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NCJ Number: 32824 Find in a Library
Title: PROTECTION OF PROPERTY AGAINST CRIME
Author(s): J BUNTING
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, Ltd
Folkestone, Kewt, England
Sale Source: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, Ltd
Warner House
Folkestone, Kewt,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE AUTHOR STATES THAT PREVENTION IS THE BEST THEFT CONTROL MEASURE, AND THAT INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE AND IMAGINATION PROVIDE THE BEST PROTECTIVE MEASURES, SINCE STANDARD DEVICES ARE FAMILIAR TO EXPERIENCED THIEVES.
Abstract: THIEVES AND THEIR METHODS ARE DESCRIBED, SO THAT THE READER CAN FAMILIARIZE HIMSELF WITH THE 'ENEMY'. BASIC HOME PROTECTION METHODS ARE REVIEWED, AND THE MOST SECURE DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS ARE IDENTIFIED. SIMPLE TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS PLACING BELLS ON EXTERIOR DOORS TO PREVENT SILENT ENTRY AND EGRESS, AND LOCKING OF INTERIOR DOORS ARE SAID TO DETER MANY THIEVES. UNUSUAL, BATTERY POWERED ALARMS CAN BE ASSEMBLED AND INSTALLED BY THE WARY CONSUMER AND ARE DIFFICULT TO DETECT AND CIRCUMVENT. ALERTNESS AND A FEW SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS CAN FOIL PICKPOCKETS AND PURSE SNATCHERS. BUSINESS PROTECTION METHODS ARE OUTLINED. CAR THEFT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY PREVENTED BY DISCONNECTING THE CAR'S ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. FINALLY, INSURANCE IS SUGGESTED AS A SUPPLEMENTARY PRECAUTION.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Business security; Crime prevention measures; Criminal methods; Larceny/Theft; Locks; Motor Vehicle Theft; Property crimes; Residential security
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