Office and Office Building Security 2nd Ed.

Ed San Luis, Louis A. Tyska, Lawrence J. Fennelly

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994, 250 pages

ISBN: 0-7506-9487-4

Keywords: Information Security

Last modified: Aug. 6, 2021, 5:40 p.m.

Office and Office Building Security, Second Edition, is the first book of its type to address issues ranging from violence in the workplace to breaking and entering.  As a working guide for administrators, property managers and security personnel, this up-to-date second edition is devoted exclusively to total office security programs, including training the businessperson to be responsive to the "foreseeability" issues emerging in the court system. This book examines not only the problems of violence and crime, but also the dynamics involved in their prevention. Hundreds of professional secrets for keeping employees and complexes safe are discussed, providing the background to create a safe and secure workplace, regardless of location, size, and number of employees.

  1. Robbery, Larceny, Burglary, and Access Control
    • Appendix I: Burglary Prevention
    • Appendix II: Reduce Your Crime Vulnerability
  2. Security for the Open Office Building
    • Appendix I: Crime Watchers Can Reduce Crime
    • Appendix II: How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of an Attacker
  3. After-Hours Burglary
    • Appendix I: Methods of Attacking a Safe
  4. Key Control
    • Appendix I: Key Control and Lock Security Checklist
  5. Intrusion Alarms
  6. Lighting
  7. The Threat of Fire
    • Appendix I: Education and Building Safety
    • Appendix II: Fire Safety
  8. Bomb and Physical Security Planning
    • Appendix I: Suspect Package Alert
    • Appendix II: Bomb Threat Checklist
  9. The Lines of Defense
  10. Developing the Security Function
  11. Trade Secrets and Industrial Spies
    • Appendix I: State Laws that Permit Consensual Recording
    • Appendix II: Paper Shredding and Recycling
  12. Computer Security
    • Appendix I: Ten Steps Toward Increased Computing and Data Security
    • Appendix II: Computer Viruses
    • Appendix III: Hacking
  13. The Thief You Pay
  14. Drugs in the Workplace
    • Appendix I: Testing Hair for Illicit Drug Use
  15. Building Factors
    • Appendix I: Thirteen Steps You Should Be Aware of to Avoid Becoming a Victim
  16. Management's Responsibility
  17. The Security Survey
  18. Equipment for Security
  19. The Security Operation
  20. Strikes
    • Appendix I: Internal Relations
  21. Domestic Violence, Rape, and Sexual Harrassment


Office and Office Building Security

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Decent ****** (6 out of 10)

Last modified: Nov. 14, 2008, 12:46 p.m.

A reference book about security, especially physical security. Interesting.


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