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Anyone Care To Share A Well-Written CCTV And NVR Spec?

I have been asked to review a specification for a cctv system for a rehab center.  I went through it and marked some of it out and added a little to it.  After it was all said and done the spec was basically unusable.  I have tried to write specs before with some success but would like to put a good usable spec out there.  Would anyone care to share a well written spec?  Something I can use as my basis in design?  If you have any questions or suggestions please let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Tom McVey

 

ps. I do have the IPVM guide and am using it to help but a really well written example would lead me down an easier and better path.

 

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