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Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback, 2nd edition): Mary Lynn Garcia Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Mary Lynn Garcia
R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Within 7 - 11 working days

Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, 2e, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level.
* New chapter on transportation systems
* Extensively updated chapter on threat definition
* Major changes to response chapter

Risk Analysis and the Security Survey (Hardcover, 4th edition): James F. Broder, Eugene Tucker Risk Analysis and the Security Survey (Hardcover, 4th edition)
James F. Broder, Eugene Tucker
R916 Discovery Miles 9 160 Within 7 - 11 working days

As there is a need for careful analysis in a world where threats are growing more complex and serious, you need the tools to ensure that sensible methods are employed and correlated directly to risk. Counter threats such as terrorism, fraud, natural disasters, and information theft with the Fourth Edition of "Risk Analysis and the Security Survey. "Broder and Tucker guide you throughanalysis toimplementationto provide you with the know-how to implement rigorous, accurate, and cost-effective security policies and designs. This book builds on the legacy of its predecessors by updating and covering new content. Understand the most fundamental theories surrounding risk control, design, and implementation by reviewing topics such as cost/benefit analysis, crime prediction, response planning, and business impact analysis--all updated to match today's current standards.

This book will show you how to develop and maintain current business contingency and disaster recovery plans to ensure your enterprises are able to sustain loss are able to recover, and protect your assets, be it your business, your information, or yourself, from threats.

*Offers powerful techniques for weighing and managing the risks that face your organization *Gives insights into universal principles that can be adapted to specific situations and threats *Covers topics needed by homeland security professionals as well as IT and physical security managers"

Contemporary Security Management (Hardcover, 3rd edition): John Fay Contemporary Security Management (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
John Fay
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Contemporary Security Management, 3rd Edition "teaches security professionals how to operate an efficient security department and how to integrate smoothly with other groups inside and outside their own organizations. Fay demonstrates the specifics of security management: * how to organize, plan, develop and manage a security operation. * how to identify vulnerabilities. * how to determine the protective resources required to offset threats. * how to implement all necessary physical and IT security measures. Security professionals share the responsibility for mitigating damage, serving as a resource to an Emergency Tactical Center, assisting the return of business continuity, and liaising with local response agencies such as police and fire departments, emergency medical responders, and emergency warning centers. At the organizational level, the book addresses budgeting, employee performance, counseling, hiring and termination, employee theft and other misconduct, and offers sound advice on building constructive relationships with organizational peers and company management.
Comprehensive introduction to security and IT security management principlesDiscussion of both public and private sector roles, as well as the increasingly common privatizing of government functionsNew experience-based exercises to sharpen security management and strategic skills and reinforce the content of each chapter

Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback): Mary Lynn Garcia Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback)
Mary Lynn Garcia
R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Within 7 - 11 working days

Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems will describe the entire vulnerability assessment (VA) process, from the start of planning through final analysis and out brief to senior management. The text will draw heavily on the principles introduced in the author's best-selling Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems and allow readers to apply those principles and conduct a VA that is aligned with system objectives and achievable with existing budget and personnel resources. The book will address the full spectrum of a VA, including negotiating tasks with the customer, project management and planning of the VA, team membership, step-by-step details for performing the VA, data collection and analysis, important notes on how to use the VA to suggest design improvements and generate multiple design options. The text will end with a discussion of how to out brief the results to senior management in order to gain their support and demonstrate the return on investment of their security dollar. Several new tools will be introduced to help readers organize and use the information at their sites and allow them to mix the physical protection system with other risk management measures to reduce risk to an acceptable level at an affordable cost and with the least operational impact.
- Guides the reader through the topic of physical security doing so with a unique, detailed and scientific approach
- Takes the reader from beginning to end and step-by-step through a Vulnerability Assessment
- Over 150 figures and tables to illustrate key concepts

Intruder Alarms (Paperback, 3rd edition): Gerard Honey Intruder Alarms (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Gerard Honey
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Within 7 - 11 working days

