Museums face many challenges, not the least of which is making sure that they aren't buying stolen property when they add to their collections. That's one of the issues addressed in the multifaceted look at museum security in this month's digital edition. There's also a video on how the Smithsonian secures its collections in storage. And an interactive graphic (see picture above) where you can mouse over various elements to find the security measures.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories studied high-value heists of the last three decades to discover principles for designing security systems to protect vital assets. Their conclusions are reported in The Perfect Heist: Recipes from Around the World.
By Rory McMahon; reviewed by Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI
Author Rory McMahon began his career as a probation officer in 1973 and he hasn’t stopped since. Today he is a successful investigator in the private sector and his book, Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, displays his expertise.