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NCJ Number: 10809 Find in a Library
Title: ALARM SYSTEMS AND THEFT PREVENTION
Author(s): T L WEBER
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 403
Sponsoring Agency: Security World Publishing Co, Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Security World Publishing Co, Inc
2639 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DETAILS OF THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF NUMEROUS BURLARIES ARE RELATED TO DEMONSTRATE HOW THEFT HAPPENS AND THE VARIOUS MEANS BY WHICH IT CAN BE PREVENTED.
Abstract: 'THINK LIKE A THIEF!' IS THE BASIC PREMISE OF ALARM SYSTEMS AND THEFT PREVENTION. THE ECONOMICS OF ALARM SYSTEM CHOICE ARE EXPLAINED AS ARE THE PROBLEMS OF POLICE-CONNECTED ALARMS, THE TYPES OF SAFES WHICH CAN PREVENT SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS, AND THE PROS AND CONS OF THE PROPRIETARY ALARM LOCATED ON THE PREMISES. A SEPARATE CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO DESCRIBING THE ROLE OF THE UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORIES AND WHAT UL-CERTIFICATION ON AN ALARM SYSTEM MEANS. TOP-SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED WITH THE METHODS BY WHICH THEY ARE BEING DEFEATED AND THE COUNTERMEASURES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AGAINST SUCH METHODS. OTHER TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE THE PREVENTION OF THEFT DURING A BUSINESS'S OPEN HOURS, THE CAREER BURGLAR, AND HOW TO CHOOSE AN ALARM CONTRACTOR. WRITTEN IN NON-TECHNICAL TERMS, THIS BOOK HAS BOTH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Alarm system technical information; Burglary; Citizen crime precautions; Crime specific countermeasures; False alarms; Locks; Theft offenses
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