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History of Electronic Security

Abstract

Chapter 3 is about the history of electronic security systems, and includes in that history the secrets you need to know to understand how to make the most out of today’s advanced technology.

This chapter explains the history of integrated electronic security systems including the five generations of alarm/access control systems, CCTV (now digital video) systems, and equipment obsolescence. Understanding the history of these sheds light on how to make the most of today’s technology.

Keywords

4-bit microprocessor

8-bit microproprocessor

CCTV

Convergence

Edge devices

ENIAC

EPROM

Ethernet

McCulloh loop

Paper tape

Introduction

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