Industrial Security


  • David L Berger

A basic text on general security techniques, this book emphasizes the philosophical, moral and ethical responsibilities of the security officer, along with the elements of various specialties within the field.This book is designed for not only the beginning student, but for ambitious security personnel seeking advancement and directors training staff in the field.It is important for security personnel, in this age of the computer, to understand the background and basic elements of security procedures. It is also important to understand this philosophy in order to develop programs which may be used in defending against charges of "inadequate security" in civil litigation.This book is an update of a beginning text which has been used successfully in colleges and universities for twenty years. It updates the techniques of various specialties along with current technological approaches towards solving those security-related issues. It has left unchanged the philosophical, moral, and ethical approach to the security procedures, the abandonment of which has led to literally thousands of lawsuits against security departments and private guard companies, alleging "inadequate security" procedures, hiring and training.New technologies, in almost every subcategory of the security industry, have changed the profession forever. Computers have assumed much of the performance formerly conducted by both trained and untrained security officers. Skills have changed to a degree where knowledge is determined by one's level of computer awareness. This book presents many of those new techniques and developments.
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Professionals - the working security officer, security directorsPrivate training institutionsSecurity department libraries, for training purposesNew students at the college and university level


Book information

  • Published: February 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7139-2


Berger achieves his goal of providing a valuable resource to anyone interested in learning why they do what they do. . . .this edition is updated while retaining its emphasis on fundamentals. Berger includes thought-provoking review questions at the end of each chapter. . . Berger provides valuable insight, an important training tool, and a useful resource. -Security Management

Table of Contents

Part I: IntroductionThe Evolution of SecurityDeveloping A Proprietary Security ProgramPart II: Organizing For SecuritySecurity Organization and Staffing Duties and ResponsibilitiesSecurity Uses of PhotographySecurity Office and FacilitiesSecurity RelationshipsPart III: Internal ControlsAccess ControlPersonnel ClearanceDocument ControlFire Prevention and ControlEmergency and Disaster PlanningTheft and Pilferage ControlsRetail Security by Charles A.SennewaldPart IV: External Threats and Special ProblemsPerimeter and Exterior ProtectionExecutive Protection and TerrorismSpecific Crime ProblemsPart V: Electronic Aids in SecurityClosed Circuit TelevisionCommunications SystemsAlarmsAutomatic Access ControlPart VI: Security and SocietySecurity Authority: Theory and PracticeNew Directions in SecurityWe Never Thought It Would Happen Here: Preventing Workplace Violence by Steve Kaufer and Jug W. MattmanPrivate Security Faces High Technology Crimes by Sanford SherizenAppendixBibliography