Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems

Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems

3rd Edition - August 24, 1999

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  • Author: H. William Trimmer
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750672061
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080519913

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Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, Third Edition has seen the alarm industry enter the computer age. With its coverage of microcomputerized controls, sophisticated detection devices, methods of alarm reporting, that second edition broke new ground. Now completely updated to reflect the security industry's most high-tech advances, the third edition of Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, continues on the road of educating the alarm dealer, installer, and technician.

Key Features

  • Prepares readers for the practicalities of dealing with customers
  • Takes readers from the basics of electricity to the most modern equipment installation and repair
  • Teaches the pitfalls one might encounter in the alarm servicing profession, along with the approaches for troubleshooting


Alarm system installers, service technicians and some security managers

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Basic Electricity; Test Equipment; Part Two: Kinds of Trouble; Types of Protective Loops; Seven Steps in Troubleshooting; Specific Troubleshooting Procedures; Part Three: Controls; Silent Alarms and Local Bells; Batteries and Power Supplies; Part Four: Advanced Intrusion Detection Systems; Part Five: A Day in the Life of An Alarm Serviceperson; Work Hazards; Dealing Effectively with Customers; Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1999
  • Published: August 24, 1999
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750672061
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080519913

About the Author

H. William Trimmer

Affiliations and Expertise

William Trimmer is an Electrical Engineer

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