freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm caused by hostile forces, circumstances or disturbances

Security means to prevent dangers or losses. In general, security is similar to safety. The difference between the two is that security cares more than general safety about dangers from the outside.

X-rays and metal detectors are used to control what is allowed to pass through an airport security perimeter
Security spikes protect a gated community in the East End of London

Airports and banks usually have a lot of security measures. Prison security is used mainly to stop prisoners from escaping. It is also used to stop prisoners from harming prison employees or other prisoners.

Maximum security is found in or around prisons or other types of places where people need to be kept in or kept out. It is the highest security level for a building or area.

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  • Monahan, Torin, ed. (2006), Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life Archived 2011-09-07 at the Wayback Machine. New York: Routledge: ISBN 0-415-95393-6
  • Operations Security Professional's Association Website

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