CCTV for Security Professionals


  • Alan Matchett, Security Consultant for Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

CCTV for Security Professionals provides the information necessary to design the ideal CCTV system. The chapters are stand-alone sources of information on their subjects and are presented in logical sequence to guide the reader from basic principles to more complex for a complete system understanding.In his straight-forward and informative text, Alan Matchett approaches the camera systems from the user's point of view, providing the security manager with the knowledge to discuss the system, its desired features, and the areas of design concern within the context of an organization's business model. This can prove to be invaluable when evaluating an existing system, the use and components of a given system, or in evaluating a system design proposed by a vendor.Installers and service personnel will benefit from the functions and possibilities that are available with the various components and by gaining an understanding of their customers' needs. Newer technicians will learn how to set up the system properly, and can familiarize themselves with the technologies that go into a CCTV system. Security equipment sales personnel will also gain a better knowledge of the customer's needs as well as learn to determine exactly what questions they should be asking the customer and what the customer's responses mean. In this manner, the book will offer invaluable tips to ensure customers get exactly what they expect in a system.
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Security managers, security dealers, security consultants, CCTV resellers, system and product developers, sales staff, system dealers and distributors.


Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7303-7


Alan Matchett brings together customers and vendors with a book that lays down the foundation of video surveillance. ...Nontechnical security managers stand to gain the most from this book, specifically the knowledge to communicate effectively with equipment sales personnel. For the equipment vendor, this book should lead to a better understanding of customer needs and perspectives. And anyone else who isn't already fluent in the language of coax, CODECs, and connectors will receive a fine overview. - Security Management

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Purpose of a Camera SystemCh. 2 Determining Necessary RequirementsCh. 3 Key Elements of the SystemCh. 4 Choosing the CamerasCh. 5 Control EquipmentCh. 6 Recording and Video StorageCh. 7 Enhancing Recording CapabilitiesCh. 8 Covert and Overt CamerasCh. 9 ConnectivityCh. 10 Outdoor ConsiderationsCh. 11 Tying It All TogetherGlossaryIndex