Electronic Security Systems

Electronic Security Systems

Better Ways to Crime Prevention

1st Edition - November 9, 1983

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  • Author: Philip Walker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103181

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Electronic Security Systems: Better Ways to Crime Prevention teaches the reader about the application of electronics for security purposes through the use of case histories, analogies, anecdotes, and other related materials. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers the concepts behind security systems – its objectives, limitations, and components; the fundamentals of space detection; detection of intruder movement indoors and outdoors; surveillance; and alarm communication and control. Part 2 discusses equipments involved in security systems such as the different types of sensors, and equipment for access control and personnel and material inspection. Part 3 tackles the system design, installation, and maintenance of security systems; the training of personnel for its operation; and the presentation of gathered data. The text is recommended for those who would like to be familiarized with the importance and usage of different security systems.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    Part 1 Systems

    Chapter 1 What This Book is About, and How to Use It

    Chapter 2 Thinking Security

    Chapter 3 Security System Concepts

    Chapter 4 Space Detection Fundamentals

    Chapter 5 Surveying for Intruder Detection Indoors

    Chapter 6 Movement Detection Outdoors

    Chapter 7 Surveillance

    Chapter 8 Alarm Communication and Control

    Chapter 9 Reliability: Cause and Control of False Alarms

    Chapter 10 Movement Control of Personnel and Materials

    Chapter 11 Espionage and Countermeasures

    Chapter 12 Vehicle Security

    Part 2 Equipment

    Chapter 13 Switching Sensors

    Chapter 14 Infra-red Sensors

    Chapter 15 Ultrasonic Sensors

    Chapter 16 Microwave Radar Sensors

    Chapter 17 Microwave Fence Sensors

    Chapter 18 Field Effect Sensors

    Chapter 19 Microphonic Sensors

    Chapter 20 Closed-Circuit Television

    Chapter 21 Signalling and Control Equipment

    Chapter 22 Access Control Equipment

    Chapter 23 Personnel and Material Control Equipment

    Chapter 24 Power Supplies

    Part 3 Implementation

    Chapter 25 Presentation of Information

    Chapter 26 System Design

    Chapter 27 Installation Design and Implementation

    Chapter 28 User Training, Operational Orders and Monitoring

    Chapter 29 Maintenance and Service

    Chapter 30 Feedback


Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1983
  • Published: November 9, 1983
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103181

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Philip Walker

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Consulting Engineer

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