Security, ID Systems and Locks: The Book on Electronic Access Control / Edition 1

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Overview

Written in clear and simple terms, Security, ID Systems and Locks provides the security professional with a complete understanding of all aspects of electronic access control. Each chapter includes important definitions, helpful study hints, highlighted review, and application questions.
Security, ID Systems and Locks will teach you how to:
· Work with consultants
· Negotiate with dealers
· Select communications options
· Understand what computer professionals are saying
· Provide better security

Throughout the book, the reader will find advice from security professionals, computer wizards, and seasoned trainers. Topics include a history of access control, modern ID technology, locks, barriers, sensors, computers, wiring, communications, and system design and integration.
Joel Konicek has worked in almost every phase of the security industry. He is president and co-founder of Northern Computers, Inc., sits on the board of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and serves as SIA's Education Committee chairperson. He has lectured widely and conducted training seminars on sales and technical support issues.
Karen Little, a technical writer and trainer, has been president of Clear Concepts since 1992. She provides research, writing, and illustrations for technical documentation, training manuals, Web sites, and interactive multimedia.

Review questions and study tips make it easy to assess what you've learned.
Well-written and easy to understand, this is the most up-to-date book on electronic access control.
Coupons in the back of the book will save money on training programs in access control.

Audience: Security professionals, students in access control training classes.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book is interesting, informative, and enjoyable because it is written in clear, concise, and simple terms. It provides the reader with a complete understanding of electronic access control.

The work is arranged in a stratighforward style that makes it useful as both a reference work and textbook.

This interesting book can be referred to over and over. It should have a place in every security professional's library.
-Security Management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750699327
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Little is a technical writer, trainer, and seminar leader who has written and illustrated hardware, software, and electronics documentation used by industries for training, maintenance, and system repairs.

She is the co-author with Joel Konicek of Security, ID Systems, and Locks: the book on electronic access control, published by BH Security Books, and the developer of the Electronic Access Control: entry-level installer course for The National Training School (NTS) under the auspices of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, Electronic Life Safety, Security & Systems Professionals (NBFAA), published in 1997 by the Security Industry Association (SIA). She has also developed software for use in online, supply-chain commerce as well as software to assure standards for training certification compliance.

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Table of Contents

Contents: Electronic Access Control, Ancient History, Credentials, Barriers, Sensors, Computers, Communications, System Design, System Integration, Case Histories, Appendix
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