Elevator Surveillance Guide

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 21, 2014

Installing surveillance in an elevator can be challenging. Small but wide areas, vandal resistance, and transmission methods all present challenges not found in other areas cameras are installed. In this note, we look at:

  • Form factor: Box vs. dome vs. specialty
  • Resolution: How much is necessary?
  • Transmission: Wired vs. wireless vs laser methods
  • Dealing with electrical contractors

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Form ******

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****** *****

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**** *** ******** ** ****** ***** ******* ** ******* ************. Most ************* ** *** ***** ****** ***** *******, *** ***** that ** ********* **** ***** *** ** *** ******, **** limited ********** *** **** *******. ****** ****** ******** ***** *** box ******* *** **** ***********, *** *** ****** *** **** obtrusive.

Field ** ****/**********

***** *********' ***** ****, ********* ***** **' ****, ***** ********* choose ** ***** *** **** *** ******* ** **** *** doors. **** ***** **** *** **** *** *********** ** **** comings *** ******, ******** ******** ********** *********, *** ** **** ********* ********* ** *** ********, ** well. *******, **** ****** ** ***** **** ****** *** **** (PPF) **** *** **** ***** ********** ****** *** *********** ** no ***** ******* **** ******* ****** ***** ** ********, *.*. lobby *** ******* *******.

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Signal ************

**** *** ****** *** **** ********, ********** **** ****** *** signal **** ** ******* **** *** ********. ***** *** ***** typical ******* *** ****:

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**** ***** ***** *****-******** ** ******* **** ******** ******:

********* ********, ***** ***** ****** *** ***** ******** ** *** top ** *** *****, ****** *** ***** ************* ***** *** height ** *** *****, *** ** *** * ****** ******** for ********. ********* ** **-** ******* *** ****** **** * 300' ********* *****, ***** ******* *** ******* ******** ******** ****** can ** ***, ****** **** *********** ********** **** ** ** equipment **** ** ***. ** ***-**** *********, *** *** ** an ******, *******. *****-***** *** ******* ****** *** ** ********** otherwise.

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******* ******* *********** ** ******** ** ****, ****, *** ***** debris ***** *** **** ** *** ******** ***** *** ** such ****** ** ******* *********.

Dealing **** ******** ***********

********, **** ********** ******** ******* ********* **** ** ******** **********, since *** ******** **** ******* ******* ***********. ***** *********** *** be ********* ** **** ****, ** * ****** ** ***** have ******. **** *** ***** ******** ** ****** ******** ********* cables *** *** ********, ****** ******* ** *********** (******* ********) their ******* *********** ** *** ******** **** * ****** ******* their *******. ** *** ********* ***** ** ************ ** *** video, ********** * *** ***** **, **** *****, **** ***********, and *** ****** *** ******** **** ******* *** ******* ****. Both ** ***** *** ** ** ******** ***** *** *** wish ** *****.

** ***** *** ************ *** ******* ******** ** **** *** elevator ****** *** ***** ** * ***, ***** *** *********** may ******* ** *** ***** *** ***** ** *** ***. There *** *** ****** ** ** ***** ** ** **** case:

  • ***** ******* ********** ** ****** *** ***** ******* *** **********'* permission **** **** ********** *** ******* ********* ** **** *****. Even ******* ******** ****** ***** *** ****** ***-***** * *** UTP ***** ** ** *** ** ******* ****.
  • ********* ** *** ****,************** **** ** ****** *** *** ** ***** ************, *** be ** **** *. ******** ***, *****, *** ******* ****** do *** **** ***** ************.

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Comments (28)

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* **** *** *** *** *******, *** ***** & **** wins *** *** *** ** ** **** ****.

***** *******:

*** *** ****** ***** ******* * ***** **** ******* ** the ******, ** *** *** ******** **** * ****** ***** cable **** *** ******* ******** ** **?

*** *** ********* **** *'** ****** **** *** **** ******** in *** ******** ********* ****** (** **** ** ******* ***** 'future ***' ***** *****). *'** ***** **** ******** *****, ******** because ** *** ****** ****** ********* ******.

