Caputo has an extensive background in the video security field, which is evident throughout the book. As a practitioner, he combines technical and practical real-world concerns to present a complete and useful analysis. He relates his own experiences in upgrading the security monitoring system at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Lake Michigan, a destination for 8.6 million residents and tourists each year.
An appendix contains survey forms for evaluating and selecting video monitoring systems. There’s also an index for quickly locating a specific topic.
This book is extremely educational and should be consulted by any security professional interested in the transition from analog to digital video.
Reviewer: Jack F. Dowling, CPP, PSP, is president of JD Security Consultants, LLC, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and teaches in the criminal justice administration program at the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and Physical Asset Protection Standards Technical Committee and previously served on its Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline Committee.