Why video cameras?
Why NOT video cameras?
Good applications versus poor applications
To monitor or not to monitor
Color versus black-and-white cameras
Fixed versus pan-tilt-zoom cameras
Hardwired versus wireless systems
A more technical discussion of formats, resolution, pixels, lenses, and field of view
Placement and mounting
Lighting requirements and nighttime applications
Maintenance and expected lifespan
Going out on bid for equipment and system maintenance contracts
Signage for use of cameras on school grounds
Legal aspects of the use of video cameras in schools
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