Concepts and applications of wireless security systems for tactical, portable, and fixed sites

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Intrusion detection systems sometimes use radio signals to convey sensor status in areas that wire conduits do not service or as a redundant path to wired systems. Some applications benefit from radio technology by minimizing setup time and reducing installation and operation costs. In recent years with the explosion in wireless communications, these radio-based security systems have become more capable while lowering costs, size, and power consumption. However, the very nature of radio communication raises issues regarding setup, operation, and security of these systems. Sandia National Laboratories, in cooperation with government and industry, has addressed many of these issues through ... continued below

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Harrington, J.J. June 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Intrusion detection systems sometimes use radio signals to convey sensor status in areas that wire conduits do not service or as a redundant path to wired systems. Some applications benefit from radio technology by minimizing setup time and reducing installation and operation costs. In recent years with the explosion in wireless communications, these radio-based security systems have become more capable while lowering costs, size, and power consumption. However, the very nature of radio communication raises issues regarding setup, operation, and security of these systems. Sandia National Laboratories, in cooperation with government and industry, has addressed many of these issues through the analysis and development of security systems, communications protocols, and operational procedures. Message encryption and frequent channel supervision are used to enhance security. Installation and maintenance of these systems are simplified by incorporating built-in radio link analysis, menu-driven configuration equipment, and other techniques. Commercial communications satellites and spread-spectrum radios are also being integrated to provide unique capabilities to the security community. The status of this work is presented here along with details of its development.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007424

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  • 13. ADPA/NSIA annual security technology symposium, Virginia Beach, VA (United States), 9-12 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97007424
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1249C
  • Report No.: CONF-9706109--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 486165
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677327

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Harrington, J.J. Concepts and applications of wireless security systems for tactical, portable, and fixed sites, article, June 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677327/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.