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NCJ Number: 202399 Find in a Library
Title: For Your Eyes Only: How To Design a Surveillance System That Gets Results
Journal: Campus Safety Journal  Volume:11  Issue:8  Dated:September 2003  Pages:12,14,16,18
Author(s): Michael Unger
Date Published: September 2003
Page Count: 4
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes some basic design elements that campus-safety professionals should consider when designing and installing a surveillance system on campus.
Abstract: A basic security audit should be conducted in order to determine whether a surveillance system is needed, and, if so, how it should be designed. If a surveillance system is recommended on the basis of the security audit, then the first step is to gain a knowledge of how the surveillance equipment operates. This article describes the components and technology of a typical system that provides monitor observation of all camera views from a central location. Detailed descriptions are provided for camera layout and design, switchers (allows switching between multiple cameras) and multiplexers (allows recording and displaying images of all cameras simultaneously). The article also explains the two current general recording processes; the first uses a video cassette recorder, and the second records onto a digital recorder. The article provides descriptions of the following types of surveillance layouts: cameras located in long corridors, cameras at exits, and cameras grouped at corridor intersections. This is followed by a discussion of the use of consultants.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Camera technology; Campus Security; Security management; Security surveys; Security systems; Surveillance equipment; Visual electronic surveillance
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