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CCTV Essentials: Setting your Requirements

Digikin CCTV test target
Here is another of the articles I was commissioned to write explaining ‘CCTV essentials’ for the widely read www.ifsecglobal.com.

This piece describes how to get the image details that will achieve your CCTV’s purpose. The principal categories used in worldwide standards are briefly listed here in descending order of detail available from your images. ‘Identification’ needs close-ups. Wide-angle ‘monitoring’ certainly won’t achieve the same, regardless of the techno-fantasies you see in TV dramas!

1. Identification – of an unknown person.
2. Recognition
– of a previously seen person.
3. Observation
– of activity, clothing, etc.
4. Detection – of whether any person is in the scene.
5. Monitoring (and control) – movement of people over a wide area.

You can find the full article on their website. http://www.ifsecglobal.com/cctv-guide-setting-objectives-requirements. Enjoy, and let me know what you think.

Until next time; stay focused.

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