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BICSI releases 2nd edition ESSDRM


May 21, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

May 20, 2009

BICSI has released the second edition of the “Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual” (ESSDRM). The convergence of security systems such as access control and surveillance onto the network places much of the responsibility for future security designs into the hands of ITS (information transport systems) professionals, says the association.

The manual provides “key elements essential to anyone in ITS design”, including:

• Principles of security
• ESS design process
• Access control
• Surveillance systems
• Intrusion detection systems
• Fire detection and alarm systems
• Notification, communication and display devices
• Special systems
• Network security
• Systems integration
• Project management
• Systems operation and commissioning
• Codes, standards and regulations
• Legal aspects of ESS design

The ESSDRM is written to global best practices, says BICSI, adding it
is vendor-neutral, “carefully researched and precisely written and
edited by key industry professionals who are referred to as Subject
Matter Experts (SMEs)”.

The ESSDRM will become the foundation document for those seeking to
become specialists in ESS design, says BICSI. Under BICSI’s NxtGEN
Program, the Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
credential will not be required as a prerequisite for the new ESS
credential.

CLICK HERE for BICSI’s ESS program.