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Digital Video Surveillance and Security, 2nd Edition

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1. Introduction to Digital Video Security
    1. Deterrence
    2. Efficiency
    3. Capable Guardian
    4. Detection
    5. Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
    6. Big Brother Is in the Restroom
    7. Convergence
    8. Digital Video Security (DVS)
    9. Physical Security
    10. Case Studies
    11. Lessons Learned
  9. Part 1: Choosing the Right Equipment
    1. Chapter 2. Digital Video Overview
      1. Analog to Digital
      2. Analog vs. Digital
      3. Worldwide Video Standards
      4. Interlaced Lines
      5. Progressive Scanning
      6. Resolution
      7. Digital Color Depth
      8. The Wonderful World of Pixels
      9. Digital Video Surveillance Resolutions
      10. Digital Video Formats
      11. Analog Camera and Digital Video Encoder vs. the IP Camera
      12. Megapixel Cameras
      13. Chapter Lessons
    2. Chapter 3. Digital Video Hardware
      1. The Evolution of Video Surveillance Hardware
      2. How Cameras Work
      3. Choosing the Right Cameras for the Job
      4. Analog vs. Digital vs. Megapixel
      5. How Weather Can Affect Cameras
      6. Fixed vs. Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Cameras
      7. PTZ Protocols and Communications
      8. Two-Way Audio
      9. Configuring Digital Video Encoders and IP Cameras
      10. Commissioning Digital Video Encoders and IP Cameras
      11. Resetting to Factory Defaults
      12. Digital Video Cables and Connectors
      13. DVS Troubleshooting
      14. Chapter Lessons
    3. Chapter 4. Understanding Networks and Networked Video
      1. The Power of the Network
      2. Getting Wired
      3. Ethernet Equipment
      4. Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL)
      5. Setting Up a Star Network
      6. Video Networking
      7. Networked Video Delivery Methods
      8. Lessons Learned
      9. What Usually Can Go Wrong
      10. Chapter Lessons
    4. Chapter 5. Wireless Networked Video
      1. Introduction to RF
      2. Without Wires?
      3. Radio Frequency
      4. Access Points
      5. Interference
      6. Line of Sight (LOS)
      7. Fresnel Zone
      8. Antennas
      9. WLAN Standards
      10. Wireless Mesh Networking
      11. Wireless Is Half-Duplex
      12. Full-Duplex Wireless Backhaul Radios
      13. Cellular and 4G LTE
      14. Wireless Security Options and Considerations
      15. Channel Planning
      16. Configuring Radios
      17. Wireless Antenna Coaxial Connectors
      18. Wireless Troubleshooting
      19. Chapter Lessons
  10. Part 2: Approaching The Project
    1. Chapter 6. An Architectural Design Approach
      1. The Lead Architect
      2. The Importance of Architectural Design
      3. Area of Coverage
      4. An Iterative Approach
      5. Implementation Processes
      6. Project Management
      7. Chapter Lessons
    2. Chapter 7. Site Surveys
      1. License Plate Recognition
      2. Human Recognition
      3. Power = Camera, No Power = No Camera
      4. Surge Protectors and Suppressors
      5. Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
      6. Camera Site Surveys
      7. Network Infrastructure Site Surveys
      8. Wireless Site Surveys
      9. Chapter Lessons
    3. Chapter 8. Choosing the Right Software
      1. Make the Technology Work Around You
      2. Video Management System Software (VMS)
      3. Using Dual VMSs
      4. Video Analytics
      5. Troubleshooting
      6. Chapter Lessons
    4. Chapter 9. DVS Archiving and Storage
      1. DVR
      2. NVR
      3. The Digital Video Appliance
      4. Cloud Computing
      5. Virtualization
      6. DVS VMS Requirements
      7. Storage Space
      8. Power
      9. Portable Observation Device (POD)
      10. Edge Recording
      11. Security
      12. The Anatomy of a Computer
      13. Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
      14. Memory
      15. The Network Operating System (NOS)
      16. Scalability
      17. Network Accessibility
      18. Firewall
      19. Malicious Software
      20. DVS Remote Viewing
      21. Terminal Services and Remote Desktop
      22. Hard Drive Preventative Maintenance
      23. Troubleshooting
      24. Chapter Lessons
    5. Chapter 10. Project Implementation
      1. Project Management
      2. Planning Process
      3. The Project Plan
      4. Closing Process
      5. Chapter Lessons
    6. Chapter 11. Physical Security Integration
      1. Superhuman Command and Control
      2. Physical Security Interface Management Software
      3. Security Integration
      4. Centralized Security Management and Monitoring
      5. Integration Using I/O
      6. Electronic Relay Connections
      7. Alarms and Events
      8. Event Responses
      9. Input/Output Ports
      10. Video Motion Detection
      11. Active Tampering Alarm
      12. Electronic Access Control and Management
      13. The Access Control Market
      14. About Access Card Technologies
      15. Biometrics
      16. EAC System Topology
      17. Integrated Access and Digital Video
      18. Social Media Integration
      19. Troubleshooting
      20. Chapter Lessons
  11. Appendix A: Site Survey Readiness Checklist and Survey Forms
  12. Index