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NCJ Number: 32735 Find in a Library
Title: MODEL SECURITY CODE FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS
Author(s): O NEWMAN; S JOHNSTON
Corporate Author: Institute for Community Design Analysis
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 91
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Institute for Community Design Analysis
New York, NY 10003
Sale Source: Institute for Community Design Analysis
835 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MODEL SECURITY CODE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE PLANNERS AND MUNICIPAL CODE ADMINISTRATORS WITH A STRUCTURED, ANNOTATED SET OF SECURITY PROVISIONS WHICH CAN READILY BE ADDED TO EXISTING BUILDING CODES.
Abstract: VIRTUALLY EVERY AMERICAN MUNICIPALITY HAS A BUILDING CODE: A SET OF REGULATIONS SPECIFYING STANDARDS OF SAFETY FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF LEGAL JURISDICTION. ONLY A FEW MUNICIPALITIES, HOWEVER, HAVE INTRODUCED CRIMINAL SAFETY PROVISIONS IN THEIR CODES. THIS MODEL SECURITY CODE PROPOSES SECURITY REGULATIONS IN THE AREAS OF SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF DWELLINGS, CONTROLS ON ACCESS AND EGRESS, BUILDING LIGHTING, ELEVATOR DESIGN, DOOR CONSTRUCTION, DOOR HARDWARE, WINDOW CONSTRUCTION, AND WINDOW HARDWARE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Crime prevention measures; Environmental design; Facility security; Model law; Physical crime prevention; Residential security; Security; Security codes and ordinances
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