Troubleshooting, Designing and Installing Digital and Analog Closed Circuit TV Systems

THE WORKSHOP:

The objective of this workshop is to give you practical know-how in designing, installing, commissioning, maintaining and troubleshooting analog and digital CCTV systems. The poor quality of CCTV images often seen doesn't inspire much confidence in the technology. However the purpose of this workshop is to ensure you apply best practice in all your work with CCTV systems. With the past terrorist outrages in London and other cities, CCTV systems have been essential as a key tool in fighting crime. And have perhaps shifted from being part of "Big Brother" to a useful tool. CCTV systems have undergone a remarkable technology transformation in the past decade from analog to digital and in operating on a wireless or cabled network, with a host of additional features. This has made the design and maintenance considerably more complex.

This workshop thus provides you with useful expertise in building and maintaining a high quality CCTV system. The workshop commences with a detailed review of the fundamentals; progressing to optics and TV systems. Modern CCTV cameras and monitors are then examined followed by a review of video processing equipment and analog video recording. The vital changes from the analog to digital world are then examined in considerable depth. The essentials of networking as applied to CCTV systems are then discussed with practical examples. The workshop is concluded with best practice in CCTV system design and commissioning and maintenance.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Building management engineers and technicians
  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Electronics engineers and technicians
  • Plant engineers
  • Security managers and consultants
  • Security system designers, installers and vendors

CONTENT SUMMARY

LIGHT AND OPTICS

  • Human eye and light
  • Sources of light
  • Eye persistence - motion pictures
  • Comparison between eye and camera
  • Optical elements
  • Basics of a lenses
  • Types of lenses
  • Lenses as applied in CCTV

TRANSMISSION MEDIA

  • Wired communication media
    • Coaxial cables
    • Twisted pair video transmission
    • Fibre optics
    • Fibre optics cables
    • Fibre optic link analysis
  • Wireless communication
    • Microwave links
    • RF wireless (open air) video transmission
    • Infrared wireless (open air) video transmission
  • Installation techniques

FUNDAMENTALS OF TELEVISION

  • Working of television
  • Video and television signals
  • Picture resolution
  • Television synchronisation
  • Instruments commonly used in CCTV
    • Oscilloscope
    • Spectrum analyser
    • Vectorscope

CAMERAS FOR CCTV

  • Types of cameras
  • Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    • Sensitivity and resolution of the CCD
    • Types of charge transfer in CCDs
  • Parameters of camera
  • Working of a camera
  • Camera voltages

CCTV MONITORS

  • Cathode ray tube monitors
  • Monitor sizes, safety and adjustments
  • Recommendations for better viewing
  • Other displays

RECORDING TECHNOLOGY

  • Principles of video recording
  • Analog recording
  • VCR, VHS and their limitations
  • Maintenance of a VCR
  • Digital video
  • Standards
  • Elements of a picture
  • Compression in video recording
  • Facial recognition
  • Digital recording media and computers
  • Information security
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)

SWITCHING AND MULTIPLEXING EQUIPMENT

  • Need for switching
  • Switching equipment
  • Quad splitters
  • Video multiplexers  
  • Video Motion Detectors (VMDs)

NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

  • Network concepts and components
  • Ethernet
  • Network topologies
  • OSI reference model
  • TCP / IP
  • Networking equipment
  • Wireless networks

TELEMETRY CONTROL

  • Control types
  • Control signals in CCTV
  • Telemetry equipment
  • Data communications

SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT FOR CCTV

  • Mounting equipment
  • Pan/tilt units
  • Lighting
  • Monitor brackets

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Need analysis
  • Selecting equipment according to the requirement
  • Drawings -  CCTV symbols
  • Installation
  • Camera protection

COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE

  • Commissioning
  • Training
  • Maintenance

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This course is available fully online by our sister organization the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT).

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