Electronic Protection and Security Systems

A Handbook for Installers and Users


  • Gerard Honey, Experienced systems installer, Durham, U.K.

This book provides a concise guide to the selection, design and installation of the wide range of security systems in use in domestic, public and commercial contexts. The range of products covered includes intruder alarms, fire alarms, call systems, access control, vehicle protection, emergency and security lighting, closed circuit TV (CCTV) and intercoms.Electronic Protection and Security Systems is essential reading for all security system installers and designers. It is also an invaluable guide for managers selecting and supervising security systems, local government, police, and security-conscious householders and vehicle owners. This book provides a wide ranging foundation for SITO NVQ students.The second edition of this popular book has been updated to cover the latest technology in ID, communication equipment, fire alarm wiring techniques, TV camera links, wireless systems, Paknet, etc.Gerard Honey's clear, practical text draws on his wealth of experience designing and installing security and protection systems. He is also the author of Intruder Alarms, a comprehensive text for the SITO NVQs in that topic.
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Security professionals; alarm system installers, electricians; hobbyists and homeowners; DIY people; alarm manufacturers; students on SITO courses


Book information

  • Published: October 1998
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4229-3


Reviews of the first edition: 'The author gives a good and clearly-written overall assessment of his subject and does not shy away from injecting his own opinions - something less experienced installers, particularly, should find helpful.' Security Installer 'A thoughtful overview of electronic monitoring, detection and asset protection systems. Security professionals with little systems experience will find this work to be a clear and useful introduction. With its broad sweep, the book will also benefit experienced professionals seeking a refresher.' Security Management

Table of Contents

Preface; Intruder alarms; Lighting; Call and access control; Fire alarms; Miscellaneous security methods; Wiring Systems; Reference Information; Index.