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Intruder Alarms - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080545745

Intruder Alarms

2nd Edition

Author: Gerard Honey
eBook ISBN: 9780080545745
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 18th February 2003
Page Count: 304
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Intruder Alarms provides a definitive and fully up-to-date guide to the specification, systems design, integration, installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. It has been written to be the essential handbook for installation engineers and security professionals working in this rapidly expanding and developing area.

The second edition includes new material on the use of remote signalling and networking and an expanded section on the integration of security systems, including real-world case studies. Information on police response policy, and the use of confirmed alarm technology has been updated, along with coverage of accreditation systems, NSI and ICON.

This book has been endorsed by SITO (the UK's Security Industry Training Organisation) as a suitable text for students following the relevant SITO courses including the SITO / City & Guilds scheme 1851: Knowledge of Security and Emergency Alarm Systems.

Key Features

  • The practical guide for installation engineers and security professionals
    * Essential reading for anyone responsible for the commissioning and maintenance of security alarm systems
    * New edition covers networking and integration issues


Security installers, systems engineers, maintenance engineers, facilities managers.

Table of Contents

Intruder alarm systems; Circuitry; Detection devices; Power supplies; Control equipment; Signalling systems; Wiring systems; Inspection and testing of the mains supply; Commissioning, maintenance and fault location; Reference information; Index.


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18th February 2003
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About the Author

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.


Review of previous edition
"Anyone studying SITO / City & Guilds 1851 course should - if they have not already done so - read Intruder Alarms by Gerard Honey." Security Installer

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