The Division of Physical Security Management (DPSM) was established to ensure that physical and engineering security initiatives at all NIH facilities work in concert with the Security and Emergency Response (SER) Divisions to provide the most secure environment possible for the NIH community. The DPSM is responsible for verifying that all NIH facilities, owned or leased, are compliant with federally mandated physical security requirements and that approved security systems mitigate both current and emerging threats. DPSM ensures that security is an integral part of the planning and design for all construction/renovation projects. Our team coordinates security systems and equipment installation and operations at all NIH owned and leased facilities.
Physical security systems include but are not limited to access control devices such as card readers, biometric devices, security lighting, electronic surveillance and video recording systems, intrusion detection, blast mitigation techniques, pedestrian and vehicle barriers, facility and perimeter protection measures and other specialized security systems.