Description

The use of digital surveillance technology is rapidly growing as it becomes significantly cheaper for live and remote monitoring. The second edition of Digital Video Surveillance and Security provides the most current and complete reference for security professionals and consultants as they plan, design, and implement surveillance systems to secure their places of business.

By providing the necessary explanations of terms, concepts, and technological capabilities, this revised edition addresses the newest technologies and solutions available on the market today. With clear descriptions and detailed illustrations, Digital Video Surveillance and Security is the only book that shows the need for an overall understanding of the digital video surveillance (DVS) ecosystem.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Digital Video Security
    • Deterrence
    • Efficiency
    • Capable Guardian
    • Detection
    • Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
    • Big Brother Is in the Restroom
    • Convergence
    • Digital Video Security (DVS)
    • Physical Security
    • Case Studies
    • Lessons Learned
  • Part 1: Choosing the Right Equipment
    • Chapter 2. Digital Video Overview
      • Analog to Digital
      • Analog vs. Digital
      • Worldwide Video Standards
      • Interlaced Lines
      • Progressive Scanning
      • Resolution
      • Digital Color Depth
      • The Wonderful World of Pixels
      • Digital Video Surveillance Resolutions
      • Digital Video Formats
      • Analog Camera and Digital Video Encoder vs. the IP Camera
      • Megapixel Cameras
      • Chapter Lessons
    • Chapter 3. Digital Video Hardware
      • The Evolution of Video Surveillance Hardware
      • How Cameras Work
      • Choosing the Right Cameras for the Job
      • Analog vs. Digital vs. Megapixel
      • How Weather Can Affect Cameras
      • Fixed vs. Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Cameras
      • PTZ Protocols and Communications
      • Two-Way Audio
      • Configuring Digital Video Encoders and IP Cameras
      • Commissioning Digital Video Encoders and IP Cameras
      • Resetting to Factory Defaults
      • Digital Video Cables and Connectors
      • DVS Troubleshooting
      • Chapter Lessons
    • Chapter 4. Understanding Networks and Networked Video
      • The Power of the Network
      • Getting Wired
      • Ethernet Equipment
      • Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL)
      • Setting Up a Star Network
      • Video Networking
      • Networked Video Delivery Methods
      • Lessons Learned
      • What Usually Can Go Wrong
      • Chapter Lessons
    • Chapter 5. Wireless Networked Video

Details

No. of pages:
440
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780124200425
Electronic ISBN:
9780124200432

Reviews

"…if you are in the CCTV and Video Surveillance System industry either as a student, installer, engineer, designer, integrator, sales or consulting – then this book should be within arms-reach and once it is, you are likely to keep it very close to you for your next CCTV and Video Surveillance Project."--Australian Security Magazine, June/July 2014