352 pages. CCTV for Security Professionals provides the information necessary to design the ideal CCTV system. The chapters are stand-alone sources of information on their subjects and are presented in logical sequence to guide the reader from basic principles to more complex for a complete system understanding.
In his straight-forward and informative text, Alan Matchett approaches the camera systems from the userÃ¢Â€Â™s point of view, providing the security manager with the knowledge to discuss the system, its desired features, and the areas of design concern within the context of an organizationÃ¢Â€Â™s business model. This can prove to be invaluable when evaluating an existing system, the use and components of a given system, or in evaluating a system design proposed by a vendor.
Installers and service personnel will benefit from the functions and possibilities that are available with the various components and by gaining an understanding of their customersÃ¢Â€Â™ needs. Newer technicians will learn how to set up the system properly, and can familiarize themselves with the technologies that go into a CCTV system.
Security equipment sales personnel will also gain a better knowledge of the customer's needs as well as learn to determine exactly what questions they should be asking the customer and what the customerÃ¢Â€Â™s responses mean. In this manner, the book will offer invaluable tips to ensure customers get exactly what they expect in a system.
* Provides a detailed explanation of CCTV components and the technology behind analog and digital CCTV systems.
* Establishes a "common language" for security professionals, CCTV system designers and sales personnel to use as a basis for system design.
* Provides a clear explanation of the design process and design principles.