Intruder Alarms provides a definitive and fully up-to-date guide to the specification, systems design, integration, installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. It has been written to be the essential handbook for installation engineers and security professionals working in this rapidly expanding and developing area.
The third edition includes new material on systems integration, digital systems, wireless and remote signalling technologies, and electrical safety.
The revision has brought coverage fully in line with the new European standards (EN50131 / BS EN 50131-1), with their implications summarised in a new appendix. The coverage has also been carefully matched to the requirements of the new Knowledge of Security and Emergency Alarm Systems from City & Guilds (1852).
* An hugely popular practical guide for installation engineers and security professionals now in its third edition
* Essential reading for managers responsible for the commissioning and maintenance of security alarm systems
* Third edition is fully matched to the new European standards (EN50131 / BS EN 50131-1)
* Coverage meets City & Guilds specifications for the new 1852 Security Alarm course

Introduction to Security (Hardcover, 9th edition): David Walters, Edward Halibozek, Robert Fischer Introduction to Security (Hardcover, 9th edition)
David Walters, Edward Halibozek, Robert Fischer
R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Introduction to Security" has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions. Security is a diverse and rapidly growing field that is immune to outsourcing. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine their knowledge and experience with a full package of materials geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, and an information source for the military, this is an essential reference for all security professionals. This timely revision expands on key topics and adds new material on important issues in the 21st century environment such as the importance of communication skills; the value of education; internet-related security risks; changing business paradigms; and brand protection.
New sections on terrorism and emerging security threats like cybercrime and piracy Top industry professionals from aerospace and computer firms join instructors from large academic programs as co-authors and contributors Expanded ancillaries for both instructors and students, including interactive web-based video and case studies

Private Security and the Law (Hardcover, 4th edition): Charles Nemeth Private Security and the Law (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Charles Nemeth
R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Private Security and the Law, 4th Edition," is a unique resource that provides analysis of practices in the security industry as they relate to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority.This bookdescribes the legal requirements facedin the area of private security.It emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency.The textalso examines the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that will set pace for future private security laws and regulations. As private security becomes more closely involved in national and international security, cases like Blackwater are examined. Charles Nemeth takesyou step by step through the analysis of case law as it applies to situations commonly faced in the private security practice, providing a solid introduction to the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

*Authoritative, scholarly treatise sheds light on this increasingly important area of the law *Historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments *National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the US *NEW TO THIS EDITION A chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan, updated coverage of statutory authority, updated coverage of state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement"

Effective Physical Security (Paperback, 4th edition): Lawrence J Fennelly Effective Physical Security (Paperback, 4th edition)
Lawrence J Fennelly
R978 Discovery Miles 9 780 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Effective Physical Security, " Fourth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements to physical security protection. The book contains completely updated sections that have been carefully selected from the authors work that set the standard: "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, " Fifth Edition.

Designed for easy reference, "Effective Physical Security" contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV as well as new chapters covering the latest in the ISO standards for Risk Assessmentand Risk Management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design. This new edition continues to serve as a valuable reference for experienced security practitioners as well as students in undergraduate and graduate security programs.
Required reading for the ASIS Physical Security Professional Certification (PSP) and recommended reading for the CPP certification Provides detailed coverage of Physical Security in an easily accessible reference format with content divided into three major parts: Design, Equipment, and Operations Each chapter is written by a recognized expert security specialist "

Security Consulting (Paperback, 4th edition): Charles A. Sennewald Security Consulting (Paperback, 4th edition)
Charles A. Sennewald
R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Within 7 - 15 working days

Since 9/11, business and industry has paid close attention to security within their own organizations. In fact, at no other time in modern history has business and industry been more concerned with security issues. A new concern for security measures to combat potential terrorism, sabotage, theft and disruption -- which could bring any business to it's knees --has swept the nation. This has opened up a huge opportunity for private investigators and security professionals as consultants. Many retiring law enforcement and security management professionals look to enter the private security consulting market. Security consulting often involves conducting in-depth security surveys so businesses will know exactly where security holes are present and where they need improvement to limit their exposure to various threats. The fourth edition of "Security Consulting" introduces security and law enforcement professionals to the career and business of security consulting. It provides new and potential consultants with the practical guidelines needed to start up and maintain a successful independent practice. Updated and expanded information is included on marketing, fees and expenses, forensic consulting, the use of computers, and the need for professional growth.Useful sample forms have been updated in addition tonew promotion opportunities and keys to conducting research on the Web.

