Many transportation agencies have experienced theft, vandalism, or other security breaches to intelligent transportation systems (ITS) field equipment. These situations often require costly equipment repairs and can result in significant disruption to operations. Some agencies have implemented physical security strategies for ITS field cabinets, shelters, and boxes such as changing out universal keys , electronic lock systems, and burying or high mounting boxes.
This ENTERPRISE research project is documenting best practices for protecting ITS field equipment from vandalism and security breaches. The focus of this effort is physical security of enclosures for ITS field equipment such as cabinets, shelters, and boxes.
The research team is gathering practices through review of published resources and interviews with transportation agencies. The project will then prepare a checklist of procedures and steps that transportation agencies can take to implement the best practices. Finally, one or more “model” performance specifications will be developed for use and adaptation by agencies for their specific needs.