Museum Security and Protection: A Handbook for Cultural by Robert Burke, David Liston

By Robert Burke, David Liston

The ICMS guide is stated because the overseas typical textual content for easy protection tactics. It was once first released as A simple consultant to Museum Security, and is now absolutely revised, enlarged and up to date. The handbook covers: normal rules safeguard, robbery and housebreaking: defense group of workers; education; assortment administration and delivery; catastrophe making plans; hearth and environmental dangers; record of safeguard methods. it truly is designed to function in all conditiones adn sizes of museum, no longer in simple terms people with complicated digital safety. It stresses that solid uncomplicated rules are teh key to potent defense from threat.

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Yes—16, No—0, Yes and No—1, Blank—36 Is the staff insured? Yes—16, No—1, Blank—36 Is the collection replaceable? Yes—30, No—0, Yes and No—1, Blank—17 Is the collection portable? Yes—31, No—0, Yes and No—3, Blank—18 26 BASIC PROTECTION SERVICES Location Where is the museum located? Commercial/urban—28, Residential—27, Rural—6, Industrial—1, Blank—2 Near what is the museum located? Highway—32, Airport—8, Railroad—6, Other—3, Blank—9 What is the size of the entire museum premises? Medium—25, Small, less than 30,000 square feet—16, Large, greater than 50,000 square feet—7 What percentage of this would you say is built up?

Managers might rely on a caretaker, watchman or night guard. When there is no night protection staff, managers rely upon the physical security of the building alone. Good night-time physical security requires strong locks, heavy iron security hardware and bars on perimeter doors and windows, and exterior patrolling and lighting when possible. It depends on protective alarms which sound at the local police and fire services or at a twenty-four-hour monitoring station. Managers who use alarms with a loud exterior bell or siren check that the alarm sounding does not irritate local persons.

Recognize the requirement for full-time protection coverage Valuable collections and property require protection twenty-four hours a day every day of the year. The kind of protection varies according to the threats as well as according to the activities conducted there. Professional security managers who protect buildings where the public and staff enter and leave on a consistent schedule often use these four states of security to organize the protection coverage. Managers define the four states of the building use by the presence or absence of the public and staff.

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