CCTV Surveillance: Video Practices and Technology


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The past decade has seen closed circuit television (CCTV) technology emerge as a distinct entity within the large and developing security industry. Its successful implementation requires understanding of many technical disciplines, all of which are detailed in this book. From scene illumination, to signal transmission, to display and recording technology, CCTV Surveillance is the only book available which teaches all the aspects of CCTV. CCTV has become the crucial ingredient in the overall security system. Just as the proverb ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ applies in everyday life, so too does the CCTV picture provide the essential ingredient to the successful security system.CCTV Surveillance is written in a format useful to the student interested in security, the system designer, consultant, architect and engineer, as well as the end user-management or the security director. The book covers CCTV from theory to equipment to application, from light source to final monitoring, recording and printing – and everything in between. Much of the design theory is written in generic form and is applicable to all forms of CCTV use. Specific subjects covered include: the need for CCTV, the safety/security scenario, cover cameras transmission, monitors, switchers, camera housing, recorders, printers, image intensifiers and accessories. Each chapter begins with an overview of the subject for the manager and security director, and proceeds with the theory, design and hardware information essential for successful implementation. All chapters are well illustrated – diagrams, tables, photographs to provide complete information for all reader categories. The applications chapter provides seven practical examples with layouts, schematics and a bill of materials (BOM) for the complete CCTV systems. A comprehensive glossary defines terms generic to CCTV and electro-optics and aids to understand the subject.

A complete reference on CCTV technology. Gives practical advice on the proper uses of CCTV to best protect against crime. Contains more than 100 photos of the most modern equipment available.

Language ‏ : ‎ English
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0750698365
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 11 x 1 x 8.5 inches; 2.36 Pounds
Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 26, 1996
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0750698368
Release date ‏ : ‎ July 26, 1996


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