A Primer on Electronic Security for Schools, Universities & Institutions

Blog Site for 2nd Edition Discussions & Reference Material

Second Edition now available in Paperback and Digital eBook formats for a majority of eReaders:

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This book provides institutional leaders with a straightforward introduction to developing a security plan which involves electronic physical security technology. It acquaints them with the many considerations and resources available with regard to deliberations concerning planning, selection, budgeting, bidding, installing, training/operating and managing the security process in the school, university or educational institution.

Since the publication of the first edition in 2005, the security industry has witnessed many major changes including significant maturity within the digital video product offerings and fast progression of IT and IP based hardware.

Industry veterans Frank J. Davies and Gregory Bernardo have joined the original author Henry Homrighaus, Jr. to produce this completely revised 2nd Edition.

  Some of the notable additions to this edition include:

• IT infrastructure
• IP Video and Digital Video
• Video Analytics
• Perimeter Protection
• IP Based Access Control
• Visitor Management
• Command and Control/PSIM
• Mass Notification
• Online Storage
• Cloud Computing for Security
• CPTED-Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
• Contracting Methods & Specifications Standards Recommended for Security Projects
• Contractor Prequalification