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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 18

Physical Security Safeguards

Abstract

In today’s world there is an ever-increasing need to improve and strengthen the level of security in healthcare facilities across the globe. As security staffing costs are at all-time high levels and physical security technology advances at an ever increasing pace, it is only logical that physical security has been a major source of program improvement over the last several decades. While the basic physical security safeguards are still staples of protection, it is the electronic components of security that are experiencing explosive growth. In this chapter, the non-electronic safeguards are discussed, to include barriers, fencing, bollards, lighting and landscaping, locks and keys, security seals ...

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