CCTV Surveillance

Video Practices and Technology


  • Herman Kruegle, Private Security Consultant, Rivervale, NJ, USA

This revision of the classic book on CCTV technology, CCTV Surveillance, provides a comprehensive examination of CCTV, covering the applications of various systems, how to design and install a system, and how to choose the right hardware. Taking into account the ever-changing advances in technology using digital techniques and the Internet, CCTV Surveillance, Second Edition, is completely updated with the recent advancements in digital cameras and digital recorders, remote monitoring via the Internet, and CCTV integration with other security systems. Continuing in the celebrated tradition of the first edition, the second edition is written to serve as a useful resource for the end-user as well as the technical practitioner. Each chapter begins with an overview, and presents the latest information on the relevant equipment, describing the characteristics, features and application of each device. Coverage of aging or obsolete technology is reduced to a historical perspective, and eight brand new chapters cover digital video technology, multiplexers, integrated camera-lens-housing, smart domes, and rapid deployment CCTV systems.
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Security managers, consultants, designers dealers and installers.


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7768-4

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Video's Critical Role in the Security PlanChapter 2 – Video Technology OverviewChapter 3 - Natural and Artificial LightingChapter 4 - Lenses and OpticsChapter 5 - Cameras-Analog, Digital, and InternetChapter 6 - Analog Video, Voice and Control Signal Transmission Chapter 7 - Digital Remote Monitoring – Video, Communications, ControlChapter 8 - Analog Monitors and Digital DisplaysChapter 9 – Analog, Digital Video RecordersChapter 10 - Hard Copy Video Printers Chapter 11 - Video Switchers Chapter 12 – Quads and MultiplexersChapter 13 - Video Motion Detectors Chapter 14 - Dome Cameras Chapter 15 – Integrated Cameras, Camera Housings and AccessoriesChapter 16 - Electronic Video Image Splitting, Reversal, and AnnotationChapter 17 - Camera Pan/Tilt Mechanisms Chapter 18 - Covert Video SurveillanceChapter 19 - Low-Light-Level Cameras, Thermal Infrared ImagersChapter 20 - Control Room/Console Design Chapter 21 - Rapid Deployment Video SystemsChapter 22 – Applications and Solutions-Sample Scenarios Chapter 23 - System Power Sources Chapter 24 - Video-Security Systems IntegrationChapter 25 - Video System Test Equipment Chapter 26 - Video Check ListChapter 27 - Education, Standards, CertificationChapter 28 - New Video Technology