Digital CCTV

A Security Professional's Guide


  • Emily Harwood, Amani Marketing and Business Consulting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The effects of digital technology on the security industry require constant vigilance by security distributors, sales staff, and installation professionals. Today and for the foreseeable future, all security professionals must have at least a basic understanding of digital technology. Digital CCTV addresses this new challenge. Topics convered include compression variables such as Lossless and Lossy, which are explained by reviewing Huffman and Run Length Encoding (RLE), and by relating these forms of compression to ZIP and Stuffit, which are commonly used in personal computers. A review of JPEG, motion JPEG, MPEG and wavelet compression schemes among others, with a comparison of the merits of each, is also provided. As Digital CCTV traces the stream of digital video flow from the computer industry through compression, transmission, display and storage, and explains how analog video signal is converted into a digital signal, the reader will learn and understand the mysteries of digital science.
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CCTV Installers, CCTV System Designers and manufacturers, Electronic Security Distributors, CCTV and integrated system sales professionals, security managers, security consultants


Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-054843-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - We Live In An Analog WorldChapter 2 - What Exactly Is Digital Video?Chapter 3 - In The Beginning Chapter 4 - Compression - The Simple Version Chapter 5 - More On Digital Video CompressionChapter 6 - Internet Transmission, Networked Video and StorageChapter 7 - Guided Video Transmission Chapter 8 - Wireless Video TransmissionChapter 9 - Examples Of Digital Video For SecurityChapter 10 - Pieces And PartsChapter 11 - Integrating Digital Video With Other TechnologiesChapter 12 More Digital Video ApplicationsChapter 13 - From VTRs to VCRs, DVRs, and NVRsChapter 14 - Central Station Monitoring and VideoChapter 15 - More Digital Video ApplicationsChapter 16 - New Roles of Digital Video Glossary