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Digital Video Surveillance and Security

Digital Video Surveillance & Security provides a blueprint for the IP-based electronic security system clients need, allowing security professionals to protect their client's place of business or home. The author gives detailed plans on the best camera position, areas of coverage, and hardware and software to select to maximize the effectiveness of newer lower-cost networked technologies. Clear, step-by-step descriptions and detailed illustrations describe the integration of such components as the current or new security system, door and window sensors, or other access controls, offering the capability of instantly launching a video of the area under surveillance on a computer or HDTV.

Today's digital video surveillance solutions are networked, digitally archived, offering granular, managed accessibility from anywhere (any office, home, PDA, or smart phone), and providing interoperability and simple scalability. With recent advances in technology, DVS is economically attainable for most businesses. Security consultants can use this information to guide their clients in making budget-friendly choices of design and equipment and assembling the optimal system for their needs. Systems installers can use this step-by-step illustrated guide to master this crucial new technology.

Security consultants; security contractors; systems installers. Secondary market: tech-savvy small business owners and DIY homeowners.


Published: March 2010

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-747-4


  • "This book provides all you need to know about digital video security and more, furnishing a detailed study of digital video monitoring. The market’s growth and dynamism makes this text a relevant and welcome one for security professionals…. This book is extremely educational and should be consulted by any security professional interested in the transition from analog to digital video."-- Jack F. Dowling, CPP, PSP, Security Management, April 2011



    Chapter 1. Introduction to Digital Video Security


    Chapter 2. Digital Video Overview
    Chapter 3. Digital Video Hardware
    Chapter 4. Understanding Networks and Networked Video
    Chapter 5. Wireless Networked Video


    Chapter 6. Site Survey
    Chapter 7. Choosing the Right Software
    Chapter 8. DVS Archiving and Storage
    Chapter 9. Project Implementation
    Chapter 10. Security Integration and Access Management



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