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Integrated Security Systems Design by Thomas L. Norman

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3 History of Electronic Security

You may not be inclined to read a chapter on history, but you would be missing some important strategic principles. Otherwise, read on.

THE HISTORY OF INTEGRATED SECURITY SYSTEMS

Most industry folks believe that security systems are pretty well evolved today. Well, if that is true, many of them are deformed mutants. Early in the evolution of the systems, a particular thing happened that has served well the manufacturing community and not so well the integrators, designers, and clients. The good news is that the convergence of information technology infrastructure with security systems is changing that. First, let’s discuss the five generations of the technology and how it evolved.

THE FIRST GENERATION

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