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:
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.
This book provides the first complete reference for developing, implanting, and maintaining the latest surveillance systems . . . 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.
– ASIS Dynamics, May/June 2009
This book is the most comprehensive resource available to demystify the IP video surveillance market.
—Sandra Jones, President and Founder, Sandra Jones and Company
This is the first book on the technical and operational topics of IP networked video surveillance systems, and may well be the most complete and authoritative book written to date.
—Keven Marier, Editor-In-Chief, IPVS Magazine
The Evolution of Video Surveillance Systems
The Components of Network Video
Video Compression Technologies
Servers and Storage
Intelligent Video Applications
System Design Considerations
The Cost of a Network Video System