a term in computer networking and security: APZ = Asset Protection Zone

I am not sure, whether this is a known term in I.T. outside my customer’s premises – I thought I look it up anyway and bookmark it here.

An Asset Protection Zone (APZ) is often referred to as a fire protection zone and aims to protect human life, property and highly valued assets and values. It is a buffer zone between a bush fire hazard and buildings, which is managed progressively to minimise fuel loads and reduce potential radiant heat levels, flame, ember and smoke attack on life and property. …

An APZ consists of two areas:

  • Inner Protection Area, closest to buildings, incorporating the defendable space and for managing heat intensities at the building surface

  • Outer Protection Area, for reducing the potential length of flames by slowing the rate of spread, filtering embers and suppressing the crown fire


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