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Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves? In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we're encouraged to think about security by law enforcement agencies, businesses of all shapes and sizes, and our national governments and militaries. Schneier believes we all can and should be better security consumers, and that the trade-offs we make in the name of security - in terms of cash outlays, taxes, inconvenience, and diminished freedoms - should be part of an ongoing negotiation in our personal, professional, and civic lives, and the subject of an open and informed national discussion. With a well-deserved reputation for original and sometimes iconoclastic thought, Schneier has a lot to say that is provocative, counter-intuitive, and just plain good sense. He explains in detail, for example, why we need to design security systems that don't just work well, but fail well, and why secrecy on the part of government often undermines security. He also believes, for instance, that national ID cards are an exceptionally bad idea: technically unsound, and even destructive of security. And, contrary to a lot of current nay-sayers, he thinks online shopping is fundamentally safe, and that many of the new airline security measure (though by no means all) are actually quite effective. A skeptic of much that's promised by highly touted technologies like biometrics, Schneier is also a refreshingly positive, problem-solving force in the often self-dramatizing and fear-mongering world of security pundits. Schneier helps the reader to understand the issues at stake, and how to best come to one's own conclusions, including the vast infrastructure we already have in place, and the vaster systems--some useful, others useless or worse--that we're being asked to submit to and pay for. Bruce Schneier is the author of seven books, including Applied Cryptography (which Wired called the one book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published ) and Secrets and Lies (described in Fortune as startlingly lively...|[a] jewel box of little surprises you can actually use. ). He is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., and publishes Crypto-Gram, one of the most widely read newsletters in the field of online security.
CCTV for Security Professionals provides the information necessary to design the ideal CCTV system. The chapters are stand-alone sources of information on their subjects and are presented in logical sequence to guide the reader from basic principles to more complex for a complete system understanding. In his straight-forward and informative text, Alan Matchett approaches the camera systems from the user's point of view, providing the security manager with the knowledge to discuss the system, its desired features, and the areas of design concern within the context of an organization's business model. This can prove to be invaluable when evaluating an existing system, the use and components of a given system, or in evaluating a system design proposed by a vendor. Installers and service personnel will benefit from the functions and possibilities that are available with the various components and by gaining an understanding of their customers' needs. Newer technicians will learn how to set up the system properly, and can familiarize themselves with the technologies that go into a CCTV system. Security equipment sales personnel will also gain a better knowledge of the customer's needs as well as learn to determine exactly what questions they should be asking the customer and what the customer's responses mean. In this manner, the book will offer invaluable tips to ensure customers get exactly what they expect in a system.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DESIGNING, DRAWING, AND USING SECURITY WIRING DIAGRAMS Clear, expert, hands-on guidance covering everything from drawing basics to understanding and designing electrical security system wiring diagrams is packed in this resource. Written by an author with over two decades in the field, Locksmithing and Electronic Security Wiring Diagrams gives you everything you need to: * Create wiring diagrams * Improve your troubleshooting skills * Select design components * Read and analyze wiring diagrams like a pro Invaluable to professional locksmiths and security engineers, designers, technicians, teachers, and students, this book is your best shortcut to a complete understanding of electronic security wiring diagrams. FEATURES * The perfect tutorial for learning how to understand electronic security wiring diagrams * Complete illustrated coverage of drawing basics, including equipment selection and system design * Step-by-step wiring system design instruction from an industry expert * Everything you need to know about relay controls, junction boxes, and fire panel interfaces * Discussion of power requirements and flow * Valuable questions, tests, and practical exercises to sharpen your skills * Symbols and abbreviations explained
The comprehensive guide for identifying needs, specification and installation of emergency and security lighting systems. Emergency and Security Lighting is a thoroughly practical guide for lighting installers and electricians, intruder alarm and fire alarm installers, and managers with security and health and safety responsibilities. Covering the latest workplace directives, building and fire regulations, it is essential reading. The text is concise and accessible and includes the latest technical developments such as low-energy systems for extended period lighting. This book provides the underpinning knowledge necessary for the level 3 NVQs from SITO / City & Guilds. The concise, accessible text makes it an ideal coursebook. This accessibility also makes it ideal for hard-pressed practitioners. Gerard Honey is a practising security installer working in the UK and Spain. He is author of a number of security books and a regular contributor to magazines including Security Installer and PSI.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Best-of-the-best guidelines for handling low voltage wiringThe A-Z reference on designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting modern security and fire alarm systems is now fully up-to-date in a new edition. Prepared by Terry Kennedy and John E. Traister, authors with over three decades of hands-on experience apiece in the construction industry, Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, Third Edition provides all the appropriate wiring data you need to work on security and fire alarm systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A CD-ROM packaged with the book conveniently puts at your fingertips sample forms, checklists, a fully-searchable glossary, and hot-linked industry reference URLs.
Electronic Surveillance Devices is the book that security professionals, security system installers and hobbyists have been waiting for. Paul Brookes launches straight into the practicalities of electronic surveillance with plenty of clear, detailed information on building the devices that are at the heart of surveillance and counter-surveillance. Self-build electronics projects are supported by principles and a brief survey of each type of device. The second edition of this popular handbook has been extended with new material on microphones, amplifiers and transmitters.
Physical Security 150 Things You Should Know is a comprehensive reference for the security professional. This book covers all aspects of security operations, from lighting and fencing to tracking systems and crime risk management. The 150 Things offered by Tyska and Fennelly will help professionals in the field build a well-trained, alert, and conscientious security staff.
Private security is now a multi-billion pound industry employing more personnel than the police. The authors provide incisive insights into the security world, scanning its weaknesses and exploring its potential. Based upon original research, supported by years of experience, they suggest that new ways of looking at the modern security world are long overdue. Private Security is a highly innovative book containing a wealth of up-to-date material. It is the definitive guide to the security world.
The Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health covers the most common types of risks or hazards that impact the safety and health of construction workers. Arranged in alphabetical order for ease-of-use, the Dictionary meshes regulations, common sense, and practical construction work aspects in a logical style. The author discusses a vast range of issues in construction safety. He covers the most common types of risks or hazards that impact the safety of construction workers, and includes the OSHA requirements where applicable. This comprehensive view of safety in the construction industry has its foundation in the author's belief that jobsite safety is a critical factor in good business practices, productivity, and cost containment. The construction industry has always been viewed as an industry with unique hazards. The Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health provides you with a tool for addressing occupational safety issues in the construction industry. As a guide and reference, it will be the foundation upon which you can build stronger safety initiatives and prevent jobsite deaths and injuries.