3rd Edition

Intelligent Network Video Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems

    424 Pages 412 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    424 Pages 412 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The third edition traces the trajectory of video surveillance technology from its roots to its current state and into its potential future role in security and beyond. For the reader, it is an opportunity to explore what the latest technology has to offer, as well as to gain some insight into the direction that surveillance will take us in the years ahead.

    The revised edition of Intelligent Network Video is more comprehensive in every area than the first and second editions, printed in over 25,000 copies. There is also a new chapter on cybersecurity, as well as thoroughly revised chapters on cloud and analytics. The book takes the reader on a tour through the building blocks of intelligent network video – from imaging to network cameras and video encoders, through the IT technologies of network and storage and into video management, analytics, and system design.

    1. Evolution of video surveillance systems
    2. Components of network video
    3. Network cameras
    4. Camera technologies
    5. Thermal cameras
    6. Video compression technologies
    7. Audio technologies
    8. Video encoders
    9. Networking technologies
    10. Wired networks
    11. Wireless networks
    12. Cybersecurity
    13. Servers and storage
    14. Video management
    15. Cloud-based video solutions
    16. Video analytics
    17. Video analytics applications
    18. System design considerations


    Fredrik Nilsson is Vice President of the Americas for Axis Communications.

    "In the latest edition of Intelligent Network Video, Fredrik Nilsson provides a primer that physical security professionals should be up to speed on to ensure Cyber Security is taken into account for all systems." —Daryl Haegley, GICSP, OCP, Department of Defense, Control Systems Cyber Resiliency


    “If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to understanding video surveillance and security systems applications, this book is a must read!” —Tony Byerly, Global President Securitas Technology, Securitas AB & CEO, Securitas Technology Corporation

    “This is a must-read book for those security professionals looking to advance their skills in an ever-changing technology and threat environment.” —Dan Moceri, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Convergint Technologies


    “Many in the global security industry have anticipated this valuable update to Intelligent Network Video by Fredrik Nilsson that provides insight into the major trends shaping the future of IP-based security technologies, including the pervasive adoption of cloud-based technology and external threats to business continuity such as cybersecurity threats.” —Don Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, Security Industry Association

    “This new edition explores the profound importance of cybersecurity and risk management in physical security networks. It also provides the reader with a ‘hype-free’ look into the ways that cloud and analytics technology are reshaping the practice of physical security both today and into the future.”      —Pierre Racz, Founder and CEO, Genetec Inc.


    “The addition of a new Cyber Security chapter is spot on and will help the reader understand the challenges associated with systems connected to the cloud.”  —Jim Simpson, Director of Installer-Technician and Residential curriculum, Electrical Training Alliance