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Public Library Security Consulting
How do you balance your need to be an open, accessible, welcoming community asset against your need to properly and reasonably protect people and assets?
Is your library security program a strategically planned and synergistic system that cost effectively prevents and mitigates your real threats and risks, or is it a collection of measures developed over the years as a reaction to incidents and concerns?
Public libraries are, by nature, porous. They are widely considered both sanctuaries and vital community centers. Developing and implementing a library security program that provides the needed level of protection and control while allowing the desired level of accessibility is a challenge. You wish to provide and project an open, welcoming facility in which people feel safe and secure. Critical assets you need to protect in your library may include:
Our support to public libraries includes:
We can optionally provide various Cap Index reports geared to your particular location(s) that could include:
Dick Sem addressed the Library Administrators' Council of Northern Illinois (LACONI) on Library Security and "How Much Security is Enough?" He also conducted a workshop on library security for the Alamo Area Library System in San Antonio, TX. He was interviewed for an investigative report on library security in February of 2007 on Boson TV station WCBV ABC Channel 5.
Please call or write if you have any library security questions or would like to request a proposal.
We will provide of client and professional references upon request.
We are located in the Midwest between Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI close to St. Louis, Madison, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Indianapolis, and support clients throughout North America, Europe and the worldRichard D. Sem, CSC CPPPresident and Library Security ConsultantSem Security Management2133 Ravenswood RoadBurlington, WI 53105P: 262-862-6786FAX: 847-589-8566E-Mail: Dick.Sem@SemSecurity.com
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