Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems

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CRC Press, Sep 10, 2008 - Business & Economics - 416 pages

Offering ready access to the security industry’s cutting-edge digital future, Intelligent Network Video provides the first complete reference for all those involved with developing, implementing, and maintaining the latest surveillance systems. Pioneering expert Fredrik Nilsson explains how IP-based video surveillance systems provide better image quality, and a more scalable and flexible system at lower cost. A complete and practical reference for all those in the field, this volume:

  • Describes all components relevant to modern IP video surveillance systems
  • Provides in-depth information about image, audio, networking, and compression technologies
  • Discusses intelligent video architectures and applications
  • Offers a comprehensive checklist for those designing a network video system, as well as a systems design tool on DVD

Nilsson guides readers through a well-organized tour of the building blocks of modern video surveillance systems, including network cameras, video encoders, storage, servers, sensors, and video management. From there, he explains intelligent video, looking at the architectures and typical applications associated with this exciting technology. Taking a hands-on approach that meets the needs of those working in the industry, this timely volume, illustrated with more than 300 color photos, supplies readers with a deeper understanding of how surveillance technology has developed and, through application, demonstrates why its future is all about intelligent network video.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Video Surveillance Systems
1
Chapter 2 The Components of Network Video
9
Chapter 3 Network Cameras
21
Chapter 4 Camera Technologies
47
Chapter 5 Video Compression Technologies
109
Chapter 6 Audio Technologies
129
Chapter 7 Video Encoders
145
Chapter 8 Wired Networks
155
Chapter 10 Networking Technologies
199
Chapter 11 Servers and Storage
231
Chapter 12 Video Management
243
Chapter 13 Intelligent Video
273
Chapter 14 Intelligent Video Applications
287
Chapter 15 System Design Considerations
313
Chapter 16 The Cost of a Network Video System
357
Back cover
391

Chapter 9 Wireless Networks
179

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