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Security: A Guide to Security System Design$123.99
Security: A Guide to Security and System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation, 2nd ed. Is Back Order via the publisher with no ETA as to when it will be back in stock.
Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation, 2nd Edition is the first comprehensive reference for electronic security systems. In eight chapters, it guides the reader through selection, installation, testing, and maintenance of security equipment in 35 categories, from interior and exterior sensors to security systems. The uninformed purchaser, the security-conscious manager, and the novice security practitioner will all find that this book demystifies the “black art” of security systems design via clear descriptions of operation principles and extensive practical advice. The more knowledgeable reader will find a unique reference and compendium of information usually found in many separate sources. Each device explained in this book is broken down into sections covering its principles of operation, uses, applications, equipment types, and advantages and disadvantages. This important reference outlines the data objectively, enabling the reader to independently make informed judgments about competing bids or proposals, compile a brief, and design or maintain a security system.
Introduction to Low Voltage Systems, 2nd edition$209.99
Inside INTRODUCTION TO LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS, 2E you will discover comprehensive coverage of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods of the industry. All the basic elements of low voltage systems are combined into a single source to give a concrete understanding of the operation and integration of individual systems. Plus, this edition walks you through all you need to know about devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® in addition to the language and terminology of the industry. And, it’s written especially for industry novices so difficult topics can be absorbed swiftly.
Smart Grid Home, 1st Edition$66.99
Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how you can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of electronics and other power equipment without loss of convenience, automating home electrical systems to maximize energy conservation, evaluating electrical devices for energy efficiency, developing energy conservation strategies for replacing inefficient appliances, and timing the use of electricity in the home to save both energy and money. Throughout each chapter the information needed to take advantage of utility and government incentive programs to offset some or all of the cost is provided. Coverage also includes the selection and installation of renewable energy source electrical generating systems such as photovoltaic solar generating systems, solar water heating systems, and wind turbine generating systems. In addition, the book describes how these home-based renewable energy systems can be connected to the smart grid so that as a homeowner, you will be paid by the public utility.
Electrical Studies for Trades. 5th ed$180.99
Packed with real-world examples, vivid illustrations, and the latest developments from the field, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 5th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management–and anyone else who needs a practical knowledge of electricity. Extremely reader-friendly, the book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts–rather than complex mathematical calculations. From here, you proceed directly to “must-know” information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections. Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, round out the comprehensive coverage.