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Electronic Access Control

Access Control Systems are difficult to learn and even harder to master due to the different ways in which manufacturers approach the subject and the myriad complications associated with doors, door frames, hardware, and electrified locks. Electronic Access Control consolidates this information, covering a comprehensive yet easy-to-read list of subjects that every Access Control System Designer, Installer, Maintenance Tech or Project Manager needs to know in order to develop quality and profitable Alarm/Access Control System installations. Within these pages, Thomas L. Norman, a master at electronic security and risk management consulting and author of the industry reference manual for the design of Integrated Security Systems, describes the full range of EAC devices -- credentials, readers, locks, sensors, wiring, and computers, showing how they work, and how they are installed. The book presents an arcane and complex subject with a conversational and layered learning approach that results in a thorough understanding of each point, thus offering quick career advancement potential to students and prospective security professionals.

Audience

Security systems installers and technicians. Security managers. Maintenance engineers. Computer technicians and IT personnel. Security department personnel.

Paperback, 448 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-382028-0

Reviews

  • "This book is likely one of the most current and comprehensive works available in this subject area...This book is recommended for the general reader of security literature and those with specific access control responsibilities needing a ready reference source."--Security Management, December 2012, page 82
    "In this book, Thomas L. Norman, a master at electronic security and risk management consulting and author of the industry reference manual for the design of integrated security systems, describes the full range of EAC devices--credentials, readers, locks, sensors, wiring, and computers, showing how they work, and how they are installed. The book presents an arcane and complex subject with a conversational and layered learning approach which results in a thorough understanding of each point, thus offering quick career advancement potential to students and prospective security professionals."--ASIS International.com


Contents

  • Part 1 - The Basics
    1. Introduction and Overview
    2. Foundational Security and Access Control Concepts
    3. How Access Control Systems Work

    Part 2 - How Things Work
    4. Access Control Credentials and Credential Readers
    5. Access Control Portals
    6. Life Safety and Exit Devices
    7. Door Types and Door Frames
    8. Doors and Fire Ratings
    9. Electrified Locks - Overview
    10. Electrified Locks - Free Egress Locks
    11. Electrified Locks - Magnetic Locks
    12. Electrified Locks - Dead-Bolt Locks
    13. Electrified Locks - Specialized Locks
    14. Standard Door/Lock Combinations
    15. Specialized Portal Control Devices and Applications
    16. Access Control System History You Need to Know
    17. Access Control Panels and Networks
    18. Access Control System Servers and Workstations

    Part 3 - The Things that Make Systems Sing
    19. Security System Integration
    20. Integrated Alarm System Devices
    21. Related Security Systems
    22. Related Building/Facility Systems
    23. Cabling Considerations
    24. Environmental Considerations
    25. Access Control Design
    26. Access Control System Installation and Commissioning
    27. System Management, Maintenance and Repair

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