The use of integrated security systems based on the latest available technologies ensure high performance and functionality.

It is essential, however, that they are well designed, built and maintained in order to allow for constant security management of any given site. This means that all those involved in site security will be able to access the information all the time either through fixed consoles placed in remote as well as local control rooms, or via mobile terminals placed at any distance from the site. In this way, the operators are able to manage and control any critical or emergency event that may endanger the security of people and tangible or intangible property.

Security systems are also designed to follow given policies and procedures in order to allow for emergency management, service and business security, disaster recovery plans and related mitigation issues.

The aim of the course is to provide the concepts and the methodologies for security systems integration, illustrating and analyzing real systems that have been designed by the Instructor and which have been validated through presentations and discussions at various meetings and published in related international journals.

The method includes new generation systems which use the latest technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE), drones, and others. Applications of these systems have also been designed by the Instructor and will be analysed in the course.

The course is aimed not only at designers of integrated security systems, but also to all types of system engineers, system analysts, security managers, critical infrastructure managers, police and armed forces, and other security personnel. It is also of interest to researchers in universities and other organisations, as well as all others who wish to gain a better understanding of security systems integration.

Course Programme

Tuesday 11 July 2017:

  • Integrated security systems: introduction and composing elements (intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications networks, etc.).


Wednesday 12 July 2017:

  • System integration methods and techniques (logical security of supporting communications systems and networks; neural networks, genetic algorithms, genetic controllers, reliability analysis, resilience analysis, etc.); latest technologies for integrated security systems (IoT, IoE, Drones, etc.). Practical applications.


Thursday 13 July 2017:

  • Case studies based on the extensive experience of the Instructor in designing and building of integrated security systems.

Course Schedule

Each day is subdivided into four sessions and will commence at 9.00 am and finish at 5.00 pm.  Lunch break is from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm.  Coffee will be served during the breaks.  Please note that the course will start at 9.15 am on the first day.

Course Materials

The course fee includes all working materials, lunch, coffee, tea and all computer facilities used, where applicable.  The Institute reserves the right to make changes to the programme that may prove necessary.   


Course Presenter

Prof. Fabio Garzia, from SAPIENZA – University of Rome:

Professor of various subjects relating to security for the Engineering Master's program on Safety, Security and Civil Protection Engineering at SAPIENZA - University of Rome, as well as various other Masters and PhD programs at the same and other Universities, both in Italy and abroad.

Adjunct Professor at Wessex Institute of Technology (UK).

Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg, Austria).

Author of about 120 scientific papers on international journals and international and national conferences, reviewer for different international scientific journals and member of different Committees and Working Groups regarding security and ICT.

Author or Editor of 16 different books regarding security, both in Italian and English.

Member of Scientific Committee of different international conferences and co-Chairman of series of conferences “SAFE - Safety & Security Engineering” organized by SAPIENZA – University of Rome (Italy) and Wessex Institute of Technology (UK).

Member of Executive Committee of IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology.

Co-Editor of “International Journal of Safety & Security Engineering” (WIT Press, Boston).

Consultant, designer, construction manager and tester of physical/logical integrated security systems, ICT systems, installations etc. and for different security activities (risk analysis, reliability analysis, resilience analysis, impact analysis, disaster recovery, business and service continuity, emergency management, human factor, use and integration of new technologies for security, etc.) having worked or working for: Vatican City State, Presidency of Italian Republic, Senate of Italian Republic, Presidency of Council of Ministers of Italian Republic, Underground Laboratories of Institute of Nuclear Physics of Gran Sasso mountain, Italian Space Agency, High Speed Railway, High Security Sites, Airports, Ports, Railway Stations, different kind of Cultural Sites (Basilicas, Churches, Museums, Archaeological Areas, etc.), High Risk Industrial Sites, different Public and Private Companies, and others.


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