CCTV books, technical guides and reports

CCTV: Networking and Digital Technology

Closed circuit television (CCTV) is experiencing a leap in technology using digital techniques and the Internet. The new edition of this high-level professional reference includes details of CCD cameras, lenses, coaxial cables, fiber-optics, and system design, and covers all video compression techniques used in the ever increasing assortment of digital video recorders (DVRs) available on the market today. It also serves to clarify the technology of data networking. The theoretical section explains the various compression techniques, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, JPEG, Wavelet, H.261/263, JPEG-2000, MPEG-4, etc. Networking is also a new and unknown area for many CCTV installers and this is explained in a brand new section. The challenge of selecting the right system from such a wide variety of new technologies available in CCTV has been compounded by the advent of DVRs. This new edition of the book CCTV demystifies DVR technology.


This book provides new insights from the latest research findings on different aspects of CCTV. This book is essential reading for businesses, local authorities, policy makers, security professionals, police, and anyone who manages or works with CCTV. The chapters are written by recognized experts and include original research into the use of effects of CCTV.

CCTV Surveillance: Video Techniques and Technology

This 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.

Policing, CCTV and Social Control

This work reports the results of research carried out in a London police station on the role and impact of closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the management and surveillance of suspects - the most thorough example of the use of CCTV by the police in the world. Research methods involved the analysis of CCTV footage, analysis of suspect's backgrounds, and extensive interviews of both suspects and police officers. The research is situated in the context of concerns about the human rights implications of the use of CCTV, and challenges criminological and social theory in its conceptualization of the role of the police, their governance and the use of CCTV. It raises key questions about both the future of policing and the treatment of suspects in custody.

CCTV and Policing

CCTV and Policing is the first major published work to present a comprehensive assessment of the impact of CCTV on the police in Britain. Drawing extensively upon empirical research, the volume examines how the police in Britain first became involved in public area surveillance, and how they have since attempted to use CCTV technology to prevent, respond to, and investigate crime. In addition, the volume also provides a detailed analysis of the legality of CCTV surveillance in light of recent changes to the Data Protection Act and the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Digital CCTV

The effects of digital technology on the security industry require constant vigilance by security distributors, sales staff, and installation professionals. Today and for the predictable future, all security professionals must have at least a basic understanding of digital technology. CCTV in the Digital Age will be the first book of its kind that addresses this new challenge. As it traces the stream of digital video flow from the computer industry through compression, transmission, display and storage, how analog video signal is converted into a digital signal the reader will learn and understand the mysteries of digital science.


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