Prototypical Entry Control Facility
Another important consideration during the design is to anticipate how the concept of
operations may change over time. Currently, armed guards conduct most access control
procedures. However, there is a significant effort underway to identify ways in which
technology can be utilized to reduce the demand for manpower, while insuring an adequate
level of security. The procedures and conceptual layouts provided in this guidance were
developed considering the current operational concepts while including the necessary
infrastructure to support potential components of automation that are anticipated in the future.
Careful coordination between the designer, installation, region, and OPNAV N34 will be
required to monitor changes in the technology available and adjust the infrastructure design
6.1 Basis of Design for Prototype ECF
The prototype layout provided is designed to illustrate the concepts presented previously.
This ECF was designed to support authorized and visitor POV, government vehicles, and trucks
and is presented in Appendix 1. The prototype ECF has the following basis of design and
It is assumed that trucks are inspected at a separate facility (no parking or significant
queue provided for the trucks), however the possibility of errant drivers warrants the
inclusion of a separate lane to process the trucks and provide the proper turning radii
to reject trucks which are denied access.
Visitor vehicles are directed into the truck lane due to the likelihood of increased
processing time and to support future automation of visitor vehicle processing
Vehicles to be inspected during periods of random inspection are to be directed to the
visitor/truck lane. An early and late turn off to that area is provided to facilitate
these procedures. The late inspection could alternatively be accomplished with a pull-
Space is reserved in the truck/visitor lane for the installation of mobile inspection
equipment, such as X-ray or Ion detection, which may be provided in the future to
facilitate random inspections at the entry control point. An example of mobile
inspection equipment is illustrated in Figure 6.1. This space may also be utilized in the
future for a visitor control center if visitor processing is handled at the ECF in the future
in lieu of a central pass office.
The access control zone is designed based on identification procedures conducted by
security personnel, or alternatively, automated identification equipment and traffic
control devices may be installed. During manual operation by security personnel, the
access control zone is designed for tandem processing. In addition, one lane is
designed to be reversible to increase the number of lanes available during periods of
The design supports the minimum of two required rejection points from the ECF. One
prior to the central identification area and one following.