***** Electronic Access Control. By Thomas Norman, CPP, PSP. Elsevier, www.store.elsevier.com; 448 pages; $64.95.
This book is likely one of the most current and comprehensive works available in this subject area. The stated target audience is access control system designers, installers, maintenance technicians, project managers, and others interested in or responsible for access control systems.
Each chapter begins with sections indicating objectives and an overview, and concludes with a chapter summary of highlights. Each chapter has a question and answer section. Useful explanatory drawings, photographs, and tables are found throughout the book.
This book is recommended for the general reader of security literature and those with specific access control responsibilities needing a ready reference source. The book could also be useful for an introductory college course focusing on access control.
Reviewer: Paul D. Barnard, CPP, CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), SFPC (Security Fundamentals Professional Certification), is a security manager for the Department of Defense. He is an ASIS member. Note: The opinion expressed is solely that of the reviewer and does not imply a view of the U.S. Government or any other organization.