Cash in on the growing demand for home alarm and security systems! If you're an electronics technician interested in expanding your expertise to include the lucrative and rapidly growing field of intrusion-alarm systems, this is the book for you. It's filled with the information you need to get into this booming market and start installing effective, reliable home alarm systems right away. Delton T. Horn's well-illustrated instructions guide you every step of the way, from mapping out a cost-efficient design to troubleshooting those "tough dog" problems. Topics include: The basic alarm system elements; The most commonly found types of sensors in today's alarm systems; Designing central control-box circuits complete with alarm location indicators and emergency bypass systems; Installing alarms on doors and windows; Panic buttons; Using test equipment; Arming and disarming alarm systems; Maintenance procedures; Lighting and landscaping techniques; Computer-controlled security systems Practical, real-world examples demonstrate many of the troubleshooting techniques discussed. This comprehensive handbook also includes details on how to install gas detectors and fire, smoke, and flood alarms.