Introduction. Material in this section is taken from
Army TM 5-583-1. Analysts familiar with this document may prefer
to use it to develop security glazing design criteria.
Objective. The objective of this procedure for the
security glazing selection process is to define glazing system
selection criteria. The criteria describe assets associated with
a facility, the threat to the assets, the level to which the
assets are to be protected against the threat, and any
constraints to the glazing system selection. Figure D-1 shows
the components of the glazing system criteria. Including
security requirements with project criteria allows security to be
addressed at the start of the project and to be integrated into
the total design efficiently and cost-effectively.
Priority. Security requirements comprise only one
component of a project criteria package and receive different
emphasis depending upon their priority in the project. For
example, if a facility is intended to provide maximum protection
for an asset, security may receive top priority. This may
necessitate modifications to other previously established
criteria. The analyst must consider how security fits into the
total project design and give it appropriate emphasis.