Alarm Systems

Course Description

Survey of the sources and classes of the risks. Risk degree estimation. Protection classification and management. Anti burglar alarm systems. Access control. Alarm installations design principles. Role of the intern television and protective illumination. Fire alarm systems and other risk state detection. S-equipment. Norms and regulations.

General Competencies

Good understanding of the sources and classes of the risks. Basic knowledge of the norms and regulations in the security area. Good understanding of the alarm design and installation principles for the anti burglar alarm systems, fire alarm systems and the access control systems. Practical skills to implement alarm system.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the procedure of the alarm system design
  2. identify the elements of anti burglar and fire alarm system
  3. explain the principles of alarm system functioning
  4. use the elements of the anti burglar system
  5. analyze the protection system
  6. model the protection system by the diagram
  7. design the ant burglary system
  8. estimate the numerical vulnerability assessment of the facility

Forms of Teaching


Two hours lecture per week


Laboratory exercises test Midterm exam Final exam in written form Oral final exam

Laboratory Work

Laboratory exercises consist of 5 exercises. Each exercise is worth 3 points for the laboratory work and writen report from laboratory exercise.


After each lecture

Internship visits

Excursion to company for design and instalation of the alarm systems

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 15 % 0 % 5 %
Homeworks 50 % 15 % 0 % 5 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 50 % 40 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

It is necessary to complete all laboratory exercises and homework for taking the final exam

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Topics overview, literature, undertaking of teaching and exams. Sources and classification of the risks
  2. Qualitative assesment of vulnerability to intrusion
  3. Numerical estimate of adversary sequence interruption
  4. Classification and management of the protection
  5. Anti burglar alarm systems External sensors of the anti burglar alarm systems
  6. Internal sensors of the anti burglar alarm systems
  7. Video supervision.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Access control systems
  10. Fire alarm systems. Smoke and fire detectors.
  11. Vulnerability analysis of the protection system using methods based on ASD diagrams
  12. Alarm and surveillance centers.
  13. Explosion protection systems and Ex equipment
  14. Norms and regulations
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER2-HR] Control Engineering and Automation - module
Elective Courses (6. semester)


L. Fennelly (2004.), Handbook of Loss Prevention and crime Prevention L. J. Fennelly Butterworth, Boston 1989, Elsevier Inc
J. Cieszynski (2007.), The principles and Practice of Closed Circuit Television H. Constant, P. Turnbull Paramount Publ. Ltd. Hertfordshire 1994, Elsevier
M. L. Garcia (2008.), The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection systems, Butterworth-Heinemann
Jane I. Lataille (2003.), Fire Protection Engineering in Building Design (Plant Engineering), Elsevier Science
Thomas Norman (2007.), Integrated security system design, Butterworth-Heinemann

For students


ID 34320
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

87,5 Excellent
75 Very Good
62,5 Good
50 Acceptable