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Digital Video Surveillance and Security [Paperback]

Anthony C. Caputo
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16 July 2014 0124200427 978-0124200425 2

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.

  • Highly visual with easy-to-read diagrams, schematics, tables, troubleshooting charts, and graphs
  • Includes design and implementation case studies and best practices
  • Uses vendor-neutral comparisons of the latest camera equipment and recording options

Product details

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2 edition (16 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0124200427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0124200425
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 19.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Anthony C. Caputo has written several non-fiction instructional books and articles including Visual Storytelling: The Art and Technique (Watson-Guptill 2002), Build Your Own Server (McGraw-Hill 2003), the best-seller Digital Video Surveillance and Security (Elsevier 2010) and now in its Second Edition (Elsevier 2014).

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Digital Video Surveillance and Security (Elsevier/BH)

The ultimate guide to digital video security, Digital Video Surveillance and Security provides a blueprint for the IP-based electronic security system clients need, allowing security professionals to protect their client's place of business or home. The author gives detailed plans on the best camera position, areas of coverage, hardware and software to select in order to maximize the effectiveness of newer lower cost networked technologies. Clear, step-by-step descriptions and detailed illustrations describe the integration of such components as the current or new security system, door and window sensors, or other access controls, instantly launching a video of the area under the surveillance on a computer or HDTV.

*Vendor-neutral comparisons of camera equipment and recording options

*Case studies and descriptions of best practices

*Step-by-step guide to planning and installation

*Easy-to-read diagrams and schematics.

" This book is a fantastic resource for IP-based surveillance and security systems. "
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" It is well written and presents material in a clear and consise manner. "
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" In short, Caputo knows whereof he speaks and he is kind enough to share it with the rest of us. "
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Build Your Own Server (McGraw-Hill/Osborne)

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".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

About the Author

Anthony C. Caputo has been a senior technical consultant since 1998, with eight years of hands-on DVS and CCTV experience, and over eighteen years of networking and digital video experience. Worked as a DVS Architect and system engineer in public transportation, education, retail and municipals having worked on homeland security and surveillance projects including City of Chicago; New York City; Dallas; Rochester; and Basra, Iraq. He is also the published author of McGraw-Hill's Build Your Own Server and has presented at conferences on the importance of a network security plan, and his multi-dimensional view for troubleshooting networked video. Caputo also provided the Keynote Speech "The Future of CCTV" at CCTV World 2011 Conference in Sydney Australia in December 2011.

He is a subject matter expert and is certified in a number of technology disciplines, including project management with PMI (PMP), CCNA, CWNA, Genetec Omnicast and Security Center, Firetide Mesh Network Engineer, object-oriented analysis and design for business process improvement, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He holds a certification as an IBM e-business Solution Advisor, helping IBM write the exam for certification and in encryption and security from the University of Chicago.

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4.0 out of 5 stars I am pleased. 20 Aug 2014
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A thorough and professionally written practical package. I am pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful referrence 8 July 2014
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For a novice like me who is not well exposed to CCTV projects this work turns out well. Your pre-requisite it to know about computers and very little about analog camera. The author takes you through simple explanation coupled with good illustration. It does not require you to read the book from cover to cover which requires a lot of time, something project managers like me don't have much. You can pick and choose a chapter based on interest or need basis, and guess what the ideas come across crystal clear.
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