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Overview

An alarm system and total security coverage is today essential for every factory, business and shop. This book is a comprehensive guide to evaluating security needs, planning and purchasing a system, and managing a security system. It is essential reading for business managers, premises managers, shop owners, shopping centre managers, and security professionals.

As well as a complete guide to alarm systems, including their installation, Vivian Capel explores all areas of security that should concern businesses, encompassing fire, fraud, liability claims, shoplifting, violence to staff and computer crime.

The second edition is a long awaited revision that brings this popular guide up to date with the latest technology and recent developments in security strategy, such as the applications of CCTV. In addition, a case study has been added which provides the reader with an opportunity to test their own knowledge and judgement- solutions are provided at the end of the chapter!

New edition contains new information to bring this popular title up-to-date with latest developments
Excellent reference guide for security professionals, general managers, shop owners etc.
Useful for students following the relevant NVQ programmes from SITO

Audience: Security professionals, systems designers and installers.

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Editorial Reviews

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A guide to evaluating security needs, planning and purchasing a system, and managing a security system. Provides a complete guide to alarm systems, including their installation, and explores all areas of security that should concern businesses, encompassing fire, liability claims, shoplifting, employee fraud, violence to staff, and computer crime. This second edition brings material up to date with advances in technology and security strategy since 1989, and adds a case study with questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
Interestingly enough, according to alarm installers I spoke with, no official codes and standards exist in this country for alarm installation. Written in Great Britain (where there are standards), this book gives an excellent overview of security systems, as well as specifications on planning, design and installation. All the options, like monitors, sensors, pressure mats, zone protection, sirens, etc., are outlined and detailed to help you select those that best fit your needs. The book's primary focus is on protecting businesses with a chapter devoted specifically to residential systems. There is a general section on security and crime prevention (break-ins, burglary, shoplifting, employee theft) along with an illustrated technical section for actual installation. If you are considering investing in a security system for either your home or business, I highly recommend reading this before you spend your money. Most of the other information I've seen takes the form of promotional material from companies that sell alarm systems.
—Ilene Rosoff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750642361
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/19/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Alarm system requirements; The basic alarm system; Control equipment; Sensors; Space protection sensors; Sounding the alarm; Closed- circuit television; General security; Planning a security system; Domestic systems; Preventing shoplifting; Violence against staff; Employee theft; Fire alarm systems; Public liability; Installing intruder alarms; Testing the intruder alarm; Fault finding and maintenance of alarms; The National Supervisory Council for intruder alarms; Installation and maintenance of fire alarms; Case study; Reference information; British standards; Index

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