fenced area, a request for waiver or exception must be submitted. See
Initial Barrier Design. When developing the design of security
fencing, gates, barriers, and guard facilities, begin with the general design
requirements contained in the appropriate OPNAVINST for the type of restricted
area involved. Make an on-site inspection of the facility and area involved
in the design. During the on-site inspection and during subsequent review,
What types of walls or fences are present, their condition,
and their adequacy to meet the design requirements specified in this handbook.
Proximity of protected area to public property.
Location and isolation of storage facilities.
Sensitivity of protected materials, mission, and personnel.
How the newly designed security barrier will best integrate
with the existing surroundings.
The desirability or requirement for Intrusion Detection
System (IDS) sensors along the perimeter, or the need for Close Circuit
The extent of local criminal activity and the protected
area's vulnerability to that activity.
What, if any, local building codes or ordinances regulate
construction or upgrades of the perimeter barrier system contemplated.
Any legal requirement to define the boundary of the
The need to make an engineering analysis to determine the
stability of the soil.
Safety and fire protection regulations.