Introduction to Digital Video Security


This chapter describes the origins and theory behind video surveillance and the same four key founding factors that are prevalent even today. General physical security of lives, property, and equipment is still important and explains the evolution of visual surveillance, digital video surveillance, and how smarter systems help operators follow the four key factors. This chapter also presents case studies at various levels.


CCTV; closed-circuit television; surveillance theory; deterrence; efficiency; capable guardian; detection; physical security; convergence
Visual surveillance began in the late 19th century to assist prison officials in the discovery of escape methods. It wasn’t until the ...

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