Electronic Security Systems

A Manager's Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions


  • Robert Pearson

Electronic Security Systems is a book written to help the security professional understand the various electronic security functional components and the ways these components interconnect. Providing a holistic approach to solving security issues, this book discusses such topics as integrating electronic functions, developing a system, component philosophy, possible long-term issues, and the culture within a corporation. The book uses a corporate environment as its example; however, the basic issues can be applied to virtually any environment.For a security professional to be effective, he or she needs to understand the electronics as they are integrated into a total security system. Electronic Security Systems allows the professional to do just that, and is an invaluable addition to any security library.
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Security managers, security consultants, new professionals entering the security field, physical security and risk assessment professionals, security guards and guard training companies, CCTV and alarm system installers, and locksmiths.


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7999-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Electronic Access ControlChapter 2 Badge MakingChapter 3 BiometricsChapter 4 Electronic Alarm SystemsChapter 5 Fire SystemsChapter 6 Exterior and Interior Security Sensors Chapter 7 Closed Circuit TelevisionChapter 8 WirelessChapter 9 Intercoms and Controls Chapter 10 Security Control CenterChapter 11 Database ManagementChapter 12 System Configuration ControlChapter 13 Process AutomationChapter 14 Building AutomationChapter 15 IntegrationChapter 16 ConsolidationChapter 17 Maintenance and TestingChapter 18 Security Design ProcessChapter 19 Special ComplianceChapter 20 Trends