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The Complete Book of Home, Site and Office Security: Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting Systems and Devices

The Complete Book of Home, Site and Office Security: Selecting, Installing, and Troubleshooting Systems and Devices

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By (author) Bill Phillips

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 309 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 230mm x 24mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071467440
  • ISBN 13: 9780071467445
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 1,493,960

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This is a one-stop resource for securing and protecting homes,businesses, and valuable property. Written without technicaljargon, this guide focuses on choosing, installing, andtroubleshooting security devices and systems and offers insideradvice on starting and running a security consulting business.

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Bill Phillips is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals. He is also the most successful author of security books ever. His best-selling The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing is currently in its sixth edition. Mr. Phillips also wrote McGraw-Hill's Locksmithing, part of the Craftmaster series, and The Complete Book of Electronic Security, also from McGraw-Hill. He is the author of the "Lock" article in the 1998 to 2006 editions of the World Book Encyclopedia, and has written hundreds of security-related articles for professional and general-circulation periodicals, including Keynotes, Home Mechanix (security editor), Locksmith Ledger International (contributing editor), Los Angeles Times, Consumers Digest, The National Locksmith (contributing writer), Safe and Vault Technology, Security Dealer, and many others.

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The expert, in-depth guidance needed to protect people, homes, businesses, and valuable property This is a one-stop resource for securing and protecting homes, businesses, and other valuable property. Written without technical jargon and packed with at-a-glance charts, checklists, and illustrations as well as sample contracts and agreements, this indispensable guide focuses on choosing, installing, and troubleshooting security devices and systems, and offers up practical advice on starting and running a security consulting business. Written by nationally known security expert Bill Phillips, "The Complete Book of Home, Site, and Office Security" is the only book that offers: Detailed, expert answers on every major security issue, from automobile theft prevention, to closed-circuit TV and video systems, to safes and vaults, to terrorism threats The best available advice and clear instructions from a leading professional Jargon-free language that anyone can follow and apply Inside, you'll find step-by-step, illustrated instructions for selecting, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing high-tech security systems and devices along with insider information on locks and other protective equipment. "The Complete Book of Home, Site, and Office Security" has it all. Packed with useful features such as security surveys and checklists, a registered professional locksmith (RPL) test, a registered security professional (RSP) test, and lists of trade associations and journals, Bill Phillips' "The Complete Book of Home, Site, and Office Security" is a solid value--whether you're investing in a career or merely your own peace of mind. Hands-On Professional Security Access Control Systems Alarm Systems Apartment Security Automating a Home Automobile Security Building a Security Business Carjacking Prevention Closed Circuit TV and Video Computer Security Crime Watches Desk and Filing Cabinet Locks Door Security and Vulnerabilities Fence Security High Rise Security High-Security Locks Home Invasion Prevention Home Safety and Security Jimmyproof Deadlocks Key Control Landscaping for Security Lighting for Security Locks and Locking Devices Lock Installation Lock Vulnerabilities Office Security Physical and Electronic Security Safes and Vaults Security Consulting Smart Cards Smart Homes Terrorism Defenses Windows and Skylights

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: History of Loss Prevention Chapter 2: Strengthening Doors Chapter 3: Exit Door Devices Chapter 4: Securing Windows Chapter 5: Lock Basics Chapter 6: High-Security Mechanical Locks Chapter 7: Electronic Locks Chapter 8: Electromagnetic Locks Chapter 9: Intruder Alarms and Home Automation Chapter 10: Access-Control Systems Chapter 11: Safety and Security Lighting Chapter 12: Closed-Circuit Television Systems Chapter 13: Safes and Vaults Chapter 14: Automobile Security Chapter 15: Home and Office Insurance Chapter 16: Home and Office Security Basics Chapter 17: Neighborhood Crime Watches Chapter 18: Computer Security Chapter 19: Choosing and Using Security Professionals Chapter 20: Preventing and Surviving Home Fires Chapter 21: Terrorism Chapter 22: Creating a Web Site Appendix A: Registered Professional Locksmith Test Appendix B: Registered Security Professional Test Appendix C: Installing a Securitron Mortise Glass Lock Appendix D: Finish Codes Appendix E: Trade Journals Appendix F: Installing Securitron Magnalock Devices Glossary Index