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Controlling Access in Highrise Buildings: Approaches and Guidelines

Report Acceptance Date: 
April 1977 (58 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 3, 2012

The surge in crime in recent years has prompted a range of responses designed to make residential environments more secure. One response that has been employed with increasing frequency in highrise buildings has been to try to control access to the building by the installation of a controlled entranceway--an entranceway that by virtue of its design, the use of electronic fixtures and the presence of guards, limits access to residents, their guests or others with a legitimate presence.

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