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Security & fire alarm systems

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International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March

International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March

Author: Luciano Maiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2016

This book, comprising contributions presented at the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, examines important aspects of international cooperation aimed at enhancing nuclear safety, security, safeguards (the 3S ), and non-proliferation, thereby assisting in the development and maintenance of the verification regime and progress toward a nuclear weapon-free world. The Conference served as a forum where eminent scientists, diplomats, and policymakers could compare national perspectives and update international collaborations. The book opens by addressing the political, institutional, and legal dimensions of the 3S and non-proliferation; current challenges are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements. Subsequent sections consider scientific developments that can contribute to increased effectiveness in the implementation of international regimes, particularly in critical areas, technology foresight, and the ongoing evaluation of current capabilities. The closing sections discuss scientific and technical challenges to the effective implementation of the 3S approach and the role of international cooperation and scientific community actions in leading the world toward peace and security.

Urban Resilience A Transformative Approach

Urban Resilience A Transformative Approach

Author: Yoshiki Yamagata Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2016

This book is on urban resilience - how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from them. It is a collection of latest research results from two separate but collaborating research groups, namely, researchers in urban design and those on general resilience theory. The book systematically deals with the core aspects of urban resilience: systems, management issues and populations. The taxonomy can be broken down into threats, systems, resilience cycles and recovery types in the context of urban resilience. It starts with a discussion of systems resilience models, focusing on the central idea that resilience is a moving average of costs (a set of trajectories in a two-player game paradigm). The second section explores management issues, including planning, operating and emergency response in cities with specific examples such as land-use planning and carbon-neutral scenarios for urban planning. The next section focuses on urban dwellers and specific people-related issues in the context of resilience. Agent-based simulation of behaviour and perception-based resilience, as well as brand crisis management are representative examples of the topics discussed. A further section examines systems like public utilities - including managing power supplies, cyber-security issues and models for pandemics. It concludes with a discussion of the future challenges and risks facing complex systems, for example in resilient power grids, making it essential reading for a wide range of researchers and policymakers.

Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges

Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges

Author: Anthony J. Masys Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

This book provides international perspective for those studying or working in the security domain, from enforcement to policy. It focuses on non-traditional threats in a landscape that has been described as transnational in nature and incorporates natural disasters, gang violence, extremism and terrorism, amongst other issues. Chapters provide innovative thinking on themes including cyber security, maritime security, transnational crime, human security, globalization and economic security. Relevant theoretical frameworks are presented and readers are expertly guided through complex threats, from matters pertaining to health security which pose threats not only to humans but also have significant national security implications, to issues regarding critical infrastructure vulnerability and the complexity of understanding terrorist operations. Authors reveal how emerging uncertainties regarding global critical infrastructure and supply chain security, food security, and health security are linked to the notion of human security. Security professionals, policy makers and academics will all gain from the insights, strategies and perspectives in this book. It builds understanding of the deepening and broadening domain of security studies and provides a valuable reference text for courses on security studies and international relations.

Methods and Techniques for Fire Detection Signal, Image and Video Processing Perspectives

Methods and Techniques for Fire Detection Signal, Image and Video Processing Perspectives

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2016

This book describes the signal, image and video processing methods and techniques for fire detection and provides a thorough and practical overview of this important subject, as a number of new methods are emerging. This book will serve as a reference for signal processing and computer vision, focusing on fire detection and methods for volume sensors. Applications covered in this book can easily be adapted to other domains, such as multi-modal object recognition in other safety and security problems, with scientific importance for fire detection, as well as video surveillance. Coverage includes: Camera Based Techniques Multi-modal/Multi-sensor fire analysis Pyro-electric Infrared Sensors for Flame Detection Large scale fire experiments Wildfire detection from moving aerial platforms

International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March

International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March

Author: Luciano Maiani Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2015

This book, comprising contributions presented at the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, examines important aspects of international cooperation aimed at enhancing nuclear safety, security, safeguards (the 3S ), and non-proliferation, thereby assisting in the development and maintenance of the verification regime and progress toward a nuclear weapon-free world. The Conference served as a forum where eminent scientists, diplomats, and policymakers could compare national perspectives and update international collaborations. The book opens by addressing the political, institutional, and legal dimensions of the 3S and non-proliferation; current challenges are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements. Subsequent sections consider scientific developments that can contribute to increased effectiveness in the implementation of international regimes, particularly in critical areas, technology foresight, and the ongoing evaluation of current capabilities. The closing sections discuss scientific and technical challenges to the effective implementation of the 3S approach and the role of international cooperation and scientific community actions in leading the world toward peace and security.

