SH - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems

Hours: 30 / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $465.00

Course Overview:

The SH (Smart Home) - Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems course discusses the working principles, design, and installation of home security and access control systems. It describes wired and wireless security systems and explains system components, including sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and security cameras that are a part of security systems. It also discusses various access-restriction systems such as card readers and biometric access control systems. The course delves into different types of alarms and detectors.

The students learn how to plan, design, install, and configure home security and access control systems, based on client requirements and other technical considerations. They also learn how to identify and troubleshoot common problems.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Home Security Systems
  • Lesson 2: Security System Design Principles
  • Lesson 3: Home Security System Components
  • Lesson 4: Standards, Codes, and Regulations


Module 2:
  • Lesson 1: Features of the Interior Zone
  • Lesson 2: Features of the Exterior Zone
  • Lesson 3: Surveillance Systems
  • Lesson 4: Planning and Design
  • Lesson 5: Wiring System


Module 3:
  • Lesson 1: Installation
  • Lesson 2: Programming for Automated Control
  • Lesson 3: Testing for Performance
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting and Delivery


All necessary materials are included.



System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**