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Securing Home and Business: A Guide to the Electronic Security Industry

NCJ Number
S Hakim; E A Blackstone
Date Published
319 pages
Based on interviews with professional burglars and surveys, this guide to the electronic security industry describes who burglars are, how they choose their targets, how they generally enter homes and business, and their most common actions within the premises.
The guide offers proven and effective countermeasures to combat intrusions, contains essential marketing and management strategies for security professionals, and provides information on how to market security services and how to approach potential customers. All segments of the electronic security industry, including manufacturing, wholesaling, dealerships, monitoring, and private response, are analyzed. The guide also covers economies of scale and other cost issues associated with electronic security, solving false alarm problems, private responses to alarms, the effectiveness of alarms, the insurance industry, technological and regulatory changes, and legal issues. The current status and future of the electronic security industry is reviewed. References, notes, tables, and figures