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NCJ Number: 92002 Find in a Library
Title: Burglar Alarm Book - How To Plan, Buy and Install Home Security Systems
Author(s): D Kirkpatrick
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: Baker Publishing
Sepulveda, CA 91343
Sale Source: Baker Publishing
9348 Monogram Avenue
Sepulveda, CA 91343
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explains and illustrates how homeowners can design and install their own security systems to save money. In addition, professionally installed alarm systems are covered for homeowners who need higher levels of protection.
Abstract: The text explains the different types of protection available, such as intrusion, fire, and medical. It describes the components of an alarm system: master control panel; battery backup systems; access panels; switches; sensors for perimeters, areas, and special protection; tamper switches; and alarms and transmitting devices. The book shows how to plan a system and install the components, focusing on permits and licenses; finding, choosing, and purchasing components; and installing and wiring the system. A final chapter discusses professionally installed alarm systems, noting how to choose an alarm company; questions to ask about components, installation, and central station monitoring; and how to purchase a system for the home. Paying for the alarm system, the Underwriters Laboratories and the security industry, and how to conduct a final walk-through of the purchased system are also explained. Other topics covered in the guide include home insurance savings and income tax advantages. Diagrams, illustrations, floor plans, a glossary, and a topical index are supplied.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Intrusion detectors; Residential security
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