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Electronic Access Controlby Thomas L. Norman
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Electronic Access Control: An Introduction describes the full range of electronic access control (EAC) devices--credentials, readers, locks, sensors, wiring, and computers, showing how they work, and how they are installed.
Karen Little explains EAC devices as they relate to:
You will be better able to understand issues that can occur within EAC systems and more able to clearly discuss these issues with co-workers and managers. The book contains behind-the-scenes information, providing insight into how EAC systems are installed, maintained, and repaired. Little offers practical advice so you can talk knowledgably with outside contractors. The book also helps you collaborate with people employed in various positions throughout a facility, communicating effectively on this otherwise complex topic so that you can quickly resolve issues. The book focuses on aspects of security and information technology as they relate to your job responsibilities, and prepares you to understand and discuss issues related to computer selection, software maintenance, and data management, offering career advancement to the security professional.
Access Control Systems are difficult to learn and even harder to master due to the different ways in which manufacturers approach the subject and the myriad complications associated with doors, door frames, hardware, and electrified locks. Electronic Access Control consolidates this information into covers comprehensive yet easy-to-read list of subjects that every Access Control System Designer, Installer, Maintenance Tech or Project Manager needs to know in order to develop quality and profitable Alarm/Access Control System installations. Within these pages, Thomas L. Norman, a master at electronic security and risk management consulting and author of the industry reference manual for the design of Integrated Security Systems, describes the full range of EAC devices--credentials, readers, locks, sensors, wiring, and computers, showing how they work, and how they are installed. The book presents an arcane and complex subject with a conversational and layered learning approach that results in a thorough understanding of each point, thus offering quick career advancement potential to the security professional.
About the Author
Thomas L. Norman, CPP/CSC is an internationally acclaimed security and anti-terrorism consultant. Mr. Norman’s expertise ranges from risk management consulting to security program development consulting to security technology consulting, to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) consulting. Mr. Norman is a prolific author and his ideas have affected the design on numerous security technologies. Mr. Norman works in very high security areas and teaches how to evaluate the correct mix of technology and non-technology approaches for each case. Mr. Norman’s pleasant writing style makes learning interesting and helps you retain more of what is taught.
Executive Vice President, Protection Partners International - Houston, TX, USA and Beirut, Lebanon
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