- The only book of its kind dedicated to beginning a security consulting practice from the ground-up

- Proven, practical methods to establish and run a security consulting business

- Newchapters dedicated to advice for new consultants, information secutiry consulting, and utilizing the power of the Internet

- The most up-to-date best practices from the IAPSC"

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Geoff Craighead High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Geoff Craighead
R2,001 Discovery Miles 20 010 Within 8 - 15 working days

"High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, 3e, " is a comprehensive reference for managing security and fire life safety operations within high-rise buildings. It spells out the unique characteristics of skyscrapers from a security and fire life safety perspective, details the type of security and life safety systems commonly found in them, outlines how to conduct risk assessments, and explains security policies and procedures designed to protect life and property. Craighead also provides guidelines for managing security and life safety functions, including the development of response plans for building emergencies. This latest edition clearly separates out the different types of skyscrapers, from office buildings to hotels to condominiums to mixed-use buildings, and explains how different patterns of use and types of tenancy impact building security and life safety.

New to this edition:

Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to:

Office towers

Hotels

Residential and apartment buildings

Mixed-use buildings

Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines Includes a CD-ROM with electronic versions of sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other security and fire life safety resources.

Security Supervision and Management - The Theory and Practice of Asset Protection (Paperback, 3rd edition): Ifpo Security Supervision and Management - The Theory and Practice of Asset Protection (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Ifpo; Edited by Sandi J. Davies
R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Within 7 - 15 working days

The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has for many years provided materials to support its certification programs. The current edition of this book is being used as the core text for the Security Supervision and Management Training/Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) Program at IFPO. The CSSM is unique and was designed in 1988 to meet the needs of the security supervisor or senior protection officer. The book has enjoyed tremendous acceptance and success in the past, but after seven years, it has become dated. The changes, vetted by IFPO, make the third edition more current and relevant.
Updates include 14 new chapters, 3 completely revised chapters, "Student Performance Objectives" added to each chapter, and added information on related resources (both print and online).
* Completion of the Security Supervision and Management Program is the initial step toward the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) designation
* Over 40 experienced security professionals contribute chapters in their area of specialty
* Revised throughout, and completely updated with 14 new chapters on topics such as Leadership, Homeland Security, Strategic Planning and Management, Budget Planning, Career Planning, and much more.
* Quizzes at the end of each chapter allow for self testing or enhanced classroom work

High-Security Mechanical Locks - An Encyclopedic Reference (Hardcover): Graham W. Pulford High-Security Mechanical Locks - An Encyclopedic Reference (Hardcover)
Graham W. Pulford
R2,276 Discovery Miles 22 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

" High-Security Mechanical Locks " comprehensively surveys and explains the highly technical area of high security locks in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. Well over 100 different locks are presented, organized into 6 basic types. Each chapter introduces the necessary concepts in a historical perspective and further categorizes the locks. This is followed by detailed 'how it works' descriptions with many pictures, diagrams and references. The descriptions are based on actual dissections of the real locks.
The scope is limited to key operated mechanical locks, thus keyless combination locks and digital locks are not covered. The book does not deal with routine locksmithing topics such as installation and servicing of locks. The sensitive area of picking and bypassing of locks is dealt with only at a high level without giving detailed information that would be unacceptable in the wrong hands.
* Comprehensive coverage of over 100 different types of 19th and 20th century key-operated locks, unified in a simple classification scheme
* Detailed operating principles - clear 'how it works' descriptions
* Manipulation resistance rating for each lock on a scale of 1 to 5

Security Design Consulting - The Business Of System Security Design (Hardcover, New): Brian Gouin Security Design Consulting - The Business Of System Security Design (Hardcover, New)
Brian Gouin
R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Within 7 - 15 working days

A crucial reference for the practicing or aspiring design consultant, "Security Design Consulting" brings you step by step through the process of becoming a security consultant, describing how to start the business, market services, write proposals, determine fees, and write a report. Specific elements of assessment, design and project management services as well as acquiring product and industry knowledge are all covered in detail. Concentrating on client-focused marketing and sales strategies as well as the crucial elements of preparing, running, and succeeding at the security consulting business, "Security Design Consulting" gives the reader a working knowledge of all the steps necessary to be a successful security design consultant and a smarter business owner. Security directors, architects and security management consultants will also find this reference invaluable in understanding the security design consultant's important and growing role in an overall security program.
* Focuses on consulting in security design, not security management
* Provides sample service agreements, specifications, and reports to use as models
* Emphasizes the highest technical and ethical standards for this increasingly crucial profession

