What are some examples of security deterrents in these two cases and how effective are they? Is there a cost-benefit tradeoff?
Though some aspects of institutional security are shared with commercial, retail, and event security, there are some definite differences. Institutional security typically refers to security measures set up by corporate or government entities to protect very important structures, products, or people. Institutional security is implemented when threat levels are much higher than those that would call for retail/event security. Therefore, one major difference between the two is the level of threat. Another difference is the security features and techniques that are used in service of each security type. With common retail security systems comes security features such as cameras, guards, locks, etc. Institutional security uses more advanced screening methods like fingerprinting, retina scans, and advanced camera technologies.
At the institutional or government level, an example would be the No-Fly list used by airlines, airports, and TSA to prevent individuals from flying into or out of the country as well as anywhere within the United States. This list is used as a template for possible terrorist activities and is created from sources considered credible in terms of association with known terrorists or terrorist groups, countries that support terrorism, or personal activity that is suspicious. As a deterrent, ...
A very brief review of some uses of institutional security deterrent methods.