The Complete Home Security Guide provides an essential reference guide to domestic security and crime prevention. It sets out a clearly defined stratgey to improve home security. It includes information on undertaking a comprehensive risk assessment for a home, understanding and dealing with the requirements of the home insurance industry, and how to recognize and deal with bogus callers. It also discusses perimeter and boundary protection by natural methods—such as hedges and foliage, and physical security devices—fences, gates, and locks. It offers a guide to the variety of electronic security systems available, and CCTV, as well as lighting and signaling of intrusion, such as alarms and video systems. There are tables, charts, and photos to illustrate the practical application of security principles; checklists for security planning; a glossary of terms; and relevant data from the Building Regulations.
|Publisher:||Crowood Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Gerard Honey is a qualification consultant, writer, and moderator for City & Guilds in the security sector. He also represents City & Guilds as an associate assessor administering the practical application of security concepts to governing domestic and industry standards. He also works as a security consultant in the UK and abroad and heads a well established security installation business.
Table of Contents
1 The Home Risk Assessment 8
2 Insurance Requirements and Burglary Prevention 20
3 Physical Security 33
4 Electronic Security Systems 53
5 Lighting for Security 72
6 System Signalling and Self-Contained Security Devices 82
7 Checklists and Planning for Security Issues 94
8 Case Studies 100
Useful Contacts 110