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With over 38 years of professional experience, Vlado Damjanovski is one of the world’s foremost experts and authorities on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). 

He is an author, inventor, lecturer, App designer and imaging specialist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Vlado has an honours degree in Electronics Engineering from the University “Кирил и Методиј” in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia), specialising in Broadcast TV and CCTV. His 1982 thesis on the subject of Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD) preempted their wide commercial use by ten years. 

Currently, Vlado works for Optic Security Group as a Product Innovation Manager.

In 1995 Vlado published his first technical reference book - simply called 'CCTV'. This was, and still is, one of the first and complete reference manuals on the subject of CCTV. Covering all that a CCTV expert, installer and consultant should require, this book was accepted and approved by the global industry. Vlado’s books continue to have 5-star ratings, and all of them are translated translated into multiple languages, including German, Russian, Korean and Farsi. 

The last edition, titled ‘From light to intelligent pixels,’ which includes the latest trends in AI and IP VSS standards, was published  by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) and can be ordered via:

Utilising his best-seller books Vlado conducts easy-to-understand CCTV training seminars. He demystifies and explains all the tricks and technologies of the CCTV industry. Write to Vlado if you wish a personalised in-house seminar.

In his capacity as consultant, Vlado has designed and commissioned a number of CCTV systems around Australia and overseas. These include large-scale projects such as the Darling Harbour CCTV system, the Downing Centre CCTV system and the Sydney City Council system. In 1997 Vlado was the consultant and designer for the Star City Casino Pit-Cam CCTV system, one of the very first digital CCTV systems in the world using digital recorders.

Vlado was the chief editor and publisher of the foregone magazine 'CCTV Focus’. This magazine was launched at the International Security Conference (ISC) in New York, August 1999. 'CCTV Focus' became the leading technical magazine for the CCTV industry.

Vlado was the main contributor to the development of the Australian and New Zealand CCTV Standards (AS4806.1, AS4806.2 and AS4806.3).

Through his company, Vlado designs and offers many specialised tools for the industry. These tools include Programmable Test Pattern Generators, Camera Analysers, CCTV Test charts, ViDiLabs iOS calculator App, system drawings icons and tools, etc. 

In addition to regular consulting work, and teaching at his seminars, Vlado continually writes for the industry magazines and presents at various conferences. In addition, Vlado is an active member of IEC TC-79 group contributing towards the international standards development of 62676 standards for the IP CCTV and VSS.

In 2023 ASIAL awarded him the highest recognition for his life-long Individual Achievement in Technical Security.

Vlado is also known for his amateur photographic work having exhibited in Europe and Australia. Vlado has also had his photographic work published in magazines and books and has won numerous awards (visit Poems with Pixels). 

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