Educating the CCTV industry since 1988 

If you want to understand how cameras and optics work, demystify compression, get a crash course on IP networking and learn how to design and even test your system, then we are here to help.

We conduct easy-to-understand seminars on the subject of Closed Circuit Television  and associated technologies, based on the world’s most recognised books on CCTV, presented by the author himself - Vlado Damjanovski.

Closed Circuit Television - CCTV (also referred to as IP VSS - for Internet Protocol Video Surveillance Systems), is a modern video technology used in many aspects of modern life, from security and safety, to machine vision, robotics and manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, education and hospitals.  With the latest Video Analytics based on Deep Neural Network programming algorithms, the usage of CCTV has, and still is, expanding even more. The IP CCTV is a complex technology comprising optics, cameras, displays, compression, networking, computing and storage sciences. 

Based on my four best-seller books on CCTV, I am here to offer you enlightening seminars to help demystify ALL of these technologies.

The duration of a typical complete seminar is 2 to 3 days, which covers the complete book content, and includes plenty of time for Q&A.

Specialised seminars can be conducted in one full day, assuming the student knowledge is higher than the beginners level. At the end of each seminar, all attendees receive a certificate signed by the author, together with a PDF of the material.

Check the various syllabus pages above to see what we cover in various seminars, or design one with topics of your own choosing.


For over 30 years, my aim has always been to spread the knowledge and help the CCTV industry offer even better products and services! 

This is why all my seminars are based on once of modest fee, irrespective of the number of participants.  




Students will also get a discounted offer on our made-specially-for-CCTV test charts, the ViDiLabs apps, 

and a special discount for the online ViDiLabs Academy, which contains over 30 video lectures.

You can also bring your own copy of the book "CCTV - from light to pixels" for a personalised autograph.

TESTEMONIALS


Nelson Tee 

Managing Director Axxonsoft Asia, Founder of CHH Construction Systems, Singapore

“Hi Vlado, once again many thanks to your inputs,

very interesting topics especially on project planning and implementation, including selection of HW & SW, hope to see you again soon”


Muhammad Iskandar, CPP, CCTP,

Security at National Gallery, Singapore

“Always a pleasure to attend when Vlado Damjanovski is in town.  It's my second time attending. He has so much knowledge to impart and share


Tsoi Kennedy 

Senior Inspector, Computer Forensic Laboratory, Hong Kong Customs, Hong Kong 

"I came all the way from Hong Kong to Singapore, just to hear you and learn from you. Fantastic seminar, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience." 


Ollencio D’Souza

Managing Director at TechnologyCare, Sydney, Australia

Vlado is a creative, technology aware and result driven engineer at the core and a dreamer, visionary and influencer at the general end of his participation in industry.  

He is a technical "text book" level author par excellence because his books on CCTV were on Amazon's best seller list and a must have for most industry operationally responsible staff.  

As a publisher he gave the industry focused articles that are still relevant today. 

As an inventor he provided quality video signal generation and measurement tools which became industry standard kit. 

As a person Vlado is ever ready to help anyone in need spending many hours to write and create the first Industry standard for CCTV in Australia which is recognised around the world taking him to the IEC where he participates in creating and enhancing international standards too.  

Vlado's popular "seminars" have taken him to many parts of the globe where he has trained many seasoned and up and coming industry participants resulting in the translation of his books into different languages to make the content accessible to a wide international audience.  He is also a very honest, caring and trustworthy friend to have!


Murat Altuev, CEO

ITV/Axxon, Moscow, Russia

“Clearly knowledgeable and an expert in his field. I like all of his information that was presented and I would like to see another presentation by him.”  


Mark Edwards

General Manager ANZ, CSD, Australia

I have known Mr CCTV for over 30 years and he is a very respected, knowledgeable, industry professional that has contributed a tremendous amount to many, many people in the Australian Security Industry.  Mr CCTV, Yoda of IP or just plain Vlado - a true professional and a gentleman.


John Nowacki

Major Accounts Executive, CSD, Sydney, Australia

Vlado Damjanovski - Global CCTV professor, teaching the world about CCTV with his books and seminars. I met Vlado during his early days in the 90-es whilst I was at Ness Corp, contracting Vlado to provide expert advice on new CCTV products analogue & IP Cameras the first of the DVR’s & NVR's before releasing these great products into the marketplace. The security market was then changing from analogue to digital CCTV and during this time Vlado’s advice, assistance and technical expertise was greatly valued to the success of many new products entering the industry and more importantly the security industry in AUS&NZ as a whole.

