Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems

Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems

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By (author) John E. Traister, By (author) Terry Kennedy

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 406 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 229mm x 33mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 17 September 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071376747
  • ISBN 13: 9780071376747
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Mixed media 350 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 630,944

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This is the business and technical handbook for low voltage wiring. Burglars, vandals, fires, even industrial spies don't stand a chance against a professionally alarmed building, but today there is a serious shortage of security and other low voltage contractors and technicians. Now, you can take advantage of the boom. "Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems" has the answers - with the CD, this book is not just a training kit featuring all the skills necessary to design, install, and maintain security and fire alarm systems in any building - it is a complete business management and growth tutorial.The best source of expert answers to your low voltage business and practical, field questions, "Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems" can allow you to prosper from the rapid growth of the low voltage industry. This is a comprehensive source of easy-to-use answers for designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting security and fire alarm systems in residential and commercial buildings. Don't miss out on cabling, building automation, and the coming of photovoltaic circuits. It helps to understand blueprints: dimensions, symbols, the keynotes for success. It provides a look at the code. It is a quick guide to troubleshooting techniques. It is loaded with photos, drawings, and checklists that back up the text. It shows how to maximize profits as a low voltage contractor.It includes business-building tools such as: estimating guidelines and tips; additional profit centers; writing real-world contracts; CD with downloadable business checklists. This CD-ROM is loaded with business aids, time-saving checklists, Internet addresses for industry contacts, and, live, searchable glossary.

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JOHN E. TRAISTER (deceased) was involved in the electrical industry for more than 35 years and wrote several best-selling McGraw-Hill books, including the HANDBOOK OF ELECTRICAL DESIGN DETAILS and the NEC HANDBOOK. He was the original author of SECURITY/FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS. TERRY KENNEDY is an analyst for Liberty Mutual and scrutinizes the causes of defects in major construction lawsuits. He has had a hands-on involvement with the construction industry for over 30 years--carpenter, electrician, general contractor, construction manager, estimator--a thorough knowledge of the industry. Mr. Kennedy is a freelance writer, has been a featured speaker and lecturer, has recently completed the 2nd Edition of the ROOFING HANDBOOK, and is working on the ROOFER'S INSTANT ANSWER BOOK for McGraw-Hill.

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"Ron Milstein, owner of Building Tech Bookstore in Beaverton, OR: "Traister's book is the best overview book on this topic. Adding business development strategies is a great idea because these guys need this information.

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LOW VOLTAGE WIRING SECURITY/FIRE ALARM SYSTEMSThe business and technical handbook for low voltage wiringBurglars, vandals, fires, even industrial spies don't stand a chance against a professionally alarmed building, but today there is a serious shortage of security and other low voltage contractors and technicians. Now, you can take advantage of the boom. LOW VOLTAGE WIRING SECURITY/FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS has the answers--with the CD, this book is not just a training kit featuring all the skills necessary to design, install, and maintain security and fire alarm systems in any building--it is a complete business management and growth tutorial.The best source of expert answers to your low voltage business and practical, field questions, LOW VOLTAGE WIRING SECURITY/FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS can allow you to prosper from the rapid growth of the low voltage industry. * A comprehensive source of easy-to-use answers for designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting security and fire alarm systems in residential and commercial buildings * Don't miss out on cabling, building automation, andthe coming of photovoltaic circuits * Understand blueprints: dimensions, symbols, the keynotes for success * A look at the code * Quick guide to troubleshooting techniques * Loaded with photos, drawings, and checklists that back up the text * How to maximize profits as a low voltage contractorINCLUDES BUSINESS-BUILDING TOOLS: * Estimating guidelines and tips * Additional profit centers * Writing real-world contracts * CD with downloadable business checklistsCD-ROM INSIDE! * Loaded with business aids * Time-saving checklists * Internet addresses for industry contacts * Live, searchable glossary

Table of contents

Part I: The Security Systems Business. Chapter 1: A Business Built on Contracts. Chapter 2: Estimating the Installation of Security Systems. Chapter 3: Managing a Security Systems Business. Chapter 4: Profit Centers--Service, Maintenance, and Ancillary Cash Flow. Part II: The Field. Chapter 5: Basic Security System Considerations. Chapter 6: Basic Installation Technique. Chapter 7: Residential Security Systems. Chapter 8: Commercial and Industrial Security Systems. Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Security Systems. Part III: A Deeper Understanding. Chapter 10: Electrical Circuits. Chapter 11: The Code. Chapter 12: Print Reading.