060-0026/01 – Methodology of physical safety of the enterprise (MFBP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HOL49 Ing. Věra Holubová, Ph.D.
SCU66 doc. Mgr. Ing. Radomír Ščurek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge and competencies that will enable them to organize knowledge of physical security, especially to be able to modify the protection of property and individuals, with emphasis on current technical and organizational solutions and methodology of physical security and scientific work.

Teaching methods

Other activities


The purpose of the course is to determine and differentiate the issue of physical security in companies requiring increased attention, such as airports and railways. The course includes current, changing legislation, standards, including the definition of new and existing facts related to the security policy of the company and the management of its protection. It also interprets variants and methods of attack and the relevant methodology of protection by technical, organizational and regime means, but also by the methodology of protection of classified and personal information. Students will be able to characterize and recognize elements of competitive intelligence of the company, they will master the security aspects of capacity and design issues, including queue management systems and methods of assessing the threat of soft targets.

Compulsory literature:

FAY, J., PATERSON, D. Contemporary Security Management. Oxford, 2018. ISBN 978-0-12-809281-1 PALMITE, A. R.: Securities Regulation: Examples & Explanations, Aspen Publ, 2017, ISBN13 (EAN): 978-14-5488-130-8 ŠČUREK,R., MARŠÁLEK, D.: Režimová a administrativní ochrana civilního letiště. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., Brno, 2014, 978-80-7204-882-3, vědecká monografie, ŠČUREK,R., MARŠÁLEK, D.: Technologie fyzické ochrany civilního letiště. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., Brno, 2014, 978-80-7204-862-5, vědecká monografie

Recommended literature:

BHUSHAM, N. I., KANWAL, R. Strategic Decision Making: Applying the Analytic Heirarchy Process. Londýn: Springer – Verlag, 2004. 200 s. ISBN 1-8523375-6-7. BRABEC, F., LÁTAL, I., MUSIL, R., PILNÝ, I., URBAN, M., VEJLUPEK, T.: Bezpečnost pro firmu, úřad, občana, nakladatelství Public History, Praha, 2001. FRYŠAR, M. a kolektiv: Bezpečnost pro manažery, podnikatele a politiky, nakladatelství Public History ve spolupráci s Českou asociací bezpečnostních manažerů, Praha, 2006. UHLÁŘ, J.: Technická ochrana objektů 1.-3. díl, Policejní akademie ČR, Praha 2005.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit - credit test. Exam - written and oral form. Elaboration of assigned works on selected topics, participation in the exercise at least 80%, submission of seminar papers assigned by the leader of the exercise in the prescribed format, passing written tests. Absence from class apologizes in advance.


Other requirements

Elaboration of assigned works on selected topics, participation in exercises, 20% non-participation can be excused, submission of seminar papers assigned by the leader of the exercises in the prescribed format, passing written tests. Absence from class apologizes in advance.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Defining the security policy of the company and security management of the organization. Business protection structure; methods of assessing the safety of the object. Segments of physical protection of the company. 2. Assessing the protection of the company from a structural and procedural point of view. Zoning and methods for quantification of human factor failure in company security and residual risk. 3. Safety culture in physical protection, typology of corporate culture, applied mind map, graphic modeling of danger and Pareto's principle of repression and prevention in business protection. 4. Capacity issues to ensure security in the company. Static and dynamic capacity of connectors, processors and reservoirs, capacity peaks, economic aspect of capacity solutions. 5. The concept of prevention and methodology of business protection as a soft target, comparison with the so-called hard targets, Crowd safety management (crowd safety management) and application to selected objects (airport, school). 6. Sociological and prognostic methods used in physical security, case studies and statistics of the periphery of the company. Techniques for prioritizing criteria while minimizing physical security risk. 7. Methodology of scientific work and solution of professional problems in physical security in general. Use of linguistic interpretation in legal security interpretation. 8. Economic aspect of company protection; synergistic, dysergic and domino effect in the security of the company, the influence of legal regulations on the security economy, care of a proper manager and violation of rules in the management of company assets, identification of assets and the ALARP / ALARA rule in the company. 9. Fraudulent conduct in the company; audits, penetration test and integrity tests in the company, the phenomenon of clientelism, nepotism, protectionism, corruption and legalization of proceeds from crime and cases of corruption, criminal liability, whistleblower. 10. Methodology of competitive intelligence in the company, mystery shopping, vetting, information protection and space of special importance in the company, personnel preemployment screening, pitfalls. 11. Design issues of security, advanced perimeter security stations, labyrinth inputs, protection against the domino effect of processors, connectors and reservoirs in the company. Queue management - queue management system and queue theory. 12. Systems of access control to the company, identification, authorization and verification of employees and visitors to the company, RFID, biometrics and biometric technologies in the security practice of the company. Typing, questioning, observing and profiling a potential offender in the company.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  10
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80%

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2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering ŘBS P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering ŘBS K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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