The Art of War for Security Managers - 10 Steps to Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness (Paperback, New): Scott Watson The Art of War for Security Managers - 10 Steps to Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness (Paperback, New)
Scott Watson
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Within 7 - 11 working days

The classic book "The Art of War" (or as it is sometimes translated, "The Art of Strategy") by Sun Tzu is often used to illustrate principles that can apply to the management of business environments. "The Art of War for Security Managers" is the first book to apply the time-honored principles of Sun Tzu's theories of conflict to contemporary organizational security.
Corporate leaders have a responsibility to make rational choices that maximize return on investment. The author posits that while conflict is inevitable, it need not be costly. The result is an efficient framework for understanding and dealing with conflict while minimizing costly protracted battles, focusing specifically on the crucial tasks a security manager must carry out in a 21st century organization.
* Includes an appendix with job aids the security manager can use in day-to-day workplace situations
* Provides readers with a framework for adapting Sun Tzu's theories of conflict within their own organizations
* From an author who routinely packs the room at his conference presentations

Security Operations Management (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Robert McCrie Security Operations Management (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert McCrie
R1,557 Discovery Miles 15 570 Within 7 - 15 working days

The second edition of " Security Operations Management " continues as the seminal reference on corporate security management operations. Revised and updated, topics covered in depth include: access control, selling the security budget upgrades to senior management, the evolution of security standards since 9/11, designing buildings to be safer from terrorism, improving relations between the public and private sectors, enhancing security measures during acute emergencies, and, finally, the increased security issues surrounding the threats of terrorism and cybercrime. An ideal reference for the professional, as well as a valuable teaching tool for the security student, the book includes discussion questions and a glossary of common security terms. Additionally, a brand new appendix contains contact information for academic, trade, and professional security organizations.
* Fresh coverage of both the business and technical sides of security for the current corporate environment
* Strategies for outsourcing security services and systems
* Brand new appendix with contact information for trade, professional, and academic security organizations

Closed Circuit Television (Paperback, 3rd edition): Joe Cieszynski Closed Circuit Television (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Joe Cieszynski
R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Within 7 - 11 working days

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance remains a growing industry in response to increased security threats, and whilst new developments have brought clearer images, digital recording and high speed data transmission, effective security systems still rely upon proper specification and installation by engineers with an in depth knowledge of CCTV principles and technology.
The third edition of Closed Circuit Television provides a thorough technical guide for all those involved in the design, specification, installation and maintenance of CCTV systems. Fully dual-standard for PAL and NTSC systems, the book covers the essential equipment and topics of relevance to practitioners, managers and students on vocational and industry training courses. Extended coverage of flat screen devices, digital recording, and a new chapter on networking principles, bring this popular guide up to date with the latest developments in the field.
Joe Cieszynski is a well-known technical writer with a wealth of experience in the security industry. After many years of college lecturing on TV, video and security topics, he currently acts as City & Guilds' Chief Examiner for security systems and provides independent CCTV system consultancy.
*Demystifies CCTV technology for installers and managers
*Concise, accessible text ideal for hard-pressed practitioners and students
*Fully dual-standard coverage for PAL and NTSC based systems

Security Law and Methods (Hardcover): James Pastor Security Law and Methods (Hardcover)
James Pastor
R1,217 Discovery Miles 12 170 Within 7 - 11 working days

" Security Law and Methods " examines suggested security methods designed to diminish or negate the consequence of crime and misconduct, and is an attempt to understand both the legal exposures related to crime and the security methods designed to prevent crime. The clear and concise writing of this groundbreaking work, as well as its insightful analysis of specific cases, explains crime prevention methods in light of legal and security principles.
Divided into five parts, " Security Law and Methods " discusses the topics of premises liability and negligence, intentional torts and claims, agency and contract based claims, legal authority and liability, and the subject of terrorism. It also offers an evocative look at security issues that may arise in the future. The book serves as a comprehensive and insightful treatment of security, and is an invaluable addition to the current literature on security and the law.
* Contains clear explanations of complicated legal concepts
* Includes case excerpts, summaries, and discussion questions
* Suggests additional research and relevant cases for further study

Investigative Data Mining for Security and Criminal Detection (Paperback): Jesus Mena Investigative Data Mining for Security and Criminal Detection (Paperback)
Jesus Mena
R1,730 Discovery Miles 17 300 Within 7 - 15 working days

