Like a 2% failure rate per year? Are we talking just about the camera or any point that could go bad in between that would cause the disconnect of a camera?
Interesting reading Carlton, a lot of cameras 22,000!, without a lot of oversight...
Most likely the Director meant a 98% availability rate, meaning the % operability of all video paths from lens to lcd/recorder. Obviously this includes non-hardware items (firmware, VMS setup, storage) and no doubt some of this issues linger longer than a typical hardware repair cycle.
The weird thing it seems they are just saying 2% as a predictive measure not as though they a reporting their actual metric.
Kinda like "pick a camera, any camera these are the odds it's working"
There is “no way we can monitor 22,000 cameras” at once.
"Ald. Deborah Graham (29th) noted that OEMC is forging partnerships with major retailing chains and downtown businesses to gain access to their surveillance cameras. Graham further noted that those private cameras are being closely monitored by a public-private task force."
I would say test because not matter how foolproof or great tour system is there will always be a snag in the system that will cause issues to be fixed now if ur software and daily check ups are down you most likely will be able to avoid this