Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor who has produced some 60 books and 200 plus technical articles on a variety of topics including networking, artificial intelligence, database management, and programming Drawing on months of research, including interviews with professionals, he offers consumers an easy to understand guide to home security systems, covering everything from security system design to system purchase, installation, testing, and maintenance The text includes systems for various financial levels, and for individuals who plan to buy a system and have it installed, as well as those who are comfortable buying and installing a system themselves Indy Tech Publishing is an imprint of Sams Technical Publishing Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com...
|Title||:||Savvy Guide to Home Security|
|Publisher||:||Indy Tech Pub September 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||287 pages|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Savvy Guide to Home Security Reviews
This book would be fine if you just arrived in the US from a third world country and wanted to learn what a home security system was. It would be a useful guide to someone wanting to hire a contractor to install a system. It was of little use, however, to someone wanting to actually install a system. I kept thinking I was going to get to the chapter that discussed wiring in series or in parallel. Or a discussion on daisy chain, or home run. I never did. In fact, there is no mention of these (or other little items like resistors) even in the glossary. It's not a bad book, it's just not a "how to" book.
This book is a book that covers several areas.
If you are looking for general / superficial information about security systems then you have come to the right place. The book just didn't have enough real world experience with security systems. It did point you toward providers of basic home security systems like ADT but did not provide very much insight that a good reviewer of the product should have.
This book will not help you learn how to install a home security system... do not throw your money away, keep looking for another book. the 5 star rating above is from the publisher.