Investigative Data Mining for Security and Criminal Detection is the first book to outline how data mining technologies can be used to combat crime in the 21st century. It introduces security managers, law enforcement investigators, counter-intelligence agents, fraud specialists, and information security analysts to the latest data mining techniques and shows how they can be used as investigative tools. Readers will learn how to search public and private databases and networks to flag potential security threats and root out criminal activities even before they occur.
The groundbreaking book reviews the latest data mining technologies including intelligent agents, link analysis, text mining, decision trees, self-organizing maps, machine learning, and neural networks. Using clear, understandable language, it explains the application of these technologies in such areas as computer and network security, fraud prevention, law enforcement, and national defense. International case studies throughout the book further illustrate how these technologies can be used to aid in crime prevention.
Investigative Data Mining for Security and Criminal Detection will also serve as an indispensable resource for software developers and vendors as they design new products for the law enforcement and intelligence communities.

Key Features:
* Covers cutting-edge data mining technologies available to use in evidence gathering and collection
* Includes numerous case studies, diagrams, and screen captures to illustrate real-world applications of data mining
* Easy-to-read format illustrates current and future data mining uses in preventative law enforcement, criminal profiling, counter-terrorist initiatives, and forensic science
* Introduces cutting-edge technologies in evidence gathering and collection, using clear non-technical language
* Illustrates current and future applications of data mining tools in preventative law enforcement, homeland security, and other areas of crime detection and prevention
* Shows how to construct predictive models for detecting criminal activity and for behavioral profiling of perpetrators
* Features numerous Web links, vendor resources, case studies, and screen captures illustrating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies

The Security Handbook (Paperback, 2nd edition): Philip P Purpura The Security Handbook (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Philip P Purpura
R1,262 Discovery Miles 12 620 Within 7 - 15 working days

The Security Handbook, Second Edition is a user-friendly guide for security officers and guards, covering everything from introductory information to advanced topics. Whether looking for entry into the profession or development within the security industry, this book offers the practical information, training, and need-to-know techniques for the realization of professional goals.
The Second Edition emphasizes the proper skills required to improve job performance -- customer service, security methods, patrolling, communicating, and report writing. Chapters cover such important topics as arrest law and procedure (including legal liability), self-defense and weapons, a new section on career planning, violence in the workplace, internal theft, burglary, robbery, terrorism, cybercrime, and first response during emergencies. Countermeasures to a variety of threats are explained throughout the book.
Experienced security officers, supervisors, and managers will also find the book useful in outlining the changing roles and responsibilities of the protection officer and for helping train their front line staff.
* Covers every important aspect of the security officer's job, with several new updates and access to online sources
* Defines key terms and outlines basic information before moving on to more advanced topics
* Each chapter includes an outline, chapter objectives, and follows with review questions to aid in the learning process
* Features numerous examples, illustrations, Web sites, case studies, and new "What if?" scenarios to relate theory to practice
* Serves as a comprehensive study guide for state mandated training and certification exams such as the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) program sponsored by the IFPO

Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement (Paperback): Pamela A Collins, Kim Scarborough Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement (Paperback)
Pamela A Collins, Kim Scarborough
R1,239 Discovery Miles 12 390 Within 7 - 15 working days

Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement is hands-down the most comprehensive examination of women in law enforcement to date. Most importantly, it fills the current void that exists for texts on this important and growing area of law enforcement. Both public and private sector law enforcement are covered including policing and private security. For policing this includes not only municipal policing, but also state and federal law enforcement. For the security industry, coverage includes not only private security guards but also various other occupations that may be included under private security such as protection specialists.
Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement is intended for academicians and students of sociology, criminal justice, psychology, business, management and loss prevention as a resource on women in non-traditional occupations, specifically law enforcement. It is also intended for professionals in the field today, to apprize them of contemporary issues for women in law enforcement and serve as a reference to guide policy and procedure development.
Authors Pamela Collins and Kathryn Scarborough not only define distinctions in law enforcement and private security but also provide an understanding of the importance of specificity, with regard to this occupational analysis. The authors' diverse background allows them to offer uniquely complementary approach, emphasizing both the importance of understanding the professions from a practical standpoint, while at the same time giving credence to academic analysis.