******'* **** ******** ****** *** ***** ** * *****! *** wear & **** ***** ** *** *****, * *******, *** liability *** ******* ** ******* ******** ***** **** *** **** the ******** ****** ********* ******** *** *** *** ********** ********.

*** ****** ***** ** ********-****-**** *********? ***** ***** *** ** go ******* ********* **** ***', *** *** ****** ****** ********** cameras, **** ** ******? * **** ****** **** ***** **********, but * ***'* **** ********** **** **** ** ** ********?

*** ** ** *********** *** ****** *** **** ********.

*'** **** *** ************ *** *** *********** - **** **** very ****. *** *** *** **** ************ ** ** "****" based ** *** ****** ** ********* *** **** ** *******, and ***** ********* ****** ********* ** *** **** ******. ***** transceivers *** ******** ** ***** *** *** *** **** **, but **** **** ** ** "******" ** **** **** ** one *******. ****** ************ *** ********, *** **** ****** **** is **** ********* ***** ** ************ ** ****.

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*** ****** (***** ** *** ) **** *** ******** ***** or ******* **** ******** ** **** **** *** * ******** Elevator ******* ************** ************ *** ** *** ***** ** **. as *** **** , ** ***** ***.

*** ****** **** ** ******** , *** ** , **** authorized

**** ****** *********** !

** ** **********, **** ********* ** *** **** ******* *** video ********* ** *** ********* *****. ** ******* ** **** was ******* ** *** ***** *****. ********** ***** ******* *** minimum ******* ********* *** ******** ********* *** *** ********* *********.

*** ********, ** *** ******, *** ********* ****** *** *** one **** ***** ********* - *** *** ****, *** *********. We **** ************ **** ******** ********* *** ***** **** *** signal ****** ** **** ** *** *** ***** *** ******** was ******. *********** ** ********* *** ******(*) *** **** ******* that *** **** ****** *** ******** *****, ***** **** ** alternately *** *** ****** *** *** ******.

** *** ***, *** ****** *** *** ****** *** **** ~$10,000 ** *** * ****** ********* ***** ** **** ******** that ********* **** *** **** ***** ******.

*** ********, ** *** ******, *** ********* ****** *** *** one **** ***** ********* - *** *** ****, *** *********.

***** ****'* ******* ******(*****?) *** ***** *** *** *** ****** ****?

******* ****, *** ***** *** ***** **** ***, *** *** a ** ***** ****** *** ***** *** *** **** *** before ** ***** ** ********, ******* * ******** **** ** ohm **********...

* ***'* ****.

*** **** *********** ********** ** ******** **** **** **** *** Schindler. ** ** **********, ******** ********* *** ****** ********* ** do ******** ******* ** ***** **********. * ****** **** ***** include ****** ******* ** **** ******* ******* *** ***** ******, etc.

**** ******* **** ** ****** *** ****** ** ******* ******* of *** **** **** ******* *** ******* ** ******* *** installations *** **** ******* *****. **** ****** ** ** **** cameras **** ******* *** **** ***** ********** ******* ****.

** *** ***, ** *** **** ** ***** ** *** us ******* *** *** ******* *** ** **** ** *** work *** **** ***** ******** ** ******** *** ***** *** the ******, ******* **** **** *** **** ** *** ***** to *** ******** *** *** *** *** ******** ***** *** connecting ********** ** ** **** **** ** *** ******** ***** and ** *** ********* *****. ** ******, **** **** ******** on ******* *** *** ** *** ****.

** ********** *********, **** ** *** ** ******* ** ****** a ******, **** **** ******** ** ***** ******** ******* *** elevator, ******** **** *** ** ** ******** ** *** ** do. * **** ** ****** **** ******* ********* **** $*** an **** **** * *-**** ******* **** ****** ** ******* a **** *** **** ******** * *** *** ****** **.

