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Integrated Security Systems Design Concepts, Specifications, and Implementation

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ISBN-10: 0750679093

ISBN-13: 9780750679091

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas L. Norman

List price: $65.95
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Integrated Security Systems Designis a one-stop resource for security directors, consultants, engineers and installation managers who are interested in providing enterprise-class security in goverment and corporate installations worldwide. An integrated security system is a system that has been incorporated into other programs (such as Access Control, Private Branch Exchanges, Human Relations, Security Video, and Intercommunications) to perform tasks in a manner consistent with corporate or agency policies and procedures. This book explains how to accomplish such integration, thereby saving a company both time and money. Integrated Security Systems Designis arranged to go from the strategic to the technical to the tactical. The strategic section covers the why of design, the technical section explains how its done, and the tactical section provides the cultural knowledge that leads to project success. Norman also offers guidance in avoiding pitfalls out of which lawsuits have arisen. Many of the subjects covered, such as how to make a security system invisible on an Information Technology System network, include material not available in any other book. * Centralize monitoring of security, of business processes and of adherence to policy * Learn the what-not-to-do's of security design from an experienced practitioner * Maximize your organization's safety while reducing liability and operating costs
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Thomas L. Norman, CPP, PSP, CSC, is an internationally acclaimed security risk management and enterprise-class security system design consultant with experience in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Norman has experience in security designs for critical infrastructure including oil and gas terminals, lines, and distribution centers; mass transit and vehicle transportation systems including air security, rail, and marine facilities and systems; long-span suspension and truss bridges; and central banking, utility and financial facilities. Mr. Norman's extended experience includes a large number of chemical, petrochemical, banking, government, corporate facilities, hospitality, healthcare, venues, and museums. Mr. Norman's unique processes focus on identifying and securing the underlying causes of building system vulnerabilities, that is, business processes, technologies, and cultures that encourage the development of vulnerabilities to the detriment of the organization. As the author of the industry reference manual on integrated security system design, and with more than 35 years of experience in design, construction management and commissioning, Mr. Norman is considered one of the industry's leading design consultants, worldwide, having contributed many industry design firsts including Video Pursuit and REAPs design concepts, among others. Mr. Norman has developed formulas and detailed processes that are used by the entire security industry to calculate the effectiveness of security programs and security program elements and also overall security program cost-effectiveness. Mr. Norman has authored four books: for the American Institute of Architects, "Security Planning and Design - A Guide for Architects and Building Owners"; "Integrated Security Systems Design" (Elsevier); "Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasures Selection" (CRC Press); and "Electronic Access Control" (Elsevier). His works have been quoted and referenced by organizations such as the Cato Institute, NBC, and Security Management.

Introduction to Integrated Security Systems
Introduction and Organization of the Book
Integrated Security System Design Benefits and Philosophy
History of Electronic Security
Security System Design
Security System Design Elements
Electronics Elements (High-Level Discussion)
Electronics Elements (Detailed Discussion)
Physical Security Elements
The Security Design Process
Preliminary Design Process Steps
Getting Down to the Actual Design
Special Design Sections
Information Technology Systems Infrastructure
Radio Frequency Systems
Interfacing to Legacy Systems and Emerging Technologies
Interfacing to Related Systems
Delaying Technologies and Response Technologies
Alarm Detection and Emerging Video Technologies
Design Standards Development
Finalizing the Installation
System Implementation