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Intruder Alarms, 2nd Edition

Book Description

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.

* 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Chapter 1: Intruder alarm systems
    1. 1.1 A complementary part of the security industry
    2. 1.2 ACPO Security Systems Policy and response organizations in the intruder alarm industry
    3. 1.3 Local authority requirements
    4. 1.4 Standards, codes of practice and regulations
    5. 1.5 The installation and servicing company
  9. Chapter 2: Intruder alarm system circuitry
    1. 2.1 Detector circuits
    2. 2.2 Line-monitoring devices
    3. 2.3 The electromagnetic relay
    4. 2.4 Power circuits
    5. 2.5 Control circuits
  10. Chapter 3: Intruder alarm detection devices
    1. 3.1 Protective switches
    2. 3.2 Continuous wiring
    3. 3.3 Glass break detectors
    4. 3.4 Deliberately operated devices
    5. 3.5 Beam interruption detectors
    6. 3.6 Movement detectors
    7. 3.7 Inertia and vibration detectors
    8. 3.8 Capacitive detectors
    9. 3.9 Acoustic detectors
    10. 3.10 Terms and symbols
  11. Chapter 4: Power supplies
    1. 4.1 Primary supply
    2. 4.2 Secondary supplies
    3. 4.3 Ancillary duties
  12. Chapter 5: Intruder alarm control equipment
    1. 5.1 Control panel system facilities
    2. 5.2 Control panel detector circuit facilities: control unit features
    3. 5.3 Conventional connection details
    4. 5.4 Ancillary control equipment
    5. 5.5 Multiplex, data bus networks and addressable systems
    6. 5.6 Voltage surges and induced electromagnetic energy
    7. 5.7 Uploading and downloading
  13. Chapter 6: Signalling systems and confirmed alarms
    1. 6.1 Audible signalling devices
    2. 6.2 Visual signalling devices
    3. 6.3 Electromagnetic relays: applications
    4. 6.4 Remote signalling: the alarm receiving centre
    5. 6.5 Remote signalling: telephone lines
    6. 6.6 Signalling systems and automatic dialling equipment
    7. 6.7 Radio signalling: Paknet
    8. 6.8 Optical fibres
    9. 6.9 Alarm confirmation technology
  14. Chapter 7: Intruder alarm wiring systems
    1. 7.1 Survey of modern wiring methods
    2. 7.2 Installation of supports and cables
    3. 7.3 Joints and terminations
    4. 7.4 Fixing methods for devices
    5. 7.5 Working equipment: safe use
  15. Chapter 8: Inspection and testing of the low-voltage (mains) supply
    1. 8.1 Visual inspection and testing
    2. 8.2 Safety precautions and test equipment
  16. Chapter 9: Commissioning, maintenance (servicing) and fault location
    1. 9.1 Testing the system
    2. 9.2 Regulatory authority requirements
    3. 9.3 Fault finding
    4. 9.4 Customer care: servicing and maintenance
    5. 9.5 Test equipment
  17. Chapter 10: Reference information
    1. 10.1 Wireless intruder alarms
    2. 10.2 Environmental protection
    3. 10.3 Multiplication factors
    4. 10.4 Reference Standards, codes of practice and regulations
  18. Index