d. Pharmacies and their storage areas will be provided with both interior and
exterior lighting of sufficient intensity to enable visual surveillance by security forces,
duty officers, or other designated persons. Normally, security checks should be at times
other than when the pharmacy is open for business or when it is occupied. Particular
attention will be directed to doors, windows, and other possible points of entry. All
entrance doors will be locked at all times other than duty hours. All instances of
suspected theft, loss, illegal entry, open or unlocked facilities or containers, and other
incidents of a suspicious origin will be reported immediately to military police and
designated authorities. Surveillance will be maintained until responding personnel
arrive at the scene.
e. Theft, loss, recovery, or mismanagement of controlled medical substances
and other medically sensitive items will be reported in accordance with the provisions of
f. Intrusion detection systems (IDS) will be provided for all medical center
(MEDCEN) and medical department activity (MEDDAC) pharmacies.
(1) These systems are capable of detecting and reporting directly to an
alarm monitoring station. These systems can usually detect:
(a) Attempts of unauthorized entry through windows and doors.
(b) Attempts to forcibly penetrate walls, ceilings, or floors by battering,
sawing, cutting, burn-barring, torching, or other means.
Intruder's motions within the protected area.
(d) Attempts to touch or tamper with metal safes, cabinets, or other
items containing controlled medical substances.
(2) The intrusion detection systems, at a minimum, will be provided at least
two types of sensors to meet minimum requirements for a storage area, a means of the
alarm's sounding at a supporting police agency from which an armed response force
can be immediately dispatched, and electrically supervised circuitry between the two. If
the substances are entirely within a container, the container itself may be protected by a
capacitance detector instead of a balanced magnetic switch on the door. When
construction is not of the quality described in paragraph 2-4, considerations should be
given to installing more sophisticated IDS devices, such as vibration detectors or
the IDS, including instructions for maintaining an accurate IDS log, will be initiated.