"Security, ID Systems and Locks", Joel Konicek/Karen Little, 1997,
%A Joel Konicek
%A Karen Little
%C 225 Wildwood Street, Woburn, MA 01801
%I Butterworth-Heinemann/CRC Press/Digital Press
%O U$39.99 800-272-7737 www.bh.com/bh/ dp-catalog@...
%P 244 p.
%T "Security, ID Systems and Locks: The Book on Electronic Access
This is an easy to read, illustrated, quick guide to a lot (not all)
of physical security.
Chapter one introduces electronic access control, primarily access
cards and sensor systems. Then we got back to ancient history:
chapter two looks at old fort and defensive technology, which lives on
both in concepts and in terms still used. Credentials, such as
identification and authentication systems, cards, and biometrics, are
reviewed in chapter three. Chapter four deals with barriers like
doors and locks, concentrating on electronic systems. Oddly, the
issue of power failure is not addressed, although there is a good
section on fire exits. Sensors, as the input part of an alarm or
control system, are discussed in chapter five. There is a simple
guide to (mostly Wintel) computers in chapter six. Cabling and other
technology that may be used for communications in a security system is
examined in chapter seven. Systems design, in chapter eight,
scrutinizes a variety of aspects, some of which have been previously
covered. Chapter nine, entitled system integration, is actually more
system design. Chapter ten looks at how a number of companies are
using electronic access.
While limited to electronic systems, the book is a very reasonable
guide to a lot of physical security technology.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 2002 BKSIDSAL.RVW 20021012
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