Managing Theft with Low Tech and High Tech Techniques Essay

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Security Lighting Survey of a Facility

The facility selected for this study is Aventura Mall. This is a major regional shopping mall that is situated in Aventura in the state of Florida. This is the biggest conventional shopping mall in the state with an area of more than 2.8 million square feet. In addition, Aventura mall has three different floors of retail space, consisting of more than 300 businesses selling commodities and services. The center is anchored by five department stores, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and features luxury retailers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Burberry, Fendi, Givenchy, CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty, Bally, Breitling, Tiffany & Co., Rolex and many more (Aventura Mall, 2018). The main objective of this assignment is to complete a security lighting survey of this particular mall, which takes into account fundamentally examining the exterior lighting and those found around the doorways as well as other points of ingress and egress.

The installation of security lighting is purposed to aid the protection of people and property from criminal activities, and to generate a perception of security. The principles of security lighting that are applicable to not only new but also existent facilities comprise of the assimilation of illumination into the security system as a whole therefore facilitating the efficacy of other security devices or procedures, illumination to put off criminal acts by increasing the fear of recognition, identification and apprehension and also illumination that permits individuals to easily evade threats and to take cautious action when threats are observed (IESNA, 2003).

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The images below illustrate the security lighting at Aventura Mall. They display the lighting of the facility not only externally but also within the parking spaces of the mall. It is imperative to point out that security lighting can end up being counter-productive. This is largely for the reason that bright, exposed floodlights more often than not preclude individuals from detecting any criminal activity taking place, and aid criminals to perceive what they are undertaking. Despite the fact that sufficient lighting encircling a physical structure is positioned to diminish the risk of an intrusion into the facility, it is pivotal that the lighting be designed in a careful manner owing to the reason that wrongly arranged and organized lighting can generate shimmer which in fact hinders vision. As shown in the images, the setup at Aventura Mall provides adequate security lighting….....

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