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NCJ Number: 120009 Find in a Library
Title: Robbery, Responses and the Future (From Armed Robbery: Proceedings of a Seminar Held 22-24 March 1988, P 111-118, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-119997)
Author(s): B MacRae
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: As a result of increased crime rates and lack of police resources, there has been a rapid growth in provision of services by the private security industry.
Abstract: The installation of alarm systems and security services by organizations and citizens is becoming more popular. The theory that electronics supporting physical barriers acts as a deterrent and detector is the main thrust of security marketing. However, there are problems associated with the installation and use of these systems, and chief among these is the number of false alarms that occur. The police, public, and environment suffer when the number of false activations are viewed against the effectiveness of alarm systems. The type of response that an alarm generates is an important part of an intrusion system. Unless the response is appropriate to the circumstances at hand, the investment in an alarm detection system will not be effective.
Main Term(s): Security systems
Index Term(s): Armed robbery; Australia; Crime in foreign countries; Privatization
Note: For microfiche, see NCJ-119997.
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