United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Intrusion Detection Systems and Subsystems: Technical Information for NRC Licensees (NUREG-1959)

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Manuscript Completed: November 2010
Date Published: March 2011

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Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This report provides information relative to designing, installing, testing, maintaining, and monitoring intrusion detection systems (IDSs) and subsystems used for the protection of facilities licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It contains information on the application, use, function, installation, maintenance, and testing parameters for internal and external IDSs and subsystems, including information on communication media, assessment procedures, and monitoring. This information is intended to assist licensees in designing, installing, employing, and maintaining IDSs at their facilities.

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