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Perimeter Security, 9780071460286 (0071460284), McGraw-Hill, 2005
Perimeter Security has taken on a new level of importance since 9/11. Whether insuring the safety of government buildings, hospitals, residences, or bio-research labs, the safety of workers and materials can only be ensured by outfitting all points of entry with the appropriate alarm and surveillance equipment. This comprehensive hands-on resource focuses on designing, installing, and maintaining perimeter security for buildings.

DEFEND STRUCTURES AND THEIR CONTENTS WITH THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BUILDING PERIMETER SECURITY

Perimeter security has taken on a new level of importance since 9/11. But until this comprehensive guide from security expert Michael J. Arata, Jr., there was no single place to turn for complete coverage of the protection of buildings from external threats.

Written for architects, design/build professionals, contractors, engineers, and security consultants, Perimeter Security provides a practical program for assessing and implementing security options. From fence and barrier design to guarding computer cabling and IT backup systems, and to the latest in surveillance and alarm equipment, this inclusive resource covers every aspect of perimeter security. Whether the task is protecting the safety of government facilities, hospitals, bioresearch labs, or residences, Perimeter Security offers the comprehensive, expert, hands-on guidance that ensures the job will be well and thoroughly done.

CONFIDENT, COMPLETE, AND EFFICIENT PERIMETER SECURITY

Perimeter Security features:

  • Survey forms, checklists, and questionnaires that guarantee expert assessment, planning, design, and implementation
  • Authoritative coverage of every aspect of risk analysis; security design; protection of facilities, utilities, and equipment; alarm, surveillance, and other systems; and defense
  • Comprehensive coverage of issues from exterior lighting to doors, windows, locks, keys, guards, and secure areas within buildings
  • The most up-to-date information on security from blasts, fire, power failure, and intrusion
  • Guidance on protecting specialized equipment and special areas, such as parking garages and shipping and receiving
  • Expert instruction on selection, installation, and maintenance of security systems

BUILD AND PROTECT BOUNDARIES WITH THE ONLY COMPREHENSIVE, EXPERT GUIDE TO PERIMETER SECURITY
Perimeter Fence * Protective Barriers * Protective Lighting * Access Control * Alarms (Intrusion Detection Systems) * Parking Lots and Garages * CCTV * Security Surveys * Locks and Keys * Windows * Doors * Security Guards * Clear Zones * Defense in Depth * Secure Areas in a Building (Construction of Secure Room) * Security Design * Risk Assessment * Protection of Utilities (Electric, Phones, Etc.) * Protection of Computer Cables * Blast Protection * Fire Alarms * Sound Control * Emergency Power Backup * Shipping and Receiving * Checklists and Forms

About the Author

Michael Arata has over 15 years of security experience that includes positions from manager to vice president and consultant. He has developed and managed successful security programs from the ground up for several large organizations including the Director of Corporate Security for a major West Coast construction company.

He holds a master's degree in Public Administration, a B.A. in Business/Public Administration, and a B.S. in Safety and Fire Protection Technology. He has attended numerous seminars and training programs related to security and holds CISSP, CPP, CFE, and ACLM professional certifications.

He has spoken at various professional organization seminars on the subject of security and written articles about security for trade publications. He has guest lectured at the Oklahoma State University and the University of California, Berkeley on safety and security related subjects. He is an adjunct instructor of Criminal Justice at a local college.

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