In the press

Peppi and Kokki versus Mickey Mouse2004juni

In response to various press releases – negative for the security sector, Wim van den Hoogen introduces you to an engineering-oriented look at many successful break-ins. He argues for extensive cooperation among various disciplines (organisational, engineering and electronics–oriented companies) in order to tackle security risks professionally in the middle and high risk segments.

The series of 'Peppi and Kokki versus Mickey Mouse' articles below was published in the trade magazine Beveiliging. Click on the number of your choice to read the (Dutch) PDF.



1  Looking at security from a single discipline
2  No cooperation among the various disciplines
3  The security sector: the best training for criminals
4  The most prevalent attack techniques
5  Getting past security with help from the inside
6  Getting past (electronic) detection systems
7  Balance among the various measures to be taken
8  Is bulletproof also break-in-proof (enough)? 
9  Hindrances to making a good security plan 
10  The sense and nonsense of standards 
11  The sense and nonsense of vault standards (NEN CEN 1143-1)
12  The lack of burglars' knowledge among professionals
13  Standards vs. market protection and conflicts of interest
14  NEN CEN certified break-in and bulletproof glazing: a joke
15  Conclusion about the 'Mickey Mouse' sector: the sector still has a long way to go

Showing off art safely

A (Dutch) interview with Wim van den Hoogen about museum security. For the Association of Dutch Security Managers and in response to the engineered security of the Arnhem Museum of Modern Art performed by us.

Electronic locks still not completely developed

April 2008 edition of the trade magazine Beveiliging

More and more locks work with electronics. Even in residential construction, electronically activated lock cylinders are gaining popularity. The advantages are known. Lost keys can be disabled and time zones can be set. Nonetheless, easing up on large-scale projects could be sensible, warns lock expert Wim van den Hoogen of Van den Hoogen Security in Arnhem. The technology is far from being completely developed. Read more in .pdf format (Dutch).