Center for Army Lessons Learned - Thesaurus
CALL title banner

Access Control Point

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-07.2 ) The Access Control Point is the point at which a person desiring entrance to an installation is checked for authorization. At most control points all packages and vehicles are checked for security purposes. The ACP is divided into four separate zones; approach zone, access control zone, response zones, safety zone. The purpose of an ACP is to prevent unauthorized access to the installation while maximizing vehicular-traffic flow. This term is sometimes mistaken for entry control point. The difference between ACPs and entry control points (ECPs) is that ACPs are those points along an installation boundary that represent an initial security screening point for vehicles and, in some cases, pedestrians entering the installation or cantonment area. Those facilities or locations within the boundary of an installation that require restricted entry are referred to as ECPs. ECPs are generally located at airfields, ammunition supply points (ASPs), high-security areas, HQ complexes, and so forth. (ATTP 3-39.32) A corridor at the installation entrance through which all vehicles and pedestrians must pass when entering or exiting the installation.

Used For:

Protection WFF



Broader Terms:

access control
Electronic Security Systems
Force Protection
law enforcement
Military Traffic Management Command
mission essential vulnerable area
physical security
response force
sally port

Narrower Terms:

access control zone
Approach zone
closed circuit television
Response zone
roving patrol
Safety zone

Related Terms:

entry control point
roving patrol
sally port

CALL Homepage >> Thesaurus Last Updated: Sept 17, 2008