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Integrated security systems design : concepts, specifications, and implementation
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Boston, MA : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007


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Integrated Security Systems Design is a one-stop resource for security directors, consultants, engineers and installation managers who are interested in providing the best possible security while saving millions in improved operations efficiency. An integrated security system is a system that has been incorporated into other programs (such as Access Control, Private Branch Exchanges, Human Relations, Security Video, and Intercommunications) to perform tasks in a manner consistent with corporate or agency policies and procedures. This book explains how to accomplish such integration, thereby saving a company both time and money.

Integrated Security Systems Design is arranged to go from the strategic to the technical to the tactical. The strategic section covers the why of design, the technical section explains how it's done, and the tactical section provides the cultural knowledge that leads to project success. Norman also offers guidance in avoiding pitfalls out of which legal action have arisen. Many of the subjects covered, such as how to make a security system invisible on an Information Technology System network, include material not available in any other book.

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Thomas Norman, CPP, PSP, CSC, designs security programs and systems for high threat environments including along borders of conflict for governments, peacekeeping forces and for high-risk commercial/industrial clients in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction to Integrated Security Systemsp. 1
1 Introduction and Organization of the Bookp. 3
2 Integrated Security System Design Benefits and Philosophyp. 13
3 History of Electronic Securityp. 21
Section 2 Security System Designp. 35
4 Security System Design Elementsp. 37
5 Electronics Elements (High-Level Discussion)p. 57
6 Electronics Elements (Detailed Discussion)p. 65
7 Physical Security Elementsp. 139
8 The Security Design Processp. 179
9 Preliminary Design Process Stepsp. 191
10 Getting Down to the Actual Designp. 219
Section 3 Special Design Sectionsp. 251
11 Information Technology Systems Infrastructurep. 253
12 Radio Frequency Systemsp. 307
13 Interfacing to Legacy Systems and Emerging Technologiesp. 329
14 Interfacing to Related Systemsp. 345
15 Delaying Technologies and Response Technologiesp. 357
16 Alarm Detection and Emerging Video Technologiesp. 379
17 Design Standards Developmentp. 397
18 Finalizing the Installationp. 407
19 System Implementationp. 433