Electronic Access Control by Thomas L. NormanElectronic Access Control by Thomas L. Norman

Electronic Access Control

byThomas L. Norman, Thomas L. Norman

Other | September 26, 2011

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Electronic Access Control introduces the fundamentals of electronic access control through clear, well-illustrated explanations. 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.

This book 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.

  • 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
Thomas L. Norman, CPP, PSP, CSC, is an internationally acclaimed security risk management and enterprise-class security system design consultant with experience in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Norman has experience in security designs for critical infrastructure including oil and gas terminals, line...
Title:Electronic Access ControlFormat:OtherDimensions:448 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123820294

ISBN - 13:9780123820297


Table of Contents

Part 1 - The Basics1. Introduction and Overview 2. Foundational Security and Access Control Concepts 3. How Access Control Systems WorkPart 2 - How Things Work4. Access Control Credentials and Credential Readers 5. Access Control Portals 6. Life Safety and Exit Devices 7. Door Types and Door Frames 8. Doors and Fire Ratings 9. Electrified Locks - Overview 10. Electrified Locks - Free Egress Locks 11. Electrified Locks - Magnetic Locks 12. Electrified Locks - Dead-Bolt Locks 13. Electrified Locks - Specialized Locks 14. Standard Door/Lock Combinations 15. Specialized Portal Control Devices and Applications 16. Access Control System History You Need to Know 17. Access Control Panels and Networks 18. Access Control System Servers and WorkstationsPart 3 - The Things that Make Systems Sing19. Security System Integration 20. Integrated Alarm System Devices 21. Related Security Systems 22. Related Building/Facility Systems 23. Cabling Considerations 24. Environmental Considerations 25. Access Control Design 26. Access Control System Installation and Commissioning 27. System Management, Maintenance and Repair