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21st Century Security and CPTED: Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention

- Crime prevention is all in the design, argues Randy Atlas, in this highly accessible and learned book on CPTED.

Race for Iraq Oil Stalled by Security Fear

- Security concerns and high start-up costs are making multinational companies wary of investing in Iraq's newly-opened oil industry.

CCTV Reclaims Public Housing Complexes in Newark

- A $5 million investment in a sprawling video surveillance system by the Newark Public Housing Authority has driven away drug dealers, prostitutes, and vagrants from the city's public housing complexes, reports Newark's The Star-Ledger.

Visualizing Safer Evacuations

- Two new tools may help people get out of a building quickly and safely during an emergency.

Behind the Numbers: Access Controls Used for High-Security Areas

- Access controls used for high-security areas.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Sprinkler Systems

- A bill (H.R. 1194) introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) would provide tax breaks for companies that install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Under the bill, the systems would be counted as five-year property for depreciation purposes. The measure would be retroactive, applying to systems put in place after April 11, 2003.

The Lost Principles of Security

- A counterterrorism veteran of over 25 years discusses the overlooked fundamentals for effectively countering terrorism. (Online Exclusive)

Keeping Your Church Safe

- Keeping Your Church Safe is a short, simple, and eye-opening work for houses of worship that manage their own security.

Cybersecurity

- The Northern American Electric Reliability Council has begun enforcement of sector-driven standards to mitigate the risk of cyberthreats to electric utilities.

New Cameras at Chicago's Navy Pier Lead to Arrests, Saved Lives

- Chicago's multi-million dollar investment to install security cameras around the city's famous Navy Pier has started to pay off, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Evacuations

- The evacuation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 has provided a treasure trove of information for researchers studying building evacuations. View some of the research from the High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database project.

Digging into Data About Getting Out

- A British study investigating high-rise building evacuations relied on interviews of 271 Twin Towers' survivors on 9-11.

Security's New Chapter

- By upgrading its existing system, Queens Library was able to improve access control without the expense of replacing the infrastructure.
 




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