Security Best Practices Library

The BOMA/Chicago Security Committee has completed an initial Security Best Practices Library for BOMA/Chicago members. The goal of the project was to develop documents that would transition well into the policy and procedure work already completed. Each document addresses a security or life safety situation commonly faced in commercial office buildings that can be considered when drafting site-specific response plans. Each can be customized depending on the characteristics and circumstances of an individual building. BOMA/Chicago members can now find best practices information and options to consider on the following events:

The documents in the best practices library were developed by Mark Anderson, Director of Security at the Hyatt Center, Andrew Franzen, Director of Security at 77 West Wacker Drive, and Gerald Everett, Director of Security at NBC Tower. More topics will be added to the library in the future.

The above measures are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute any set standard, guideline or code.  They are offered as possible options to consider when developing response measures to issues in a commercial office building.  When developing response measures, there are many variables to consider, such as building setup and size, staffing makeup, shift, time of day, etc.  The purpose of these measures are to provide general information to those persons responsible for developing site specific response measures, but they do not constitute any set policy or procedure – again, they are practices that can be considered when drafting site specific response plans.