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CCTV Surveillance: Analog and Digital Video Practices and Technologyby Herman Kruegle
Synopses & Reviews
This revision of the classic book on CCTV technology, CCTV Surveillance, provides a comprehensive examination of CCTV, covering the applications of various systems, how to design and install a system, and how to choose the right hardware. Taking into account the ever-changing advances in technology using digital techniques and the Internet, CCTV Surveillance, Second Edition, is completely updated with the recent advancements in digital cameras and digital recorders, remote monitoring via the Internet, and CCTV integration with other security systems. Continuing in the celebrated tradition of the first edition, the second edition is written to serve as a useful resource for the end-user as well as the technical practitioner. Each chapter begins with an overview, and presents the latest information on the relevant equipment, describing the characteristics, features and application of each device. Coverage of aging or obsolete technology is reduced to a historical perspective, and eight brand new chapters cover digital video technology, multiplexers, integrated camera-lens-housing, smart domes, and rapid deployment CCTV systems. * Serves as an indispensable resource on CCTV theory * Includes eight new chapters on the use of digital components and other related technologies that have seen a recent explosion in use * Fully illustrated, the book contains completely updated photographs and diagrams that represent the latest in CCTV technology advancements.
CCTV is experiencing a leap in technology using digital techniques and the Internet. Therefore, this second edition will be completely updated with the recent advancements in digital cameras and digital recorders, remote monitoring via the Internet, and CCTV integration with other security systems. Coverage of aging or obsolete technology will be reduced to a historical perspective, and three brand new chapters have been added to cover multiplexes, integrated camera-lens-housing, smart domes, and rapid deployment CCTV systems. All photographs of equipment will be updated with current hardware to present current technology.
CCTV SURVEILLANCE, Second Edition, will remain a comprehensive examination of CCTV covering the applications of various systems, how to design a system, how to specify features and functions, and how to choose the right hardware.
- Each chapter begins with an overview for non-technical readers, which summarizes the main points, then continues with details suitable for technical personnel who require more in-depth information and specialized aspects.
- The author is an expert who has over 35 years of experience in the security industry, and holds multiple patents in the security, electro-optical, and laser fields.
Herman Kruegle is a consultant to Avida Inc., a manufacturer of rapid deployment video systems for personnel protection. He was formerly the president of Visual Methods, Inc., an electro-optics firm engaged in the manufacture of CCTV security and electro-optical, low vision, and inspection products. Mr. Kruegle holds six patents in the security, electro-optical, and laser fields. He has published numerous papers in professional electro-optics and security journals, including a lens primer series on CCTV optics and lenses and a series on covert CCTV security. Mr. Kruegle has been a contributing author for three texts focusing on CCTV security as applied to loss prevention in industry, museums, libraries, and cargo.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 — Video's Critical Role in the Security Plan — Chapter 2 Video Technology Overview — Chapter 3 — Natural and Artificial Lighting — Chapter 4 — Lenses and Optics — Chapter 5 — Cameras-Analog, Digital, and Internet — Chapter 6 — Analog Video, Voice and Control Signal Transmission — Chapter 7 — Digital Remote Monitoring Video, Communications, Control — Chapter 8 — Analog Monitors and Digital Displays — Chapter 9 Analog, Digital Video Recorders — Chapter 10 — Hard Copy Video Printers — Chapter 11 — Video Switchers — Chapter 12 Quads and Multiplexers — Chapter 13 — Video Motion Detectors — Chapter 14 — Dome Cameras — Chapter 15 Integrated Cameras, Camera Housings and Accessories — Chapter 16 — Electronic Video Image Splitting, Reversal, and Annotation — Chapter 17 — Camera Pan/Tilt Mechanisms — Chapter 18 — Covert Video Surveillance — Chapter 19 — Low-Light-Level Cameras, Thermal Infrared Imagers — Chapter 20 — Control Room/Console Design — Chapter 21 — Rapid Deployment Video Systems — Chapter 22 Applications and Solutions-Sample Scenarios — Chapter 23 — System Power Sources — Chapter 24 — Video-Security Systems Integration — Chapter 25 — Video System Test Equipment — Chapter 26 — Video Check List — Chapter 27 — Education, Standards, Certification — Chapter 28 — New Video Technology.
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