- Hardcover: 1440 pages
- Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd; 2nd edition (December 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0398070792
- ISBN-13: 978-0398070793
- Product Dimensions: 3 x 7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Locks, Safes and Security: An International Police Reference (2 volume set) 2nd Edition
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Rarely will you have the opportunity to read such a definitive work on any subject. Clearly this author has made this his life's work. Those who have need of a definitive, all encompassing, and detailed treatise on a subject that effects all aspects of public safety will need and want this book. You can do no better. The coverage is extraordinary and includes: An historical view and understanding going back thousands of years; Detailed and technical discussion of the evolution of protective devices and the methods used to overcome them; Current and timely information on devices now available with an in depth explanation of their differences, effectiveness, and workability; Forensic examination; Standards and Testing; and more, more, more.
This book goes way beyond the basic needs of a Locksmith or Technician into the realm of Academic Instruction into all aspects of physical device security. For the Locksmith, Detective or other Safety Professional weeks of pleasurable reading and education await you in this tomb. When you climb out let me know. The only errors I have found so far have been typographical so this work appears to be fully authorative. Any attorney engaged in litigation in this subject area must have this book. The knowledge contained herein can prevent embarrassment for any government official with responsibility for physical device security.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A total waste of money. This information is so old. A book for beginners only.Published 8 months ago by Mike Gillingwater
This is a bible for enthusiastic locksmitsh or security experts. Rich illustrations, good theoretical and practical descriptions. Simply, the best information source!Published on May 25, 2014 by Tibor
Very nice book. Exactly as described. I would highly recommend this to others interested in locking devices and physical/ mechanical security.Published on July 11, 2013 by bobhdus