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NCJ Number: 136905 Find in a Library
Title: Effective Physical Security: Design, Equipment, and Operations
Editor(s): L J Fennelly
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 302
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-9390-8
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 13 papers explain the design, equipment, and operation of an effective physical security system and present the latest information on environmental design, the use of locks, security lighting, and guard force operations.
Abstract: Individual chapters explain the five levels of physical security, the essential security measures for each level, the security plan, and steps involved in working with architects to design security. The components and steps involved in a security survey, physical barriers, and the role of locks in the systems approach to security are also detailed. Further chapters explain the selection and use of safes, vaults, and accessories; security lighting; alarm systems; closed circuit television; and access control and personal identification systems. Additional chapters focus on the operations of a security guard force, fire detection and alarm systems, and overall security management and loss control. Photographs, diagrams, tables, checklists, sample surveys, forms, glossaries, index, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Physical crime prevention; Security systems
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Lighting; Locks; Perimeter security
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