Electronic Security Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750679992, 9780080494708

Electronic Security Systems

1st Edition

A Manager's Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions

Authors: Robert Pearson
eBook ISBN: 9780080494708
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750679992
Paperback ISBN: 9781493303229
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th November 2006
Page Count: 384
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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a well-written and concise overview of electronic security systems and their functions
  • Takes a holistic approach by focusing on the integration of different aspects of electronic security systems
  • Includes a collection of practical experiences, solutions, and an approach to solving technical problems


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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Electronic Access Control Chapter 2 Badge Making Chapter 3 Biometrics Chapter 4 Electronic Alarm Systems Chapter 5 Fire Systems Chapter 6 Exterior and Interior Security Sensors
Chapter 7 Closed Circuit Television Chapter 8 Wireless Chapter 9 Intercoms and Controls
Chapter 10 Security Control Center Chapter 11 Database Management Chapter 12 System Configuration Control Chapter 13 Process Automation Chapter 14 Building Automation Chapter 15 Integration Chapter 16 Consolidation Chapter 17 Maintenance and Testing Chapter 18 Security Design Process Chapter 19 Special Compliance Chapter 20 Trends


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Robert Pearson

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