The Complete Book of Electronic Security / Edition 1

The Complete Book of Electronic Security / Edition 1

by Bill Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071380183

ISBN-13: 9780071380188

Pub. Date: 10/11/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Install and service all types of electronic security systems like the pros do (or should)!

Whether you're a security professional who needs to know the latest technologies, or a homeowner who wants to make smart, money-saving decisions to protect your home and family, The Complete Book of Electronic Security tells you what you need to know.

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Overview

Install and service all types of electronic security systems like the pros do (or should)!

Whether you're a security professional who needs to know the latest technologies, or a homeowner who wants to make smart, money-saving decisions to protect your home and family, The Complete Book of Electronic Security tells you what you need to know.

Bill Phillips, a world renowned security expert, has written the most comprehensive and practical guidebook available on installing, buying, selling, and troubleshooting electronic security systems. You'll find step-by-step, crystal-clear installation instructions for:

Intruder and fire alarm systems
Access control systems
Home automation systems
Closed-circuit TV
And more

Bill uses over 200 photos, drawings, and "at-a-glance tips" to make the material easy to understand. For the most complete coverage possible, he also includes:

Contributions from over a dozen of the world's leading security experts
Practical job-finding and career-building tips
A sample certification test used in the United States and Canada
Advice on starting and running an electronic security business
A comprehensive glossary and lists of manufacturers, suppliers, and associations

The Complete Book of Electronic Security contains a wealth of practical information for security officers, alarm system installers, security consultants, building contractors, locksmiths, and homeowners.

Written by a top security expert who knows what you would ask, and gives direct, easy-to-understand answers!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071380188
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/11/2001
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Electronic Security: Past and Present1
Pt. 1Electronic Security Development1
Pt. 2Today's Electronic Security Market6
Ch. 2How Alarm Systems Work11
Pt. 1Types of Alarm Systems11
Pt. 2Alarm Management is Key Ingredient in Effective Security Management Operations30
Ch. 3Fire Safety39
Pt. 1Fires and Fire Safety Devices39
Pt. 2Installing Fire Safety Devices48
Ch. 4Electricity Basics51
Pt. 1Electricity51
Pt. 2Basics of Electronics57
Ch. 5Tools61
Pt. 1Tools for installing Security Systems61
Pt. 2Using the Tools67
Ch. 6Wiring71
Pt. 1Types of Wiring71
Pt. 2Coaxial and Fiber-Optic Cable77
Ch. 7Installing and Troubleshooting Alarm Systems85
Pt. 1Installing Wireless and Hardwired Systems85
Pt. 2Troubleshooting Alarm Systems90
Ch. 8Security Lighting93
Pt. 1The Nature of Light93
Pt. 2Practical Uses of Light96
Ch. 9Closed-Circuit Television Systems101
Pt. 1Overview of CCTV Market101
Pt. 2Digital Cameras, Pans and Tilts, and Video Transmission Options111
Ch. 10Smart Homes and Home Automation Systems125
Pt. 1Common Standards for Home Automation Systems125
Pt. 2Open Systems Architecture: A New Paradigm for the Security Industry129
Ch. 11Access Control Systems135
Pt. 1Access Control Systems and Components135
Pt. 2Electromagnetic Locks141
Ch. 12Systems Integration149
Pt. 1Overview of the Market149
Pt. 2Computer Networks and the Internet: Integration of Information Technology157
Ch. 13Vehicle Safety169
Pt. 1Overview169
Pt. 2How to Install a Car Alarm172
Ch. 14Certification and Licensing175
Pt. 1Certification and Licensing175
Pt. 2Test Your Knowledge177
Ch. 15Finding Job Openings and Getting Hired185
Pt. 1Overview185
Pt. 2Being Interviewed188
Ch. 16Starting and Expanding a Business197
Pt. 1Basics197
Pt. 2Expanding Your Business through Free Promotion207
Ch. 17Monitoring Services215
Pt. 1Alarm Monitoring Services215
Pt. 2Central Station Monitoring Contracts225
Ch. 18Final Thoughts229
App. A: Manufacturers233
App. BCentral Stations and Suppliers239
App. CElectronic Schematic Symbols243
App. DLicense Requirements for New York, North Carolina, and Utah253
App. E: Certification and Training Programs261
App. F: Trade Organizations and Publications265
Glossary271
Index293

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