Foreword. Preface. Perimeter protection: Overview of access control; External perimeter protection techniques; Barrier types; Barrier configurations; Safety considerations and emergency exiting; Discussion points. Doors: Door types; Locks; Locking considerations and wiring methods; Discussion points; Glossary of terms and Locking devices. Tokens and readers: Methods of identification; Code identification systems; Card-based identification systems; Non-contract identification systems; Personal characteristic systems; Discussion points. Controllers and systems: Single door controllers and software; Multi-door systems and software; Central processing and personal computers; Power supplies; System cable types; Cable protection and filtering; Discussion points. Survey and design of systems: Surveying; System design; Sensing devices; Remote signalling; Integrated systems; Site detection and monitoring; Auxiliary components and duties; Discussion points. Installation and commissioning: Installation of system cabling; Siting of access equipment; Connection and testing of system components; System programming and configuration; System handover; Health and safety; Discussion points. Service and maintenance and Response organizations: Preventive maintenance; Corrective maintenance; Response organizations; Discussion points. Reference information: Environmental protection; Multiplication factors; Common multiples; Standards and Codes of practice. Index.