Many years ago, like tens of thousands of dedicated followers, I picked up the very first book of CCTV technology by Vlado “The White book of CCTV” which was his first book, released around 1994/95. Talking about good timing - this book was released during the infancy of the security industry which struggled to understand how to install and maintain a CCTV system, what are the contributing factors to install / setup / tune cameras “ what the heck is a CCD ? “, how to provide usable video from the TL VCR's, and after when DVRs came out. 

Vlado's in-depth knowledge and pioneering work conducted over the past 30+ years, simply stands as a testimony to his passion for CCTV and his massive contribution to the CCTV industry, to teach, mentor, assist manufacturers, Governments, heading up AU&NZ CCTV Standards and educating about the importance of high standards on installations, commissioning and manufacturing.

     Vlado, you are, and always will, be the “Professor of CCTV” and, as I know you, "The Guru of CCTV”… Thank you for making my job so much easier over the past years by learning from you and your dedication to the CCTV industry, using your books full of information and details, well written, easy to read and understand. And BTW - without having to use an Oscilloscope today - ha-ha-ha (LOL).


Brad Ballesty

Senior Account Manager, NSW/ACT for Hikvision, Oceania

I have known Vlado for 20 years and not only is he one of the smartest people in our industry - but also one of the best. Even with his knowledge - which means he is in demand - he always has time to talk. A great combination of industry intelligence who is always approachable to assist in any way he can. I have no hesitation in recommending Vlado if you need information about the essence of surveillance - he knows it all.


Alan Ataev

Chief Sales and Marketing Offices at Axxonsoft, San Francisco, USA

I’m more than pleased to have an opportunity to say that Vlado has outstanding knowledge in our industry and I have always been impressed by his professionalism. I have started my journey with his amazing book ‘CCTV Networking and Digital Technology’ and very happy about it. Everyone, who interacts with Vlado is always blown away by his positive nature.


Tooma Chong

Director at Digifort Pty Ltd, Australia

Vlado is a standard man, a person with a strong sense of personal integrity who strives to make a positive difference to our industry.  He is also a true professional in his field who can teach in-depth knowledge where most of us are just happy to learn the basics, but his influence on me to understand the technology we are selling makes us a better person in providing the service our customers deserve, rather than just selling a product.

Thank you Vlado for your positive influence on me and the way I approach my business.


William f Bonar

Senior VP - International Business Development - Dallmeier Electronics Ltd

I have known Vlado for some 25 years and a true Pioneer of the CCTV industry and one of the very few who has not only survived its many changes but in fact flourished and constantly remained relevant and an awesome source of information and support.


Max Shumeyko

CEO at IPICA Software/JVSG.com, Russia

I remember the first time i've met Vlado.  It was more than 13 years ago on his brilliant lecture on CCTV.  Vlado signed my copy of his CCTV book. 

His lecture and his CCTV book helped me to make my decision to start CCTV Design software business.  And Vlado continues to generate ideas. 

I really like CCTV test charts of ViDi labs. We included Vlado's test charts into IP Video System Design Tool.  His lectures constantly bring fresh CCTV related topics. 

I recommend Vlado to clients who need a professional CCTV consultant.


Sean Borg

Regional Head of Sales (ANZ) at AnyVision, Sydney, Australia

I have known Vlado for over 20 years as a colleague in the electronic security industry. Vlado to me is one of those true north references of the workings of technologies. At a time where relevant technology knowledge appears to be substituted with plug and play  economics, Vlado is still the "go-to" when deeper understanding is required and to that point, a valued technology mentor of mine. Vlado has maintained his relevance to the industry from the days of tube cameras, the introduction to CCD/CMOS chips to digital&IP and now towards the emerging complimenting technologies of AI.  Vlado has always maintained a humble and neutral demeanour, always there to assist those in the industry trying to improve themselves. 

I value Vlado as wise council to the electronic security industry globally.


Derek Barratt-Thompson JP, 

Retirement Manager at Domestic Activities, Sydney, Australia

Vlado has been a work colleague and great friend for more years now than I care to mention.

We spent years working together and on my part, even after my many years in the industry, learnt much from Vlado. Vlado is a wealth of knowledge, technical understanding and know how, always willing to pass on his knowledge to those of us prepared to listen.

A great guy, and long time friend I miss our time working together now I am retired.


Bill Nolan

Managing Director at Sensing Pty Ltd, Australia

Vlado is one of the original pioneers of the CCTV Industry.

As a product developer I can say that Vlado has always had constructive comments from his deep understanding of this technology. His advice over the years has been invaluable and I wish him success in the future.


Bryan de Caires

CEO, ASIAL, Australia

Having known Vlado for well over a decade I can attest to his exceptional expertise in the CCTV field and to his ongoing commitment to developing industry standards.


