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NCJ Number: 162129 Find in a Library
Title: Technology and Private Security: What Does the Future Hold?
Journal: Journal of Security Administration  Volume:18  Issue:2  Dated:(December 1995)  Pages:1-9
Author(s): R H Moore Jr
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the devices, machines, chemicals, and techniques that are on the horizon for private security and are expected to be operational by the 21st century; the article also profiles the type of person who will be needed in the private security industry to use and direct the 21st century technology.
Abstract: Twenty-first century private security will involve the extensive use of technology to protect people and property. By the end of the first quarter of the next century, for the more important areas, perimeter protection will include in its arsenal invisible force fields that preclude entry of all unidentified persons. These fields will protect large outside areas and meet special indoor protective needs. Most security systems will be completely integrated to include access control; fire, personnel, and property protection; as well as protection of computer technology hardware, software, and the information it contains. Robots and microbots will be the most visible security protectors. Human security personnel must have the educational background and training necessary to prepare them to maintain and manage the highly technical and sophisticated protective security systems of the 21st century. 42 references
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Private police; Private security officer training; Security management; Security systems; Surveillance equipment
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