This is a two-hour course that will provide students an overview of practical sensor applications, including perimeter and interior sensors.
- Design a range of installations based upon the vulnerabilities, unique factors, risks, threats, and intents of the project.
- Recommend the appropriate selection of equipment, based upon how sensors are designed to work.
- Establish detection parameters that fit the project appropriately.
- Describe the best practices of mounting sensors.
- Identify factors that produce false alarms and discuss methods of reducing false alarms.
- Describe how to test sensors for effectiveness.
- Display an understanding of Olin’s Law.
- Define foreseeability.
- Determine the potential liability of an installation and whether the installation meets the objective.
- Describe the 2 basic principles used for burglar alarm systems.
- What kinds of components need to be considered when determining total load of a circuit.
- Identify what is meant by normally open and normally closed in relation to alarm sensors, and switches/contacts?
- Identify the different types of switches and their functional differences.
- Describe the function of glass break detectors and identify different types.
- Describe the purpose of interior sensors.
- Recognize the difference between an active and a passive style of sensor.
- Define a Passive Infrared sensor and the principle under which it operates.
- Identify the procedure for planning for proper detection using passive infrared sensors.
- Explain when and where you would use a photoelectric beam and how it functions.
- Describe how to conduct a walk test.
What to expect in this course: The presentation includes text, audio, graphics, videos and activities to help you absorb the information presented. This course has a short quiz at the end, which you will be required to pass with a 80% or greater to complete the course.