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Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance is one of the fastest growing areas in the security industry. This book is an essential guide for professionals involved the installation and maintenance of CCTV systems, system design, specification and purchasing and the management of CCTV systems. Unlike most existing books on CCTV, this title is not just a discussion of security issues, but a thorough guide to the technical side of the subject - cameras and monitors, video recording, cabling and transmission, installation and maintenance.
The concise, accessible text makes it for hard-pressed practitioners and students on training courses.
The second edition is fully dual-standard for PAL and NTSC systems. New material in the second edition covers lighting issues and equipment, digital signal transmission, integrated CCTV / intruder alarm systems, CAT5 cabling, digital recording, video printers, ancillary equipment, and a glossary.
This book is recommended by SITO (the Security Industry Training Organisation, UK) as suitable for its courses, the City and Guilds 1851 programme, and the underpinning knowledge requirement of Level 3 NVQs from SITO / C & G.
Joe Cieszynski is a well known magazine writer and a contributor to the SITO distance learning materials on CCTV. He has extensive experience in the industry and as a lecturer.
- Demystifies CCTV technology for installers and managers
- Concise, accessible text ideal for hard-pressed practitioners and students
- Fully dual-standard coverage for PAL and NTSC based systems
Security system designers; installation and maintenance engineers; security managers running or commissioning CCTV systems.
Foreword; Preface; The CCTV industry; Signal transmission and cabling; Light and lenses; Lighting technology; Television fundamentals; The camera; Monitors; Video recording; Switchers; Telemetry and integrated alarm systems; Motion detection; Commissioning and maintenance; Ancillary equipment; Glossary; Index.
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- © Newnes 2003
- 2nd October 2003
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Having travelled and worked as an audio, TV and video systems engineer for 12 years, I moved into security systems engineering during the 1980s. I began full time teaching at an FE college in 1985 and during the 1990s established training assessment programmes for the NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in intruder, CCTV and fire alarm systems engineering. I left teaching in 1999 to move back into industry where I now work on a freelance basis, developing and/or delivering training courses for the security systems industry, troubleshooting CCTV systems, and writing technical material for manufacturers as well as Security Installer Magazine. I am also involved with the production of interactive (CD-ROM based) learning material for the security sector.
Training Consultant, Manchester, U.K.
"The definitive book on the subject for the installation sector" Gerard Honey, independent installer and consultant "Either as a basic guide to video technology or to be used as a comprehensive guide to CCTV this book will find a home on many bookshelves; if you are involved in video work either mainstream or not, then you will find this a good read." Lighting & Sound, January 2005