To meet the need for a handy reference guide, with all essential theory, data and information needed every day, Gerard Honey has written this Pocket Book. It will be one of the most useful tools in the kit of anyone specifying, installing, maintaining or repairing security systems, either domestic or commercial. Gerard Honey is a practising security installer and consultant. He is a leading writer for the security industry and has written two other acclaimed books, also available from Newnes: Electronic Protection and Security Systems and Intruder Alarms.

Key Features

Handy data source for security system designers and installers Complements the range of physical security texts from Newnes Written by the author of 'Intruder Alarms'


Security system installers; vocational students, security professionals; electricians

Table of Contents

Preface; Intruder alarms; Sensors: external detection; Access control; Closed Circuit Television (CCTV); Fibre optic transmission; Fire detection systems; Remote signalling and communication equipment; Lighting techniques; Integrated systems; Nursecall systems; Central stations: alarm receiving centres; Health and safety; Governing bodies and associations; Reference information; Index


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About the editor

Gerard Honey

Gerard Honey is an experienced international installer and well known author within the electrical and electronic security and safety areas. He is married with two grown up children and spends part of his time in the north of England, the remainder working abroad. He promotes a healthy lifestyle and swims and cycles on a regular basis, but has an interest in most other sports also - particularly football. Gerard Honey is practical and sees all installations in real terms as he understands technical limitations and working problems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Experienced systems installer, Durham, U.K.


'A useful and welcomed point of reference when out in the field.' Professional Security Installer Magazine. "As far as technical material is concerned, this is the smallest, most jam-packed book put out for a long time...Throw this midget text-book in your tool kit for quick reference for data, essential information, and techniques with a practical bent on things like CCTV, intruder alarms, access control, fire alarms, lighting, nursecall systems and remote sensing." Security Australia