Industrial Security - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750671392, 9780080941004

Industrial Security

2nd Edition

Authors: David L Berger
eBook ISBN: 9780080941004
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750671392
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th April 1999
Page Count: 336
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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.

Key Features

  • Updated and current information
  • Retains philosophical, moral and ethical approach to security procedures
  • Three contributed articles from specialists in their individual fields


  • Professionals - the working security officer, security directors
  • Private training institutions
  • Security department libraries, for training purposes
  • New students at the college and university level

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
The Evolution of Security
Developing A Proprietary Security Program
Part II: Organizing For Security
Security Organization and Staffing
Duties and Responsibilities
Security Uses of Photography
Security Office and Facilities
Security Relationships
Part III: Internal Controls
Access Control
Personnel Clearance
Document Control
Fire Prevention and Control
Emergency and Disaster Planning
Theft and Pilferage Controls
Retail Security by Charles A.Sennewald
Part IV: External Threats and Special Problems
Perimeter and Exterior Protection
Executive Protection and Terrorism
Specific Crime Problems
Part V: Electronic Aids in Security
Closed Circuit Television
Communications Systems
Automatic Access Control
Part VI: Security and Society
Security Authority: Theory and Practice
New Directions in Security
We Never Thought It Would Happen Here: Preventing Workplace Violence by Steve Kaufer and Jug W. Mattman
Private Security Faces High Technology Crimes by Sanford Sherizen


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About the Author

David L Berger


"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

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