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NTC Yellow Book, Video Security Systems Handbook

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The NTC Yellow Book is the most complete applications based reference available to the CCTV & Video System Design and Installation industry today. 

This highly specialized book takes the mystery out of CCTV design and places a common sense, applications based systems approach to the design process. 


  • Most complete reference for CCTV
  • Packed with 204 pages of CCTV information
  • Provides Lens Selection criteria
  • Easy to read and use
  • DVR Storage size requirements
  • PTZ requirements
  • Lays out requirements for Fiber Optic transmission
  • Power supply selection and requirements
  • Detailed information on system design requirements
  • Current with modern CCTV technology

     Digital video recording and storage is one of the industry's most important issues today.  It is also one of the subjects which is misunderstood.  The NTC Yellow Book provides all the details for DVR storage and how to select the right unit for the application.  This book provides DVR information in an easy to read and understand way.

     CCTV Systems Design and Installation covers video signal transmission over coax, twisted pair, fiber and wireless.  Fiber optic cable is being used more and more for CCTV applications.  Fiber optic requirements are clearly explained in this book.  Twisted pair and wireless video transmission are becoming more prevalent as well.  Both of these technologies are explained in detail.

     Pan Tilt and Zoom cameras are widely used and very popular.  The NTC Yellow Book provides an applications based approach to the use and installation of modern PTZ technology.  The CCTV Systems Design and Installation book also provides detailed information on power supply selection for these devices and all other aspects of the CCTV System.

     Lens selection is critical to getting the right picture.  The NTC Yellow Book takes the guess work out of selecting the right lens.  Using the techniques in this book will provide you with the tools needed to get the right view every time.

     This book covers all of the important topics in modern CCTV systems, and is easy to read and use with 204 pages of value packed information, diagrams and pictures to explain concepts.  It is one of the most important tools for the design and installation of today's CCTV systems.

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Cameras

Chapter 3 Lenses

Chapter 4 Monitors

Chapter 5 Cable

Chapter 6 Power

Chapter 7 Image Management

Chapter 8 Image Storage

Chapter 9 Basic Networking

Chapter 10 IP Addressable Devices and Network Video

Chapter 11 Housings and Domes

Chapter 12 Positioning Devices

Chapter 13 System Options

Chapter 14 Alternative Means of Video Transmission

Chapter 15 Troubleshooting

Appendix A Sample System Design

Appendix B Quick References and Documentation

Appendix C FBI Requirements for CCTV Systems

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