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Title: ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
Author(s): M C DIMEO
Corporate Author: Cardkey Systems
Division of Greer Hydraulics
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 77
Sponsoring Agency: Cardkey Systems
Chatsworth, CA 91311
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL WITH CASE HISTORIES GIVEN TO SHOW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS KIND OF MONITORING.
Abstract: EACH YEAR AT LEAST 20 PERCENT OF TOTAL CORPORATE PROFITS IN THE U.S. ARE LOST TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AT A COST OF ABOUT $44 BILLION, FOR 1976. EMPLOYEE CRIME ACCOUNTS FOR PERHAPS 80 PERCENT OF THESE LOSSES. MOST EMPLOYEE CRIME IS THEFT RELATED. EFFECTIVE SECURITY MEASURES CAN AID IN PREVENTING THESE LOSSES. CONTEMPORARY ACCESS CONTROL DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS SUCH AS IN PARKING CONTROL OR BUILDING ENTRY ARE DETAILED AND THEIR ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF SECURITY EXPLAINED. THE CARDKEY SYSTEM, WITH MANY VARIATIONS TO MEET PARTICULAR NEEDS, IS DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. THE SYSTEMS INCLUDE MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC MECHANICAL CARD EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMABLE CARDS, CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER-BASED CENTRAL CONTROL AND ACCESS SYSTEMS. CASE STUDIES, WITH ACCOMPANYING PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATE THE VERSATILITY OF THE KINDS OF SYSTEMS IN WELL KNOWN COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES. SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS OF EQUIPMENT, AND A GLOSSARY OF TERMS COMPLETE THE TEXT. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Computer privacy and security; Facility security; Hospital security; Industrial security; Personnel identification systems; Security systems
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