Electronic Surveillance Devices - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750651998, 9780080505374

Electronic Surveillance Devices

2nd Edition

Authors: Paul Brookes
eBook ISBN: 9780080505374
Paperback ISBN: 9780750651998
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 4th April 2001
Page Count: 160
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Electronic Surveillance Devices is the book that security professionals, security system installers and hobbyists have been waiting for. Paul Brookes launches straight into the practicalities of electronic surveillance with plenty of clear, detailed information on building the devices that are at the heart of surveillance and counter-surveillance. Self-build electronics projects are supported by principles and a brief survey of each type of device.

The second edition of this popular handbook has been extended with new material on microphones, amplifiers and transmitters.

Key Features

  • A step-by-step cookbook of electronic surveillance devices and techniques
  • Requires only a basic electronics background
  • Practical applications and guidance for security professionals


Physical security and electrical installation engineers, security professionals, electronics hobbyists

Table of Contents

Why use electronic surveillance?
Types of devices
Room transmitters
Telephone transmitters
Switching devices
Video devices
Receiving equipment


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About the Author

Paul Brookes

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Author and Engineer


"Although interested in electronics for many years, I thought that devices for electronic surveillance were complicated until I read this book. The book has loads of circuits diagrams that are easy to build, with a good write-up on how they work... There is no waffling or unnecessary photos of obsolete or irrelevant material, and is an excellent reference guide for any person interested in electronics. Excellent.' Reader's review from amazon.com of the first edition

Particularly strong on worked examples.,Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,034067699X

A practical and straightforward handbook, complete with circuit diagrams, ideal for security ststem installers. Containing detailed material for building your own surveillance devices- making you wonder why you hadn't tried it before!.." --International Security Buyers Guide 2002

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