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Introduction to Security. Chapter 15 Institutional Security. Libraries. Special Collections – many of these contain rare or one of a kind items that must be protected. Some have special environmental requirements. Other concerns: Theft or damage to books, CDs, videos Disorderly behavior

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Introduction to security

Introduction to Security

Chapter 15

Institutional Security


Libraries

Libraries

  • Special Collections – many of these contain rare or one of a kind items that must be protected. Some have special environmental requirements.

  • Other concerns:

    • Theft or damage to books, CDs, videos

    • Disorderly behavior

    • Fire


Library security measures

Library Security Measures

  • Electronic marking of books

  • Have security personnel supervise the library

  • Provide photocopy equipment to discourage theft, although library personnel should do the photocopying as books can be damaged.


Museums art galleries

Museums & Art Galleries

  • Concerns are access control, theft, fraud, vandalism and arson

  • There are inherent conflicts that we may become involved:

    • Museum archivists - who want to preserve items

    • Curators - want public access to items


Museums art galleries security procedures

Museums & Art Galleries Security Procedures:

  • Establish a basic security system

  • Maintain detailed inventories

  • Have each object professionally authenticated

  • Register each item


Religious facilities security concerns

Religious Facilities Security Concerns:

  • Their desire for easy accessibility (often open 24/7)

  • Their attractiveness to indigents, mental patients

  • High profile targets for enemies


Religious facilities security steps

Religious Facilities Security Steps:

  • Perimeter protection (fencing)

  • Adequate lighting

  • Safeguarding of valuables

  • Contingency plans for handling disruptive individuals


Financial institutions threats

Financial Institutions Threats

  • Robbery

  • Burglary

  • Embezzlers

  • Fraudulent credit card and check use – possibly responsible for the largest monetary loss


Financial institutions it security

Financial Institutions - IT Security

  • Financial Institutions must address these 3 areas in order to successfully pass a detailed IT exam

    • Technology Management

    • Personnel Roles

    • Multilayered Protection


Financial institutions most frequent losses

Financial Institutions – Most Frequent Losses:

  • Theft of cash

  • Theft of stocks and bonds

  • Check and credit card fraud

  • Embezzlement of funds


Financial institutions security measures

Financial Institutions – Security Measures

  • Designate a security officer

  • Cooperate with and seek security advice from the FBI

  • Maintain bait money

  • Periodically remove excess cash from teller windows

  • Develop security-conscious opening and closing procedures


Hospitals and healthcare facilities

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

  • These have very unique security concerns:

    • Open 24/7

    • They are often large and not designed for security concerns

    • Patient protection

    • Pharmaceutical control

    • People are often under stress

    • Internal & external theft

    • Fire

    • Retail loss prevention (gift shop/cafeteria)


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Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

  • HIPPA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    • Requires medical providers to implement security measures for all stored health information


Hospitals and healthcare facilities security measures

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Security Measures

  • Recognize the risks in your facility

  • Inventory control

  • Access control

  • Fire prevention training

  • Evacuation procedures

  • Surveillance of the premises


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Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Security Measures

  • Special measures need to be taken in the most critical areas:

    • Emergency Room

      • Violence does not stop at the doors

      • Weapon confiscation

    • Maternity Ward

      • Child theft prevention – use the bracelet system

    • Psychiatric Ward

      • Protection of patients and staff

    • Pharmacy


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Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Security Measures

Nursing Home Security

  • Patients are vulnerable to theft and assault

  • Critical Wandering – when a patient with dementia strays from caregivers; a very dangerous situation for the patient


Educational facility safety

Educational Facility Safety

Main Security Concerns:

  • Safety of students

  • Safety of faculty/staff

  • Violence

  • Vandalism

  • Theft/burglary


Educational facility safety k 12

Educational Facility Safety: K-12

  • Security needs vary depending on the size of the school

  • Vandalism is a serious problem for most schools.

  • Access needs to be controlled to prevent dropouts, etc. from coming onto school grounds.


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Educational Facility Safety: K-12


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Educational Facility Safety: K-12

  • Safety measures:

    • Access control

    • Lighting

    • Security personnel present and accessible


Educational facility safety colleges and universities

Educational Facility Safety: Colleges and Universities

  • These facilities are by their nature very open environments. This makes them a security nightmare, since it immediately reduces the effectiveness of a key security component: access control.


Educational facility safety colleges and universities guidelines

Educational Facility Safety: Colleges and Universities Guidelines:

  • Follow CPTED principles

  • Control access where possible and to the most critical areas

  • Involve students in crime prevention

  • Raise safety awareness among ALL campus users, including faculty/ staff


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Educational Facility Safety: Colleges and Universities Guidelines:

  • Improve lighting

  • Install emergency lights

  • Use of both contract and proprietary security personnel

  • Use of technology to increase communication and disseminate warnings


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