Make Your Building Unattractive To Security Threats

Dec. 1, 2010
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November 2010 Vol. 5, Issue 11

Make Your Building Unattractive To Security Threats

In 1972, Arthur Bremer followed President Richard Nixon to assassinate him. Security was so tight that Bremer changed his mind and went after presidential candidate George Wallace. Bremer shot Wallace at a campaign event when Wallace left a podium protected by bulletproof glass and waded into the crowd.

Security made President Nixon an unattractive target. Lack of security made Wallace an inviting target. Building security works the same way.

The right deterrents can make a building unattractive to criminals and cause them to go elsewhere. Effective techniques to repel potential delinquents include creating secure environments, escorting tenants, installing visible technology, setting policies directed at security problems, and involving tenants in security.

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