DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, US ARMY ARMOR CENTER AND FORT KNOX
308 OLD IRONSIDES AVENUE, SUITE 224
FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY 40121-6164
ATTENTION OF: Expires 26 October 2011
IMSE-KNX-PMOP 26 October 2009
Commanders, All Units Reporting Directly to This Headquarters
Commanders, Fort Knox Partners in Excellence
Directors and Chiefs, Staff Offices/Departments, This Headquarters
SUBJECT: Fort Knox Policy Memo No. 17-09 - Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Installation
a. AR 190-13, The Army Physical Security Program, 30 September 1993.
b. AR 190-51, Security ofU nclassified Army Property (Sensitive and Nonsensitive),
30 September 1993.
c. AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives, 15 November
2. Purpose. To establish policy for new installation or modification of any existing Intrusion
Detection System (IDS)
3. Applicability. This policy applies to all facilities, units, and tenant units on Fort Knox.
4. General. A comprehensive physical security system detects aggressors and provides a means
to delay them until they can be intercepted by a response force. The IDS performs the detection
function in the comprehensive system and consists of the combination of electronic components,
including sensors, control units, transmission lines, and monitoring units capable of detecting
one or more types of intrusion into an area protected by the system. It may also include
electronic entry control devices and closed circuit television for alarm assessment. An IDS
includes both interior and exterior systems.
a. Before a work order is submitted, all requests for new installation or modification of any
existing IDS must be approved by the installation Physical Security Office.
SUBJECT: Fort Knox Policy Memo No. \7-09 - Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Installation
b. The Physical Security Office will ensure compatibility with the Integrated Commercial
Intrusion Detection System (ICIDS-III) that is currently utilized. The system will be a DOD-
standardized system or DA-approved commercial system.
c. The installation Physical Security Office is not responsible for funding proponent of new
installation or modification of existing IDS on Fort Knox.
d. The Physical Security Office will oversee hardware and software installation of the IDS
and make all necessary coordination with the military police response force.
6. Point of contact for all questions should be directed to the System Administrator, Integrated
Commercial Intrusion Detection, at (502) 624-1911.
FOR THE COMMANDER: