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NCJ Number: 149746 Find in a Library
Title: Office and Office Building Security, Second Edition
Author(s): E San Luis; L A Tyska; L J Fennelly
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-9487-4
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As a working guide for administrators, property managers, and security personnel for office buildings, this book discusses total office security programs, including training the businessperson to be responsive to the "foreseeability" issues emerging in the court system.
Abstract: The first chapter discusses the threat and patterns of robbery, larceny, and burglary for office buildings and provides suggestions for access control. A chapter on security for the open office building addresses pedestrian traffic and interior traffic, off-hours security, day- traffic control, and building security systems. Other topics considered in this chapter are communications, elevators, employee cooperation, stairwells, and office security systems. After-hours burglary is discussed in another chapter; subjects addressed include insurance, protection against entrance into the building, perimeter protection, and the protection of valuable property within the building. Chapters on particular security measures and threats focus on key control, intrusion alarms, lighting, the threat of fire, bomb and physical security planning, computer security, and trade secrets and industrial spies. Chapters on security threats posed by employees consider employee theft, the use of drugs in the workplace, and industrial spies. Other chapters on security topics consider lines of defense, development of the security function, building factors, management's responsibility for security, the security survey, strikes, security equipment, and security operations. The final chapter examines how the crimes of domestic violence, rape, and sexual harassment may impact office and office-building security. Subject index and chapter notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Bomb threats; Business security; Computer privacy and security; Employee theft; Fire emergency planning; Industrial espionage; Lighting; Office building security; Security systems; Substance abuse in the workplace
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