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Countermeasures

Countermeasures for external (and internal) threats can be conceptualized around the five “Ds”:

Deter: The mere presence of physical security can dissuade offenders from committing criminal acts. The impact of physical security can be enhanced through an aura of security. An aura is a distinctive atmosphere surrounding something. Supportive management and security personnel should work to produce a professional security image. They should remain mum on such topics as the number and types of intrusion detection sensors on the premises and security system weaknesses. Security patrols should be unpredictable and never routine. Signs help to project an aura of security by stating, for example, PREMISES PROTECTED BY HIGH-TECH REDUNDANT SECURITY. Such signs can be placed along a perimeter and near openings to buildings. The aura of security strives to produce a strong psychological deterrent so offenders will consider the success of a crime to be unlikely. It is important to note that no guarantees come with de....


  

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