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The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems

Garcia, Mary Lynn

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ISBN 10: 0750673672 / ISBN 13: 9780750673679
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston Oxford, 2001
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313 Pages Indexed. This book guides the reader through a description of the overall process of security system design and integration and is arranged in three major parts. Determining the objectives, designing the sytem, and evaluating the system. Designed for both security students and professionals out in the field this book is full of diverse examples, chapter summaries, and references for additional information as well as questions for the student. A unique feature of this book is a sample model for system performance analysis included in the Appendices. Contents: Preface, Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems, Facility Characterization, Threat Definition, Target Identification, Physical Protection System Design, Exterior Intrustion Sensors, Interior Intrusion Sensors, Alarm Assessment, Alarm Communication and Display, Entry Control, Access Delay, Response, Analysis and Evaluation, EASI Computer Model for Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Size: 7" X 10". Bookseller Inventory # 14461

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Title: The Design and Evaluation of Physical ...

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston Oxford

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Third Printing.

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The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems guides the reader through the entire process of security system design and integration, illustrating how the various physical and electronic elements work together to form a comprehensive system. A great resource for both the security professional and student alike, the book is arranged in three major parts:

1) Determining the objectives
2) Designing the system
3) Evaluating the system

The book emphasizes the use of component performance measures to establish the effectiveness of physical protection systems, applying scientific and engineering principles to meet goals. The author takes a problem-solving approach to security and risk assessment, explaining the use of electronic protection elements and demonstrating how these elements are integrated into an effective system.

The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems contains numerous illustrations of concepts throughout and includes chapter summaries reviewing the salient topics covered. Each chapter includes appropriate references to additional information as well as review questions to test the reader's grasp of key chapter concepts. The appendices include sample models for system performance analysis.

Describes the process for estimating system performance against threats.
Approaches security in a practical, systematic manner based on proven and tested measures.
Offers process-oriented security that is "user friendly" to both the novice and the seasoned professional.

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Unique features of this book include examples throughout that emphasize various points. Each chapter ends with a brief summary and a box that reminds the reader of the relevant principles for that chapter. Each chapter also includes appropriate references for additional information, and questions for the student. The appendices include sample models for system performance analysis. In addtion, the author provides an instructor's manual with chapter objectives, class notes, exercises, and answers to chapter questions.

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