CCTV for Security Professionals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750673037, 9780080500782

CCTV for Security Professionals

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750673037
eBook ISBN: 9780080500782
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd December 2002
Page Count: 352

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed explanation of CCTV components and the technology behind analog and digital CCTV systems.
  • Establishes a "common language" for security professionals, CCTV system designers and sales personnel to use as a basis for system design.
  • Provides a clear explanation of the design process and design principles.


Security managers, security dealers, security consultants, CCTV resellers, system and product developers, sales staff, system dealers and distributors.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Purpose of a Camera System Ch. 2 Determining Necessary Requirements Ch. 3 Key Elements of the System Ch. 4 Choosing the Cameras Ch. 5 Control Equipment Ch. 6 Recording and Video Storage Ch. 7 Enhancing Recording Capabilities Ch. 8 Covert and Overt Cameras Ch. 9 Connectivity Ch. 10 Outdoor Considerations Ch. 11 Tying It All Together Glossary Index


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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