Building Security Rating System Checklists to Assess Risks, Consequences, and Security Countermeasures

Building Security Rating System Checklists to Assess Risks, Consequences, and Security Countermeasures

Author: Mohammed M. Ettouney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2015

Prepared by the Building Rating Security Committee (BRSC) of the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This Manual of Practice presents a building security rating system (BSRS) that can be used to improve the security of buildings and occupants subjected to violent attack. The BSRS offers a comprehensive method to account for threats and hazards, consequences and impacts, and vulnerability and mitigation as related to building security. In doing so, it provides a quantifiable measure of building security status. Multidisciplinary in scope, the BSRS uses a rigorous risk-based system that first identifies physical and operational criteria that enhance building security and then evaluates the extent to which a building meets these criteria. The BSRS has three elements: building classification, security countermeasures, and a rating system. MOP 128 presents the risk-based tools for classifying a building by its hazards and consequences, as well as identifying vulnerabilities to be addressed with security countermeasures. The rating system designates a buildings security level in five categories: rated, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Appendixes present extensive commentary on the factors for building classification and security countermeasures for each level of the rating system. Ten years in development, the BSRS is now publicly available for the first time. Architects, designers, structural engineers, planners, building owners, security professionals, and government officials will rely on MOP 128 as the essential reference for implementing improved, cost-effective building security.

Digital Video Surveillance and Security

Digital Video Surveillance and Security

Author: Anthony C. (Director and City-Wide Physical Security Architect at Avrio RMS Group) Caputo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2014

The use of digital surveillance technology is rapidly growing as it becomes significantly cheaper for live and remote monitoring. The second edition of Digital Video Surveillance and Security provides the most current and complete reference for security professionals and consultants as they plan, design, and implement surveillance systems to secure their places of business. By providing the necessary explanations of terms, concepts, and technological capabilities, this revised edition addresses the newest technologies and solutions available on the market today. With clear descriptions and detailed illustrations, Digital Video Surveillance and Security is the only book that shows the need for an overall understanding of the digital video surveillance (DVS) ecosystem.

26405-14 Fire Alarm Systems Trainee Guide

26405-14 Fire Alarm Systems Trainee Guide

Author: NCCER Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

(Module ID 26405-14) Covers fire alarm control units, Digital Alarm Communicator Systems (DACS), wiring for alarm initiating and notification devices, and alarm system maintenance.

THz and Security Applications Detectors, Sources and Associated Electronics for THz Applications

THz and Security Applications Detectors, Sources and Associated Electronics for THz Applications

Author: Carlo Corsi Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2014

These proceedings comprise invited papers from highly experienced researchers in THz technology and security applications. THz detection of explosives represents one of the most appealing technologies to have recently emerged in dealing with terrorist attacks encountered by civil security and military forces throughout the world. Discussed are the most advanced technologies and developments, the various points of operational strength and weaknesses as well as are suggestions and predictions the best technological solutions to overcome current operational limits. The current status of various levels of cooling in THz detectors, sources and associated electronics are also addressed. The goal was to provide a clear view on the current technologies available and the required advances needed in order to achieve more efficient systems. This goal was outlined in part by establishing the baseline of current uncertainty estimations in physics-based modelling and the identification of key areas which require additional research and development.

THz and Security Applications Detectors, Sources and Associated Electronics for THz Applications

THz and Security Applications Detectors, Sources and Associated Electronics for THz Applications

Author: Carlo Corsi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2014

These proceedings comprise invited papers from highly experienced researchers in THz technology and security applications. THz detection of explosives represents one of the most appealing technologies to have recently emerged in dealing with terrorist attacks encountered by civil security and military forces throughout the world. Discussed are the most advanced technologies and developments, the various points of operational strength and weaknesses as well as are suggestions and predictions the best technological solutions to overcome current operational limits. The current status of various levels of cooling in THz detectors, sources and associated electronics are also addressed. The goal was to provide a clear view on the current technologies available and the required advances needed in order to achieve more efficient systems. This goal was outlined in part by establishing the baseline of current uncertainty estimations in physics-based modelling and the identification of key areas which require additional research and development.

Historic Covered Bridge Security

Historic Covered Bridge Security

Author: Benjamin Donnelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Covered bridges used to cover the American landscape from coast to coast. However, because of various factors including neglect, arson, vandalism, and natural disasters, currently less than 700 to 900 bridges are still in existence today. This book discusses the covered bridge security manual and the remote monitoring of historic covered timber bridges for the prevention of arson and vandalism.

Fire Behavior and Fire Protection in Timber Buildings

Fire Behavior and Fire Protection in Timber Buildings

Author: Roza Aseeva, Boris Serkov, Andrey Sivenkov Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2013

This volume describes fire behavior and fire protection of timbers in outdoors and indoors application mainly in construction industry. The Authors' novel approach considers the relationship between various species and age of timbers and its fire behavior at different thermal and fire loads. Quantitative data of ignition speed and flame propagation as well as generation of heat, smoke and toxic products are discussed. Analysis of fire resistance of various types of building materials based on timber of different species as well as the novel data on the effect of natural and accelerated aging of timbers on its fire behavior are discussed. The main practical methods of fire protection of new and ancient timber buildings and structures to increase its fire resistance are considered. The book should be useful for a wide range of readers: chemists, physicists, material scientists, architects, engineers, constructors and restorers.