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

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ISBN-10: 0071467440

ISBN-13: 9780071467445

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bill Phillips

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United States audience includes locksmiths (25,000), security guards (1 million-plus), police and detectives (800,000-plus), private detectives (40,000), facility managers (17,000), property and real estate managers (290,000-plus) Covers choosing, installing, and troubleshooting security devices and systems
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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 309
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

History of Loss Prevention
Early Civilizations
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Europe in the Middle Age
The Eighteenth Century
Contemporary England
Peel's Reforms
The Growth of Policing
Early America
The Growth of Private Security in America
Railroads and Labor Unions
World Wars I and II
Twenty-First Century Security
Strengthening Doors
How Burglars Can Get Through Doors
Removing the hinges
Prying off stop molding
Kicking doors down
Impersonating other people
Prying open sliding-glass doors
Breaking in through garage doors
Choosing a New Door
M.A.G. Manufacturing History and Products
Exit Door Devices
Distinctive Exit Devices Also Provide Safety
Which Exit Device to Choose
Exit tests (grades 1 and 2)
Security test (grade 1)
Inside pull test (grade 1)
Push test (grade 1)
Torque to retract latchbolt test
Force to latch door test
Trim durability test
Cylinder test
Unlocked outside knob or lever torque test
Locked outside knob torque test
Locked outside thumbpiece test
Axial-load test
Vertical-load test
Outside knob or lever crush test
Outside rose and escutcheon dent test
Outside rose and escutcheon deformation test
Salt-spray test
Humidity test
Pencil hardness test
Ultraviolet (UV) light and condensation test
Tabor abrasion test
How a Fire Rating Is Determined
Pilfergard Model PG-10
Testing and operating
Pilfergard PG-20
Exitgard Models 35 and 70
Alarm Lock Models 250, 250L, 260, and 260L
Electronic Lock Model 265
Installing the control box
Alarm Lock Models 700, 700L, 710, and 710L
Special operations
Alarm Lock Model 715
Installing the control box
Securing Windows
Glass Blocks
A newer way to install glass blocks
Protecting Glass
Lock Basics
Grades of Door Locks
Types of Door Locks
Choosing a Deadbolt
How deadbolts are defeated and what you can do about it
Installing a deadbolt
Choosing a Jimmy-Proof Deadlock
Choosing Multiple-Bolt Locks
Lock Cylinders
High-security cylinders
Making a standard cylinder more secure
Minimizing Your Keys
Simplex Mechanical Pushbutton Locks
High-Security Mechanical Locks
Underwriters Laboratories' Listing
Key Control
Lock and Key Patents
Types of High-Security Mechanical Locks
Mul-T-Lock high-security system
Mul-T-Lock Integrator system key security
Schlage Primus
Handing and key reading
Bitting notation
Identifying nonoriginal keys
Medeco locks
Electronic Locks
Kaba 4000 Series
The Simplex and E-Plex 5000 Series
Electronic access control
Four-bolt installation
Electromagnetic Locks
How They Work
Thunderbolt Electromagnetic Locks
Details about lock features
Powering the system
Controls for the locking system
Hooking the system up
Unusual applications
Thunderbolt 1500
Thunderbolt 1560
Intruder Alarms and Home Automation
Burglar Alarms
Magnetic switches
Audio discriminators
Ultrasonic detectors
Microwave detectors
Passive infrared detectors
Dual techs
Professional versus Do-It-Yourself Alarms
What You Can Do That the Pros Won't
Tricks of Hardwiring
Home Automation Systems
Programmable controller
Smart House integrated system
Home automation controllers
X-10-compatible home automation systems
Alarm without wires
Wall outlets and modules
Access-Control Systems
Access Control for an Apartment
Introduction to Biometrics (by eKeyUSA Systems)
What is biometric authentication?
What is applied biometric?
Where is biometric used nowadays?
How come that passwords and PINs decrease the level of security?
Why use biometric technology?
Which advantages does biometric recognition offer, as opposed to traditional security systems and methods?
How do biometric devices work?
How does biometrics protect personal information from unauthorized disclosure?
Is there a possible health risk?
Are there any predictions for the future of biometrics and fingerprint recognition?
Which measuring sizes can be used for verification of the performance potential of a biometric authentication system?
Why are not all biometric systems equally secure?
Trilogy Access-Control Locking System Features
Safety and Security Lighting
Light Sources
Light Controllers
Preventing Accidents
Installing Motion-Activated Outdoor Lighting
120-Volt Lighting
Closed-Circuit Television Systems
How CCTV Systems Work
Peripheral Devices
Installing a CCTV System
Video Intercoms
Lighting Considerations
Buying Tips
Installation Tips
Safes and Vaults
Types of Safes
Safe Styles
Installing an In-Floor Safe
Moving Safes
Special Safe Features
Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safe Ratings
Underwriters Laboratories Burglary Safe Standard
Buying Safes
Automobile Security
Antitheft Devices
Car Alarms
Special Features in Car Alarms
Factory versus Custom Installation
Choosing an Installer
Stolen-Vehicle Retrieval Systems
Combating Carjackers
Home and Office Insurance
Understanding Your Policy
How Much Building Protection Is Enough?
Personal or Home-Business Property
Special Disasters
Available Discounts
Federal Crime Insurance Program
Response and recovery
Fire prevention and training
Operations support
Information technology services
Mitigation programs
Policy and regional operations
Executive direction
Disaster Relief Fund
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Fund
National Flood Insurance Fund
National Flood Mitigation Fund
Flood-Map Modernization Fund
Emergency food and shelter
Inspector General
National Insurance Development Fund
Home and Office Security Basics
Surveying a House or Office
Home Safety and Security Checklist
Home exterior
Exterior doors and locks
Inside the home
People in the home
Surveying a Building
High-Rise Apartment Security
Neighborhood Crime Watches
Basic Activities of a Neighborhood Crime Watch
What Is Neighborhood Crime Watch?
Why Neighborhood Crime Watch Works
Three Models for Crime Watch Programs
Block watch
Block watch with block captains
Citizen patrols
How to Start a Neighborhood Crime Watch
Block captain responsibilities
Computer Security
Operating System Safeguards
Securing Your Web Browser
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Computer's Safari
Other Security Measures
Choosing and Using Security Professionals
Home Alarm Systems Installers
Physical Self-Defense Instructors
Security Consultants
Preventing and Surviving Home Fires
Causes and Cures
Smoke Detectors
The KidSmart vocal smoke alarm
Fire Extinguishers
Escape Ladders
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Surviving a Home Fire
What to Do after a Fire
What Is Suspicious Activity?
Who Should I Call to Make a Report?
Should I Give Police My Name and Contact Number?
Will My Identity Be Protected?
Do I Have to Talk to the News Media?
How Should I Focus My Attention?
What Should I Watch For?
Is My Awareness Really That Important?
Homeland Security Presidential Directive
Homeland Security
Homeland Security Advisory System
Threat Conditions and Associated Protective Measures
Comment and Review Periods
Creating a Web Site
Getting Ideas for Making a Web Site
Choosing a Web Site Host
Choosing a Domain Name
Creating Content
Sketching Out Your Web Site
Using Web Site Creation Software
Helping People Find Your Website
Using Search Engines
Name Your Pages
Use Meta Tags
Other Ways to Promote Your Site
Registered Professional Locksmith Test
Registered Security Professional Test
Installing a Securitron Mortise Glass Lock
Finish Codes
Trade Journals
Installing Securitron Magnalock Devices