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2016 Edition, February 19, 2016

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Telecommunications Physical Network Security Standard

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2016 Edition, February 19, 2016
  • Published Date: February 19, 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  • Page Count: 48
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Standard covers the security of the telecommunications cables, pathways, spaces, and other elements of the physical infrastructure. This Standard includes design guidelines, installation practices, administration, and management. This Standard addresses guidelines for new construction as well as renovation of existing buildings. The Standard also provides installation guidelines for implementing security cabling systems for premise security systems with an integrated security approach.


This Standard specifies physical network security requirements and guidelines for the telecommunications infrastructure in customer owned premises. It also provides information that may be used for the design of physical network security system products that may be used for such premises.

The purpose of this Standard is to enable the planning and installation of physical network security systems that protect critical telecommunications infrastructure elements from theft, vandalism, intrusions, and unauthorized modifications. Installation of physical network security systems during building construction or renovation is significantly less expensive and less disruptive than after the building is occupied.

This Standard establishes minimum functional performance of different physical network security elements and also provides additional considerations to enhance the physical security of the telecommunications infrastructure.

The diversity of security products and systems currently available, coupled with the continual addition of new systems, means that there may be cases where limitations to desired functionality occur. When applying specific security systems to the telecommunications infrastructure, the user is cautioned to consult applicable standards, regulations, manufacturer guidelines, and system and service suppliers for applicability, limitations, and ancillary requirements.