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The savvy guide to home security

Author: John Mueller
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Indy-Tech Publishing, ©2005.
Series: Savvy guide.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Whether you are planning to design and install a system yourself, or work with professionals, this book is a valuable tool in securing your home. . .offers coverage of home offices, provides interviews with security experts, and offers many recommendations on security systems."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mueller
ISBN: 0790613158 9780790613154
OCLC Number: 61691495
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why I Wrote This Book --
What This Book Can Offer You --
How This Book Is Organized --
Who Should Read This Book? --
Understanding Your Home Security Needs --
Defining Home Security --
Deciding What You Want to Protect --
Determining What Kind of System You Need --
Interview with Doug Bentley --
Setting a Security System Price Goal --
Physical Security versus Alarms and Monitoring --
Understanding Home Security Risks --
Creating an Escape Route Plan --
Let's Start Securing --
Choosing a Preconfigured Solution --
Determining Whether a Custom Solution Makes Sense --
Considering Security Vendor Services --
Interview with Jamie Goldsmith --
Monitoring Home System Alarms --
Let's Start Securing --
Designing a Hybrid System --
Defining a Hybrid System --
Considering Your Capabilities --
Interview with Tom Peters --
Defining the System --
Contracting the Hybrid System Work --
Let's Start Securing --
Considering Custom Solutions --
Defining Custom Solution Requirements --
Considering Security Sensors --
Interview with Eric Gagnon --
Developing Physical Security Elements --
Enabling Those with Special Needs --
Let's Start Securing --
Installing the Hardware --
Understanding the Security System Types --
Installing the Security System --
Security Camera Components --
Running Cables --
Adding Physical Security --
Securing Wireless and Hardwired Systems --
Considering Power Requirements --
Configuring the Software --
Let's Start Securing --
Testing the Setup --
Validating the System --
Interview with Mark Mueller --
Performing a Preplanned Security Test --
Checking the Monitoring System --
Conducting Physical System Checks --
Using an Outside Testing Company --
Conducting a Power-Off Test --
Let's Start Securing --
Adding Automation as Needed --
Understanding Automation Basics --
Considering the Types of Automation --
Interview with Muhammad and Marilyn Kharbush --
Relying on Simple Automation Whenever Possible --
Adding Timers --
Using a Personal Computer --
Working with Remote Connections --
Understanding When Automation is Counterproductive --
Keeping the Automation Secure --
Let's Start Securing --
Maintaining Your System --
Good, Better, and Best Maintenance Practices --
Cleaning the System --
Interview with Greg Hahn --
Performing Random Testing --
Updating Your Equipment --
Diagnosing Potential Problems --
Let's Start Securing --
Home Security Vendors --
Fifty-two Savvy Tips for Better Home Security --
An Overview of Home Security Standards.
Series Title: Savvy guide.
Responsibility: John Paul Mueller.

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"Whether you are planning to design and install a system yourself, or work with professionals, this book is a valuable tool in securing your home. . .offers coverage of home offices, provides interviews with security experts, and offers many recommendations on security systems."

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by naples02 (WorldCat user published 2011-02-21) Very Good Permalink

Highly recommended. It offers a complete guide for home security systems. Feel free to visit www.tophomesecuritystore.com for the cheapest selection of Complete Home Security systems, Alarms, Video surveillance, camera...
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