for handling low voltage wiring
The A-Z reference on designing, installing, maintaining, and
troubleshooting modern security and fire alarm systems.
Prepared by Terry Kennedy and John E. Traister, authors with
over three decades of hands-on experience apiece in the
construction industry, Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm
Systems, Third Edition provides all the appropriate wiring
data you need to work on security and fire alarm systems in
residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
A CD-ROM packaged with the
book conveniently puts at your fingertips sample forms,
checklists, a fully-searchable glossary, and hot-linked industry
reference URLs. In addition, you get:
* Important safety tips
* Lists of regulations
* Explanations of emerging technologies
* Useful treatments of estimating
* Much more
The business and technical handbook for low voltage wiring.
Burglars, vandals, fires, even industrial spies don't stand a
chance against a professionally alarmed building, but today there
is a serious shortage of security and other low voltage
contractors and technicians.
Now, you can take advantage of the boom. LOW VOLTAGE WIRING
SECURITY/FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS has the answers--with the CD, this
book is not just a training kit featuring all the skills necessary
to design, install, and maintain security and fire alarm systems
in any building--it is a complete business management and growth
The best source of expert answers to your low voltage business and
practical, field questions, LOW VOLTAGE WIRING SECURITY/FIRE ALARM
SYSTEMS can allow you to prosper from the rapid growth of the low
* A comprehensive source of easy-to-use answers for
designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting security
and fire alarm systems in residential and commercial buildings
* Don't miss out on cabling, building automation, and
the coming of photovoltaic circuits
* Understand blueprints: dimensions, symbols, the keynotes for
* A look at the code
* Quick guide to troubleshooting techniques
* Loaded with photos, drawings, and checklists that back up the
* How to maximize profits as a low voltage contractor
INCLUDES BUSINESS-BUILDING TOOLS:
* Estimating guidelines and tips
* Additional profit centers
* Writing real-world contracts
* CD with downloadable business checklists
* Loaded with business aids
* Time-saving checklists
Part I: The Security Systems Business.
Chapter 1: A Business Built on Contracts.
Chapter 2: Estimating the Installation of Security Systems.
Chapter 3: Managing a Security Systems Business.
Chapter 4: Profit Centers--Service, Maintenance, and Ancillary
Part II: The Field.
Chapter 5: Basic Security System Considerations.
Chapter 6: Basic Installation Technique.
Chapter 7: Residential Security Systems.
Chapter 8: Commercial and Industrial Security Systems.
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Security
Part III: A Deeper Understanding.
Chapter 10: Electrical Circuits.
Chapter 11: The Code.
Chapter 12: Print Reading
John E. Traister was employed in the
electrical construction industry as an electrician and electrical
contractor for more than 35 years. He was the author of nine books
for McGraw-Hill, including the first edition of Handbook of
Electrical Design Details and McGraw-Hillís Illustrated Index to
the National Electrical Code.
Terry Kennedy is an analyst for Liberty Mutual and
scrutinizes the causes of defects in major construction lawsuits.
He has had a hands-on involvement with the construction industry
for over 30 years--carpenter, electrician, general contractor,
construction manager, estimator--a thorough knowledge of the
Mr. Kennedy is a freelance writer, has been a featured speaker
and lecturer, has recently completed the 2nd Edition of the
ROOFING HANDBOOK, and is working on the ROOFER'S INSTANT ANSWER
BOOK for McGraw-Hill.