Paul Graves

NSW Lead Security Consultant at Jacobs, Sydney, Australia

I have known Vlado for many years and there are very few CCTV subject matter experts with his knowledge and experience.


Cahn McGreal

BDM - Rutledge AV, Brisbane, Australia

It seems like yesterday when a very pleasant man called into the Vamarc office which specialised in CCTV. After interviewing Vlado and seeing what I thought he was capable of, I had no choice but to offer Vlado a position with the company based in Crows Nest Sydney. 

It wasn't really until Vlado started with the company I found out what he was capable of. Thanks to Vlado we were able to secure many projects together and Vlado was able to teach me how to calculate camera angles and distances. Vlado and I  were involved in the most cutting edge projects in consultancy and in the design & installation of CCTV systems for Government, Sydney Maritime and very high profile companies together. 

I have the utmost respect for Vlado’s work ethic, attention to detail and dedication while working with me. Thank you Vlado for imparting so much knowledge that put me on the right track in the CCTV industry.


Hwee Fong Yong, BCCS, CIRM, FSM, APP

Safety and Security, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

“A highly recommended course that I hope to attend if it were to come back to Singapore next year”


Endro Sunarso

Manager - Threat Management (SE Asia), AIP Risk Consulting, Singapore

“It was certainly an eye opener. Will be glad to join other seminars that you conduct. Pls let me know.”


Richard Cook

Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia

“Vlado is obviously at the high end of technical knowledge. He also explained it in terms understandable to the lay person.”  


Dex Yan, CPP, MBA, 

Depute Director at SP Group, Singapore 

"I attended one important Physics lesson today. From the concept of SI units of measurement to the spectrum of wavelength, I struggled to recall many of these ideas which I learnt many years ago during my school days. Back then, the drive for learning and understanding Physics was to pass my exam :). Today, I was convinced by Vlado Damjanovski (founder of ViDi Labs) that understanding Physics is the key to comprehending CCTV and its application. I look forward to the Day 2 program tomorrow." 


Tony Casusceli  

VTS, Australia 

“In these two days I learned and understood everything that Vlado has been telling me in the past few years while he was helping me on various projects.”  


Shane Cooper 

Bluescope Steel, Australia 

“Thank you - an excellent presentation. I learned a lot and Vlado’s presentation filled a lot of gaps.”  


Kevin 

Sands Casino, Macau 

“Very dry subject matter that was presented in a very engaging interesting way. Very impressed with his knowledge level.”  


Martin Fernandez 

VTS QLD, Australia 

"Vlado Damjanovski is the man." 


“This guy knows his stuff!”  

From the SDA at the  University of Nevada 

Las Vegas, US


“Vlado was awesome! I did learn from him this week and will take what I learned and share it.”  

From the SDA at the  University of Nevada 

Las Vegas, US


“All aspects very well done & I am not very technical. Vlado made this topic very easy to understand and comprehend. I can use all this information in my casino - thanks.”  

From the SDA at the  University of Nevada  

Las Vegas, US


C.Kanakaraj  

Advent Electromagnetic Technologies, Tamilnadu-India 

“Congratulations to Mr.Vlado Damjanovski and his team for presenting a fine gift to the CCTV Industry.  Let this be the milestone for the growth of the Industry and the meeting ground for CCTV professionals around the world.   We once again wish to thank Mr.Vlado Damjanovski whose dream has made this possible.” 


Len Owen , B.A., 

Special Constable, Saskatoon , CANADA 

“I would like to say I have a copy of Vlado's book and the magazine which I have found to be an excellent reference source.” 

In my 30 years of teaching, I have trained many professionals, end users, installers, managers, consultants and manufacturers.

They all learned something new and important for their business.


A large number of professionals are very knowledgable in many areas, but in todays modern times there is always more to learn. 


I have spent nearly 45 years of my professional life studying, working with, designing, testing and developing products and technologies in CCTV. 

As a result, I have accumulated sufficient experience to pass such knowledge onto students in a simple, systematic and efficient way.  Always illustrated with original and self-explanatory drawings - my presentations are very clear to understand.


This was the reason I wrote my first book on CCTV when, in 1995, when there were no books on the subject to be found. 

My books grew out of this lack of materials and the ever changing CCTV technologies. 

This was the reason for having four editions of the book, each one of them including additional and new technologies to the previous ones.


Many customers have used the Syllabus in these pages to decide which topics they feel would suit them most. Others have requested new and challenging  topics which I developed and later on they became seminars on their own.


Last, but not least, if you don’t have the time to attend any of the seminars, I created a new online ViDiLabs Academy, which in over 30 video lectures covers  absolutely everything in IP CCTV.



Feel free to e-mail me your requirements and discuss options suitable to you. 

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