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A Burglar’s Guide to the City
Ways of thinking/looking at the built environment. Consider "security architecture".

Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city.

At the core of A Burglar’s Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it.

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and break-ins, the book draws on the expertise of reformed bank robbers, FBI Special Agents, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present.

Whether picking locks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum’s surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.
Achilles’_heel  architecture  books  counterintuitive  dark_side  fresh_eyes  hacks  heists  mindsets  observations  pay_attention  security  security_consciousness 
april 2016 by jerryking
Who's watching whom?
January 25, 2013 | Report on Business Magazine |Tim Kiladze
The video surveillance industry was caught flat-footed when Vancouver-based Avigilon introduced its high-definition digital technology
security_&_intelligence  video  Avigilon  surveillance  start_ups  security 
january 2013 by jerryking
Leading His Troops by Example -
NOVEMBER 7, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By DUNCAN MAVIN.
NYSE-listed China Security & Surveillance Technology Inc., based in
Shenzhen, China, manufactures and installs surveillance and security
equipment—cameras, alarm systems, thermal-imaging equipment, for
example—for corporate clients in China and Chinese government
organizations. It also offers a range of security support services, such
as monitoring and training services.

The private security industry is growing fast in China and is already
worth tens of billions of dollars by most estimates. CSST's revenue has
risen from $32.7 million in 2005 to $580.9 million last year. The
company estimates that 2010 will see the top line increase by as much as
30%. Founded in 2001, CSST has also gone through 16 acquisitions in the
past five years.
Asian  security_&_intelligence  security  Singapore  China  Lee_Kuan_Yew  surveillance  CFOs 
november 2010 by jerryking
Extremism: Canadian Muslims must keep their eyes on the ball
Oct. 14, 2009 | Globe & Mail | by Sheema Khan. "Since
9/11, many Muslims felt the pendulum swayed excessively to the side of
security. They have worked alongside human-rights activists and the
courts to shift the balance toward civil liberties. However, the
principles of justice and their faith demand vigilance against both
rights abuses by government and security threats from extremists within
their own community. A disproportionate amount of attention has been
paid to the former. This must change."
extremism  Islamic  Muslim  civil_liberties  security  Canadian  silence 
november 2009 by jerryking
A Brief History of Dangerous Ideas
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 |Raganworld | Reg Braithwaite

[dangerous ideas; crazy ideas wicked problems]
ideas  History  culture  security  blogging  innovation  inspiration  dangerous_ideas  radical_ideas 
may 2009 by jerryking
Mexico's Drug Cartels May Have Become Too Powerful to Control -
FEBRUARY 21, 2009 WSJ article by By DAVID LUHNOW and JOSé DE
CORDOBA on Mexico's poise on the tipping point into rule by drug
law  security  Mexico  drugs  cartels  criminality  tipping_points 
february 2009 by jerryking

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