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Overview

Best-of-the-best guidelines for handling low voltage wiring

The A-Z reference on designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting modern security and fire alarm systems is now fully up-to-date in a new edition. Prepared by Terry Kennedy and John E. Traister, authors with over three decades of hands-on experience apiece in the construction industry, Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, Third Edition provides all the appropriate wiring data you need to work on security and fire alarm systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A CD-ROM packaged with the book conveniently puts at your fingertips sample forms, checklists, a fully-searchable glossary, and hot-linked industry reference URLs. In addition, you get:

*Important safety tips

* Lists of regulations

* Explanations of emerging technologies

*Useful treatments of estimating and bidding

* Much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071376747
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/27/2001
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Sales rank: 803,981
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN E. TRAISTER (deceased) was involved in the electrical industry for more than 35 years and wrote several best-selling McGraw-Hill books, including the HANDBOOK OF ELECTRICAL DESIGN DETAILS and the NEC HANDBOOK. He was the original author of SECURITY/FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS.

TERRY KENNEDY is an analyst for Liberty Mutual and scrutinizes the causes of defects in major construction lawsuits. He has had a hands-on involvement with the construction industry for over 30 years—carpenter, electrician, general contractor, construction manager, estimator—a thorough knowledge of the industry. Mr. Kennedy is a freelance writer, has been a featured speaker and lecturer, has recently completed the 2nd Edition of the ROOFING HANDBOOK, and is working on the ROOFER'S INSTANT ANSWER BOOK for McGraw-Hill.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 The Security Systems Business
Ch. 1 A Business Built on Contracts 3
Ch. 2 Estimating the Installation of Security Systems 27
Ch. 3 Managing a Security Systems Business 49
Ch. 4 Profit Centers: Service, Maintenance, and Ancillary Cash Flow 71
Pt. 2 The Field
Ch. 5 Basic Security System Considerations 93
Ch. 6 Basic Installation Techniques 121
Ch. 7 Residential Security Systems 159
Ch. 8 Commercial and Industrial Security Systems 183
Ch. 9 Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Security Systems 199
Pt. 3 A Deeper Understanding
Ch. 10 Electrical Circuits 233
Ch. 11 The Code 281
Ch. 12 Print Reading 313
Using the CD 349
Glossary 351
Resource Directory 379
Index 395
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