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access control zone

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-07.2 ) An access zone is #2 of four zones with an access control point. The access control zone is the primary controlling element of the ACP and lies between the approach and response zones. This zone includes the gatehouse and the traffic management equipment used in support of the work of the access controllers. The purpose of the access control zone is to determine the authorization of the vehicle to enter the installation and, based on FPCON level requirements, verify the identity of individuals.

Broader Terms:

access control
Access Control Point
Force Protection

Related Terms:

Approach zone
Response zone
Safety zone

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