The Field Guide to Accommodation Security

The Field Guide to Accommodation Security

This field guide is designed to guide you in the selection of secure accommodation during engagements in complex and higher-risk environments.

By Grant Rayner

US $14.99

First published 26 September 2020

Updated to Version 3 on 28 November 2022

ISBN: 978-981-14-8052-2

174 pages

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Grant's Field Guides are essential for all travelers to higher-risk environments, regardless of experience. These guides equip you to handle the uncertainties that arise during travel, and I have personally integrated many of Grant's suggestions into my own approach for safer and more informed travel. Living in the US, I have - on more than one occasion - found many of the Field Guide suggestions helpful when traveling domestically.


Introducing ‘The Field Guide to Accommodation Security’ – your ultimate resource for maintaining safety and peace of mind when choosing and staying in various types of accommodations during your travels. This indispensable guide offers practical insights and expert advice on selecting and securing the most suitable lodging based on your travel profile and risk considerations.

The guide begins by providing a risk-based approach to accommodation options, ranging from hotels and guesthouses to apartments and private residences. Discover the nuances of selecting a secure hotel, understand the importance of location, and learn about security features such as perimeter access points, security management, and quick response forces. The guide offers a detailed comparison of international vs. local hotels, as well as fortress hotels, to help you make informed decisions when booking your stay.

For travellers seeking a more private lodging experience, the guide covers guesthouse security, selection criteria, and contingency planning. Learn how to assess and upgrade security measures in apartments, prepare for emergencies, and establish a safe room for added protection.

When it comes to private residences, ‘The Field Guide to Accommodation Security’ offers comprehensive guidance on designing for potential threats, implementing security objectives, and improving physical security through perimeter barriers, surveillance, and operational procedures. Equip yourself with the knowledge to ensure the safety of both your residence and its occupants.

Whether you’re a frequent traveller, an expatriate, or simply concerned about accommodation security, this guide offers invaluable information and practical strategies to help you enjoy a worry-free stay, no matter where your journey takes you.


Table of contents

  1. Accommodation options
  2. Hotels
  3. Guesthouses
  4. Apartments
  5. Residences

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The Field Guide Series Bundle

The Field Guide Series Bundle

$39.99 (total if sold separately $46.96)

This bundle includes all four volumes of the Field Guide series, including The Field Guide to Deployment Planning, The Field Guide to Personal Security, The Field Guide to Accommodation Security, and The Field Guide to Transport Security.

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