Security Management

Security Management is a magazine covering loss prevention and security. Since it was founded in 1957, it is published monthly. The magazine is published by ASIS International.Subjects for Security Management include building management and maintenance. The editor-in-chief is Sherry Harowitz.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 11, November

An Updated UL Alarm Certification for DISP Contractors
For the past several months, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), in conjunction with the Defense Investigative Service (DIS), has been reviewing the alarm certification process for cleared defense contractors. Since the mid-1970s, the Industrial Security...
Armoring ATMs against Attack
ATM SAFETY AND SECURITY. What does it mean? Basically we are talking about providing a prudent and reasonable level of protection from criminal acts against ATM customers and service teams and safeguarding currency, deposits, facilities, and equipment....
Bomb Threat Preparedness: Defusing an Explosive Situation
Nowadays bomb threats should be a major concern to management in both private businesses and the government. Because of today's politically active climate, the protection of life and property can't be delegated solely to law enforcement and security....
Electronic Safe Locks: A New Current
AS YOU READ THIS, A FRUSTRATED person somewhere is trying for the third, fourth, maybe even the fifth time to dial a safe combination. "Just one more try," he tells himself, "and it will open." He's not a thief. He's at work, carrying out his daily...
Investigating Arson: Coping with Constitutional Constraints
ACCOUNTS FOR AN estimated 25 percent of fires in the States. This rate has been rising over the years, due in part to more and better-trained investigators who are able to determine arson in fires that an untrained investigator might classify as unknown...
Maximizing Security with Quality Assurance Programs
SINCE THE ATTACK ON THE US diplomatic mission in Kuwait in 1983, 400 similar attacks have been mounted abroad against US personnel and property. In 1988, for example, 44 assaults took place.(1) Are diplomatic missions properly protected against such...
Nabbing Assets before They're Eaten Up
You have gone through the full; legal process, won your clint's case, and obtained a substantial judgment. All you have to do is levy the assets of the other party and reap the rewards. But is it that easy? You've perfected your judgment, the opposing...
Picture-Perfect Strike Protection
PREPARING FOR AN ANTICIPATED work stoppage is a monumental task-one that involves many major and often costly decisions about problems that could seriously affect the future of the plant or company. One such decision is whether to involve an outside,...
Rural Surveillance: It's No Walk in the Woods
Rural Mason County, IL, May 7,1991, 7:35 am. The frantic barking of Bonkers, a pit bull terrier, awakened his owner, Cory Mead. Mead, a machinist at Wilcox Manufacturing, had been receiving disability benefits for 18 months. He rolled his 340-pound...
Success across America
ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL study on private security and public law enforcement relationships, cooperative programs between the private and public sectors emerged, beginning in the mid-1980s, at a faster pace than ever before.(*) Led by a relatively...
Surviving in the Oil Patch
CRISIS MANAGEMENT IS SOMEthing that is of far greater concern to a company like ours because it can bankrupt us if it is not handled well," explains Lorne Earle. He should know. He's the corporate security director of Petro-Canada-Canada's largest...
The Risk Where We Live
THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT CRIME exists in every society. Criminal behavior is so pervasive that some social theorists have asserted for various reasons that crime is actually "normal."(1) Nonetheless, even if crime is so prevalent that it may be expected,...
The Terrorist's Year in Review
The FBI is our hero in the battle against terrorism and the continual flood of bad news. According the bureau's report Terrorism in the United States 1990, terrorist incidents in the United States have dropped significantly in the past five years-from...
What Can You Ask?
THE PRESENT JOB MARKET IS SO competitive that some job applicants have turned to falsifying their credentials and employment histories. This has led employers to ask if they have the right to confirm whether a job applicant really obtained the degree...
When Your Boss Is a Crook
WHAT DO YOU DO IF THE MAN or woman you report to, the person who rates your performance and possibly directs your daily activities, is involved in illegal activities affecting your corporation? It could never happen, you say. Not my boss, you say !...
Who's Watching the Workplace? the Electronic Monitoring Debate Spreads to Capitol Hill
At an auto-parts factory in Ontario, 40 employees brought a lawsuit against their employer for having video cameras installed in their restrooms. A police undercover drug squad had installed the cameras for temporary surveillance because a Colombian...
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