** ******, **** **** ******** ** ******* *** *** ** and ****.

****** *** **** ****** **** **** *****. ******* **** **** ********* *** ******* ***** ** ********* one ** ***** ****** */* ***** *****?

*** ****** **** ***** ******'* **** **** *** ***'* *** to *** ********** *****?

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******** ***** ** * ***-*** ** ****, ** ***** **** a *** ****** **** *****, ***** ***** **** ** **** a *** ******* ** *** ****. **** ** ****. **** to *******. *** **** ** **** **** **** **** *** output, **** ***** ** *******...

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** ***** **** *** ******* ****** ** ******** **** *** have **** **** * *****, *** **** ***** ** **** source*************** **** ** *** *** ******** ******.

** ***** ********, *** ****** ******:

**** *************:

****** *'* *** **** *** **** ***, ***** *** ***** residential ******* **** ********* *** *****-***** ** **** *** ******** don't **** ************* ******, ***** *** ** * ******* ** ***** **** an ****** ** *** ******* ** *** ** *******.

** **** **** ***** *** ***** ** **** *** *** node ** *** '*******', ******** ****** ** *** *****, *** just *** *** **** ***** ** **** *****, **?

** **** **** **** **** * **** *** *** ********* Axis ***** ******* ** ***** ******** ****** ********* **** **** not ***** ******* *** **** ** ***** *******. ** *** existing ********* ***** *** *** *** ***** ** ** ******** or ********. ** **** ********* ** **** * ******** ******. However ***** ******** ****** *** *** ******* ****.

**** **** ** ******* * ***** ******** ************* ******* ** our ********* **** ********. ** ** * ** **** *** 22 ***** ********. ** **** ******* ** ******* *** **** Axis ***** *******. ******* ***** *** ********** ****** **** ** replaced ** **** **** ***** ******.

*** **** ***** ** **** *** **** *** ******** ****** is **** ***** ** ** ***** *** *** **** ** trouble ***** **** *** **** **** *** **** **** *** elevator ***** *** **** ** **** *** ******** ******* ***** simply ** ***** ****** *** ****** *** ***** *** ***** nothing.

*****, ****** *** *** ********. *** ***** *** ***** ****** with *** ******** ****** *** *** *********?

****,

*** ***** ** **** **** ****** *** ***** ********* ** issues.

*. */* ****** *** * ******* ****** ***** - ** we *** ** ***** *** ******** ****** ******* *** *** cameras ** **** **** ******.

*. ****** ****** *** ****** ** *** ***** ** *** car ** ********** *** ****** **** *** ******* ***********

*. ***'* ****** *** ***** *****. * ***** ** *** have **** * *** ******** ** *********.

** **** * ******* ***** ******* ********* ***, **** * PoE ******** *** *** ****** - ********* *****. ** ****** so *** *** *** **** ** ***** *** ***** * months ***. *** **** **** **** ********* ******* *** **** really ****** **** ** **** *** **** ******* ***** ** access *** ***** *******.

****. ** *** ******** ** ** *** *****-***** ***** *** if ** *** ** *****?

**** *******, **** **** *** ******* ** *** ********? *** you **** * ********* *******, ** **** *** *** ***** you **** ** ** *** ********* *** * ****?

*** *** * *****. * ** ****** ** *** *** lift **** ***** ** ********** * *** ***** *** ** was *** ********. **** *** * ******** **** ** *** complex ****** ** ** ***** *** ***** *** ****. ** happened ** **** ****** * ******* ******* ******* **** *** cleary ******** "*******". ** *** * **** ***** ********** *** power ******* *** **** *** ******** ******* *****. ***** *** even * * *** ******* ****** ****** * ***** ** use! *****, * ***** **....

** *** ** ******* ******* ***** ***** ** *** ******* but ** ******* **** **** ** *** ********* ***** ******** to ** ** *** **** *****, ** *** **** **** to *** ********** ***********.

* **** *** **** ****** ******* ********* **** *** ** yet ** **'* *** ***** **'* ***** **. **** ***** outcome !!

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