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. 34, No. 3, March

A Bull's-Eye Budget
YOU MAY FIRST HEAR OF THE new wing planned for your facility when your boss walks in and says, "We intend to add a new wing onto this building. Work with the facilities people and see if you can get me some preliminary ideas and figures in the next...
And the Winner Is
THE FIGHT FOR MARKET PREFerence between the tube camera and the solid-state camera is ending. The solid-state camera, which has demonstrated that it is more cost-effective and technologically superior to the tube camera, is the winner and overwhelming...
Are We a Hair's Breadth from Disaster?
PRIOR TO MARCH 1989, fire cables were required to be the heaviest duty cables of all power-limited or low-voltage cables. These cables were designed for life-safety fire alarm systems to protect lives in homes, businesses, schools, hotels, retail stores,...
A Tragic Mystery
ON JULY 27,1989, ISRAELI COMMANDO forces abducted Sheik Obeid, one of the leading figures of the Shia Muslim community in Lebanon. Following that operation, a videotape was released in Lebanon demonstrating vividly the execution of a man who allegedly...
Banking on Security's Future
THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE AND making predictions can be an enjoyable and stimulating intellectual challenge. As the turn of the century approaches, many predictions about our society will undoubtedly be made. Banking, because of its volatility and...
Beswitched
TO SAY CHANGES ARE OCCURring in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) industry as fast as a signal travels from a camera to a switcher may not be an exaggeration. The market for high-quality, high-tech CCTV surveillance equipment becomes more demanding...
Breaking Old Barriers
LIFE SEEMS TO BE MOVING TOO fast these days, with the world in a constant state of flux. Security also faces its share of changes, which are sometimes difficult to keep up with. Corporate security has evolved into a recognized contributor to the overall...
CCTV's Workhorse
SOME OF THE BEST HORROR stories in the industry are about CCTV installations that required pan/tilt motors. They freeze, get tangled in their own cables, lose their mechanical stops, and eventually develop cable fatigue. Indoors, these pieces of...
Clarifying Confused Concepts
TRADITIONAL CRIMINOLOGY admires no crime or criminal more than the "big con" -also known as the long con. Used primarily to refer to a criminal act but also to identify the individual who commits that act, this term represents the apex of many models...
Cracking Down on the New Safecracker: Automatic Dialers Provide the Latest Threat to Security
IT'S 11:30 PM AND BRENT ATKINSON is driving home from a business dinner that turned into a marathon bargaining session. He is tired, but the weariness doesn't register because he has just bargained his way into a deal with one of the largest and most...
Culling a Contract Company - Are You a Clever Consumer?
MANY GUIDES HAVE BEEN WRITten for selecting a good contract security firm. Many, if not most, are produced by contract security firms themselves. However, it would be unwise for clients of these companies to rely on these firms to determine what constitutes...
Getting the Goods on the Bad Guys
A SECURITY OFFICER ON DUTY AT the central control center became instantly aware of a prowler on the building's rooftop at midnight. Meanwhile, the rooftop prowler's activities were being recorded. An hour later, police responded to a restaurant in...
Hotel/Motel Security
Author: Loren E. Newland, CPP Publisher: Books in Motion, Spokane, WA, 1989; 4 hours, cassette tapes: $69.95 Reviewer: Tom Ronan, CPP, Physical Security Manager for Holiday Corporation; Member of the ASIS Standing Committee on Lodging Security Hotel/Motel...
I Spy
OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS COvert camera surveillance has come of age, becoming a widely accepted practice used by many companies. Security directors see covert video surveillance as one of the most cost-effective and simple solutions to many frequent...
Justice for All
I KNEW WHOEVER WAS STEALING money and property from locked offices in a locked building had to be in possession of keys - no signs of breaking and entering or tool marks existed, just missing currency and property. The preliminary steps of my investigation...
No More Bright Ideas?
I WAS STUMPED. I KNEW I HAD TO GET the report out soon, but I had no idea how to start. I knew the information, but my problem was how to put it in a report. No The budget was due soon. I knew what I wanted to implement, but I didn't think I'd get...
Primed for Color
GO OVER TO YOUR TELEVISION set, turn down the color control, sit back in your chair, and take an objective look at the picture. How interesting is it when all the various colors can only be distinguished by shades of gray? How easy is it to identify...
Psst! the Latest on PSQs
As the Defense Industrial Security Program (DISP) enters the 90s, it's as dynamic as ever. One important feature of DISP's changing nature is the automation of its services. An inkling of this capability was revealed in May 1989 with the advent of...
The 10 Steps of Crisis Management
A security guard commits a crime while on duty. An alarm system fails, resulting in properly loss. Employees go on strike, accusing you of unfair labor practices. Your company is acquiring another firm. Almost all employees will be retained,...
The Security Manager's Apprentice
COLLEGE GRADUATES' PRIZED diplomas quickly lose their glitter after several job interviews are spoiled by the interviewer's response, "No experience? Sorry, no job." But how can these graduates get experience if no one hires them? It's a Catch-22,...
When It's Not "On the House." (Employee Theft in the Food Service & Restaurant Industry)(includes Related Information)
The scene: a chi-chi Manhattan restaurant frequented by celebrities. A recently hired bartender's assistant watches suspiciously as the bartender puts money from a customer in the cash register drawer without ringing the sale. Later, when the bartender...
Your John Hancock, Please
VIRTUALLY EVERY BUSINESS--large or small-faces the challenge of protecting its trade secrets from dishonest employees and competitors. For many businesses, economic survival may depend on the ability to secure confidential, proprietary information...
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