Electronic Security Systems
Reducing False Alarms
- Philip Walker, Consulting Engineer
Designers, installers of security systems, security consultants, law enforcement agencies, security officers and managers, manufacturers of security equipment.
- Published: July 1998
- Imprint: NEWNES
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-3543-1
Reviews of previous editions: 'The author possesses the rare talent for communicating a complex and intricate subject in a simple manner. The book will therefore be useful for a large spectrum of people such as those connected with security agencies, police departments, armed forces, insurance companies and manufacturers of electronic equipment and devices.' IETE Technical Review 'Essentially a book for the professional security advisor, it nevertheless provides considerable information for the police. Now we are looking more towards community self-help and crime prevention, have we sufficient expertise to offer the right sort of advice to planners? If you think not, you could do worse than read this book.' Police Review 'Walker is an extremely knowledgeable person. He uses excellent analogies in explaining the operation of various electronic security equipment in a layperson's terms.' Security Management 'This book, while about electronic security devices, is written so that the security man can understand it - you don't need a degree in electronic engineering. .....Recommended.' International Security Review 'The text has a practical bias, mindful of the most important questions which must be asked of all security equipment: "Will it work? - Can it be made not to work by the sophisticated criminal?" Security and Fire News Asia 'Electronic Security Systems will find a home on the bookshelf of many members of the security industry. It is informative, interesting and very easy to understand.' Security Installer Review of this edition "In very simple English, Walker has managed to explain the fairly technical and intricate subject of how electronic security devices work and where they fit into a security system." Security Australia "The text is very practical and the diagrams very easy to follow. This is a book that every security provider should have." Security Australia "Put it on your bookshelf and you'll find you and your staff referring to it again and again." Security Australia "...This publication is recommended reading for crime prevention officers, security officers and managers...." PROFESSIONAL SECURITY MAGAZINE "Recommended" INTERNATIONAL SECURITY REVIEW