Chapter 17. Physical Security Safeguards
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 staff costs are at all-time high levels and physical security advancing technology continues at a fast pace, it is only logical that physical security has been a major source of program improvement over the past decade. While the basic physical security safeguards are still staples of security (barriers/fences, alarms, lighting, lock and keys), it is the electronic components of security that are experiencing explosive growth. In this chapter, the nonelectronic safeguards are discussed, followed by Chapter 18, Electronic Security System Integration, which ...

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