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Spotlight on Security for Real Estate Managers, Second Edition.

****# Spotlight on Security for Real Estate Managers, Second Edition. By Lawrence J. Fennelly; published by the Institute of Real Estate Management This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , 800/837-0706 (phone), (Web); 289 pages; $69.95.

A spotlight serves to focus attention on a particular subject, enabling viewers to identify detail that wouldn't be obvious if the subject were merely part of a panorama. In this book, Lawrence Fennelly expertly applies a spotlight to the issue of real estate security, drawing attention to critical but often overlooked elements of that field.

Aiming to help real estate managers reduce crime, deal with the consequences of crime, and reduce liability, the book hits its goal spot on. Five distinct sections cover legal issues, assessment tools, crime prevention strategies, security at various types of properties, and the use of security measures Noun 1. security measures - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
. Examples, tables, lists, outlines, sidebars, and other elements add depth to the narrative.

Although Fennelly wrote much of the book himself, he calls on security professionals to offer their expertise in specific chapters. Thus, Timothy Crowe, a guru on crime prevention through environmental design Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts. , contributes a chapter on that subject, and expert Chris Hertig weighs in on the dos and don'ts of training.

The material is focused but flexible. The suggestions, ideas, solutions, and tactics presented here can be tweaked to fit a wide range of real estate environments. Nor is the book limited to real estate managers. Operations managers, facilities managers, security supervisors, and others stand to benefit as well.


Readers wishing to learn more can turn to a good list of online and other resources in the appendices. A detailed index also adds value.

Reviewer: Mark Folmer, CPP cpp - C preprocessor. , is the associate vice president, Eastern Canada Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is the region of Canada generally considered to be east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:
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, Total Security Management Services Inc. based in Montreal. He is the secretary of the Montreal Chapter of ASIS International ASIS International (each letter pronounced separately), previously known as American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) is an international organization for security professionals. Founded in 1955, it has more than 34,000 members in 204 chapters worldwide. .
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Author:Folmer, Mark
Publication:Security Management
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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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