The book's primary focus is on gender with limited attention paid to race and ethnicity. Some comparisons are made when appropriate, but the ultimate goal is to provide the reader the most comprehensive analysis with respect to gender. Finally, the authors provide women in law enforcement today with detailed analysis and description of how far they have come, the struggles they have faced, the challenges they have overcome, and the achievements they have made.
* The only complete review of women in law enforcement and security
* An ideal text for students in criminal justice and law enforcement courses
* Reviews the current role of women in local, state, and federal agencies

Electronic Access Control (Paperback): Gerard Honey Electronic Access Control (Paperback)
Gerard Honey
R1,584 Discovery Miles 15 840 Within 7 - 15 working days

Access into buildings, controlled access within buildings, perimeter access control and perimeter protection are all areas that have been expanding rapidly within the security industry. All of these areas are now dominated by electronic solutions.
Gerard Honey's book is the first to focus on the design and installation of electronic access control systems. By providing the more practical information needed by system designers and installers, as well as essential guidelines for managers with responsibility for security, Electronic Access Control is vital reading for all those involved in the security business.
This book provides the underpinning knowledge needed for level 3 NVQs and other SITO courses. The concise, accessible text makes it an ideal coursebook. This same accessibility also makes Electronic Access Control ideal for hard-pressed practitioners.

  • Practical information needed by system designers and installers
  • Essential knowledge required to gain SITO qualifications
  • Concise and affordable
Investigations 150 Things You Should Know (Paperback): Lawrence Fennelly, Louis Tyska Investigations 150 Things You Should Know (Paperback)
Lawrence Fennelly, Louis Tyska
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Within 7 - 15 working days

By covering the essential tips and techniques for investigators, Investigations: 150 Things You Should Know becomes a useful reference. By further covering the legal guidelines that investigators must follow, it becomes indispensable. Through anecdotes, case studies, and documented procedures the authors of this book have amassed the most complete collection of investigative information available.
This ready reference is for anyone interested in investigations. Readers in and out of the law enforcement field will find this book easy to use and understand when seeking explanations about a wide variety of investigative topics including: constitutional law, documentary evidence, interviewing and interrogating, and surveillance.

Comprehensive overview of investigation
Easily readable and accessible information supplies all the necessary elements for the beginner or expert investigator
Further investigative resources are listed in valuable appendices

Security and Loss Prevention - An Introduction (Hardcover, 6th edition): Philip P Purpura Security and Loss Prevention - An Introduction (Hardcover, 6th edition)
Philip P Purpura
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Within 7 - 11 working days

The sixth edition of "Security and Loss Prevention "continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the body of knowledge of the security profession. To bridge theory to practice is the book s backbone, and Philip Purpura continues this strong effort with new sidebars and text boxes presenting actual security challenges from real-life situations.

Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, thesixth edition of "Security and Loss Prevention"enhances its position in the market as a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date treatment of the area, connecting the public and private sector and the worlds of physical security and technological security. Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource encompassing the breadth and depth of considerations involved when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.
New focus on recent technologies like social networks, digital evidence warrants, and advances in CCTV, and how those apply to security and loss prevention. Incorporates changes in laws, presents various strategies of asset protection, and covers the ever-evolving technology of security and loss prevention.Utilizes end-of-chapter case problems that take the chapters content and relate it to real security situations and issues, offering various perspectives on contemporary security challenges.Includes student study questions and an accompanying Instructor s manual with lecture slides, lesson plans, and an instructor test bank for each chapter."

Undercover Investigations (Hardcover, 3rd edition): J.Kirk Barefoot Undercover Investigations (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
J.Kirk Barefoot
R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Within 7 - 15 working days

Undercover Investigations 3ed will serve as a training text for anyone entering the undercover field. Its previous editions have been used to train police officers, and intelligence agents in addition to private security personnel. Undercover Investigations has a dual purpose; it can be used as a blueprint for any security manager or other handler of undercover agents. Undercover Investigations, which has been recognized by judges as the definitive work in this field, is now completely updated and expanded to include more information on drugs in the workplace, and entrapment. Its principles serve as the standard against which undercover operations are measured.

Electronic Access Control (Paperback): Thomas L. Norman Electronic Access Control (Paperback)
Thomas L. Norman
R1,027 Discovery Miles 10 270 Within 7 - 11 working days

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, covering a 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 students and prospective security professionals.
A comprehensive introduction to all aspects of electronic access control

Provides information in short bursts with ample illustrations

Each chapter begins with outline of chapter contents and ends with a quiz

May be used for self-study, or as a professional reference guide

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