Damjanovski Joins Optic Security Group

♦ Damjanovski Joins Optic Security Group – ANZ security integrator Optic Security Group has announced the appointment of Vlado Damjanovski as business development manager based in Adelaide.

“We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Vlado to the Optic Security Group family,” said Optic’s managing director ANZ Mark Lloyd. “As a technical security professional specialising in video surveillance, Vlado’s career is unmatched and his achievements simply inspirational.

“Vlado’s pioneering career reflects a thirst for knowledge and both motivation and aptitude to share this knowledge, to educate, and to harness learnings to contribute to the evolution and standardisation of emerging security technologies. His achievements give us all something to aspire to, and we are excited he has selected Optic as the next step in his journey.”

Well known in Australia and internationally for his decades of pioneering work at the forefront of CCTV research, system design, product development, and implementation, Damjanovski is the author of several authoritative books on video surveillance and was editor and publisher of the international magazine, CCTV Focus, from 1999 to 2006.

Damjanovski created one of the world’s first digital CCTV system designs for Star City Casino in 1997 and he is also behind the development of the CCTV test chart and the programmable test pattern generator. He has more recently been involved in the development of camera image analysis software.

As chairman of the CCTV Standards sub-committee of Australia and New Zealand, he made a significant contribution to the creation of the Australian and New Zealand CCTV standards AS 4806 series and has also worked closely with the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) WG12 in creating the Digital CCTV Standards IEC 62676.

Born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Damjanovski holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from the Macedonian University Kiril i Metodij. His 1982 thesis focused on CCD cameras – a decade before they became commercially available.

Damjanovski’s first book, CCTV, one of the first complete reference manuals on the subject of CCTV, was published in 1995, and this was followed by subsequent editions in 1999, 2005, and 2013. The book is referred to by many as ‘The CCTV Bible’, a name that the Russian translation of the book carries as its title.

Damjanovski recently published the comprehensive resource ‘From Light to Intelligent Pixels’ a unique and definitive reference covering digital video surveillance and AI applications.

“Optic Security Group prides itself as a knowledge-based organisation and as a contributor to thought leadership within the various disciplines that constitute security risk management,” said Lloyd. “We look forward to Vlado’s contribution to the growth of Optic Security.”

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