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Integrated Security Systems Design by Thomas L. Norman

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10 Getting Down to the Actual Design

MACROLEVEL DESIGN: THE PIECES OF THE BIG PICTURE

The Big Picture and the Fabric

The security system designer has an obligation to provide drawings that, when taken together, provide the following three views of the security system for the bidder, installer, maintenance technician, and the designer who will some years later expand or modify the system:

• How the system devices relate to the building and site
• How the system devices relate to the conduit system
• How the system devices relate to other system devices

Plans

Plans and physical details provide the first two views. They show how the security devices relate to the building and site and to the conduit system.

Floor plans and site plans are sometimes ...

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