The Complete Book of Home, Site and Office Security: Selecting, Installing and Troubleshooting Systems and Devices / Edition 1

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This is a one-stop resource for securing and protecting homes,
businesses, and valuable property. Written without technical jargon, this guide focuses on choosing, installing, and troubleshooting security devices and systems and offers insider advice on starting and running a security consulting business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071467445
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/26/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Phillips is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals. He is also the most successful author of security books ever. His best-selling The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing is currently in its sixth edition. Mr. Phillips also wrote McGraw-Hill's Locksmithing, part of the Craftmaster series, and The Complete Book of Electronic Security, also from McGraw-Hill. He is the author of the "Lock" article in the 1998 to 2006 editions of the World Book Encyclopedia, and has written hundreds of security-related articles for professional and general-circulation periodicals, including Keynotes, Home Mechanix (security editor), Locksmith Ledger International (contributing editor), Los Angeles Times, Consumers Digest, The National Locksmith (contributing writer), Safe and Vault Technology, Security Dealer, and many others.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 History of loss prevention 1
Ch. 2 Strengthening doors 21
Ch. 3 Exit door devices 33
Ch. 4 Securing windows 57
Ch. 5 Lock basics 63
Ch. 6 High-security mechanical locks 75
Ch. 7 Electronic locks 87
Ch. 8 Electromagnetic locks 91
Ch. 9 Intruder alarms and home automation 97
Ch. 10 Access-control systems 111
Ch. 11 Safety and security lighting 121
Ch. 12 Closed-circuit television systems 127
Ch. 13 Safes and vaults 133
Ch. 14 Automobile security 143
Ch. 15 Home and office insurance 151
Ch. 16 Home and office security basics 163
Ch. 17 Neighborhood crime watches 169
Ch. 18 Computer security 175
Ch. 19 Choosing and using security professionals 181
Ch. 20 Preventing and surviving home fires 187
Ch. 21 Terrorism 197
Ch. 22 Creating a Web site 205
App. A Registered professional locksmith test 211
App. B Registered security professional test 221
App. C Installing a securitron mortise glass lock 231
App. D Finish codes 243
App. E Trade journals 247
App. F Installing securitron magnalock devices 249
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