Security and Safety Systems

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)


It is a sad fact that on our present civilization, one of the main booming activities is “crime”. What is security ? According to the Preventive Programmes Division of the Chicago Police Department, security is the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some actions to remove or reduce it. In this chapter, we shall look at few common security systems in buildings, such as intrusion and space sensors, closed circuit television systems and basic alarm systems etc.


Safety System Alarm System Space Sensor Microwave Sensor Crime Risk 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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