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Introduction to Business and Industrial Security and Loss Control: A Primer for Business, Private Security, and Law Enforcement, Second Edition 2008

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Raymond P. Siljander
Date Published
360 pages
Intended as a reference for professionals in the public and private sectors who deal with business and industrial security and loss control, as well as a textbook for college students, this second-edition prepares readers to implement protective measures for business and industrial operations based in a well-designed system in which components reinforce one another.
The first chapter provides an overview of loss-control issues. These include scientific and technological advances that have expanded the options and effectiveness of security measures, police and community crime prevention efforts, cost effective-loss control with limited resources, loss prevention versus loss reduction, efficient risk management, physical controls, vulnerability analysis, the systems approach, and system monitoring. Specific security issues addressed are employee theft, information security, and homeland security and the private sector. Chapter 2 focuses on physical and procedural security. This chapter identifies various physical barriers that, when properly chosen and implemented, deter opportunistic offenders and delay the attacks of determined criminals. The security procedures discussed are intended to direct the flow of legitimate traffic through established access points and focus security checks at these sites. The third chapter describes and discusses intrusion and fire alarms as well as security cameras. Chapter 4 considers the features and effective use of locking devices. The chapter advises that locks must be used in multiple lines of defense and in concert with other components of a security system. The fifth chapter reviews the characteristics and appropriate uses of safes, vaults, and file rooms, followed by a chapter on executive protection. The remaining four chapters focus on security threats from fire and hazardous materials, security management and leadership, and loss-control surveys and loss-control manager participation in planning for new construction and remodeling. Chapter figures and tables, appended supplementary information, and a subject index