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The Facility Management Handbook, 4th Edition by Richard Payant, Kathy O. Roper

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Facility Security and Planning

Pulse Points

  • Planning always has a purpose.
  • Planning is the organization's bridge from the present to the future.
  • Plans must be customized to fit the organization.
  • Security plans focus on physical and technological security in support of the organization.
  • Plan implementation is driven by cost.
  • Planning pays dividends.
  • There is no perfect plan.
  • Perception is reality when it comes to security.

Security Planning Considerations

Today, security is everyone's business. Because cost is always a governing factor, however, security plans must be balanced against the potential risk faced by the organization. Plans need to be flexible and customized to fit the need. A 2003 issue of a facility trade publication, Today's ...

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