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Publication date: 1 June 2023

Edward Ayebeng Botchway, Kofi Agyekum, Hayford Pittri and Anthony Lamina

This study explores the importance of and vulnerabilities in deploying physical access control (PAC) devices in a typical university setting.

Abstract

Purpose

This study explores the importance of and vulnerabilities in deploying physical access control (PAC) devices in a typical university setting.

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopts face-to-face and telephone interviews. This study uses a semi-structured interview guide to solicit the views of 25 interviewees on the subject under consideration. Qualitative responses to the interview are thematically analyzed using NVivo 11 Pro analysis application software.

Findings

The findings reveal five importance and seven vulnerabilities in the deployment of PAC devices in the institution. Key among the importance of deploying the devices are “prevent unwanted premise access or intrusions,” “prevent disruptions to university/staff operations on campus” and “protect students and staff from outside intruders.” Key among the identified vulnerabilities are “tailgating”, “delay in emergent cases” and “power outage may affect its usage.”

Originality/value

This study offers insight into a rare area of study, especially in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Furthermore, the study contributes to the state-of-the-art importance and vulnerabilities in deploying PAC devices in daily human activities. The study is valuable in that it has the potential to establish a foundation for future studies that may delve into investigating issues associated with the deployment of PAC devices.

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Frontiers in Engineering and Built Environment, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2634-2499

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Publication date: 1 February 1969

Elsewhere in this issue we review the First (Interim) Report of the Joint Survey of Pesticide Residues in Foodstuffs, published by the Association of Public Analysts (Editor: Mr…

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Elsewhere in this issue we review the First (Interim) Report of the Joint Survey of Pesticide Residues in Foodstuffs, published by the Association of Public Analysts (Editor: Mr. D. G. Forbes, B.Sc., F.R.I.C.). The Scheme, planned with meticulous care and executed with the best spirit of co‐operation, sets a pattern for this type of investigation; there are other problems which could be studied in the same manner. Such a response from the bodies representing the major local authorities of the country and their food and drugs administrations—inspectors, food sampling officers, public analysts—is evidence of the concern felt over this particular form of contamination of food. It constitutes a public health problem of world‐wide dimensions. The annual reports of public analysts show that many are examining foods outside the Survey lists now that gas/liquid chromatography, spectroscopy and other highly refined methods of analysis are available to them.

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British Food Journal, vol. 71 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 June 1996

Georges M. Fadel and Chuck Kirschman

Rapid prototyping systems are controlled by a computer which uses the CAD representation to build parts according to an additive plane layering process. The computer controls a…

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Rapid prototyping systems are controlled by a computer which uses the CAD representation to build parts according to an additive plane layering process. The computer controls a laser beam or a print head, or any process that leads to the formation of a slice of a part using resins, powders, paper, wax or other materials. The original CAD representation is translated into commands to drive the process, and accuracy issues will make or break these emerging technologies. It is therefore important to understand where the errors stem from, what are the issues associated with the software representation formats, and how to minimize or eliminate these errors. Presents a summary of CAD to RP software formats, and explains the accuracy issues associated with the selected representation. Discusses improvements that can be obtained by process modifications.

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Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2546

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