Church Technology Director Security Interview

Author: Dan Gelinas, Published on Mar 07, 2019

With 40+ years of experience in IT from a wide array of verticals, including US and foreign military, and large corporate and industrial settings, retired IT professional Richard Buckmaster now applies his years of experience in security and IT to help out his church. He has volunteered to manage the technology needs of the growing church campus—with four buildings and a new 27,000 square foot facility being just one planned addition—and is looking to bolster security measures and keep his fellow parishioners safe by building out a comprehensive surveillance system.

Based on our interview with Richard, we look at the following topics:

  • 40+ Years of experience
  • Need for cameras is the 'New Norm'
  • Protecting a large campus
  • Too small for the nationals, too big for the locals
  • Integrator reliance on Hikvision a problem
  • Integrator lack of product depth
  • It's not what we want, but it's what we need to do
  • AI possibly offering a false sense of security
  • Need for compatibility-based standards

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****: **** ** **** ***** *** ******** ** **** *******?

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****: *** *** *** **** **** **** ***?

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****: ***** *** *** *** **** **+ ***** ** ** knowledge?

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****: **** ***** ** ************* *** ***** ********* ** *** manage?

**** ** ***** **’** ******** *** ** *** ***** *** into *** **** *******. ****** * *** ******** *** ****** really **** * ***** *** ** ********** ** ***. **** their **** *** **** * ********** ** ******* ****, ***-**-**** routers *** ** **. **’** ******** **** ****** ************** *** we've *** * **** ****** ****, ********* ******* **** ****** points **** ******* ********. **'** ******* ***** **** *** **********. As *** ** *****, *’* **. **** ** *** ****** on *** **** **** **** ****. **’** * ****** *** remote **** ***** *** ********** **. *** ***** **** *** working **** ****, ***’* **** *** **** ** ******** ** working ** ***** ********. ****** *’* **. *** * **** the **** *** *** *********, *** *’* ****** **** ** will **** ** ******** *** * ******** ** ****. ** far ** *** ****** ****, ** ***’* **** * *** in *** *** ** ************ ** ***** ***. ** **** 1 ******** ****** ** ***** ** *** ******* **** **** the ********* ****. *** ****** ************ *** **** ******** ******* that ****. **’** ** **** ***** ***** **’** ************* *** from *** *** **** ** *** *** ****.

****: ****’* **** ** * *** *****, ***’* **? *** New ****?

*** ** **. **** ** *** **** ****, **'** *********** a ****** ****. **’** *** ***** *** *** ****** *** grounds ** **** ***** ****** ******* *** ****** ******. **'** got ***** ** ****** ****** ********** ***'* ****** **. **** is ***** ** **** ** *** ********** ***** *******. **’** transitioning. ** **** * *********. ** ******* **** ******* ******* and ******* *** ** * *********. ** **** ** ** one ** ***** ******** ***** * ********* ******** ****** ** by. ******* ***** ** ***** *********. ** ******* ** ****** despite *** ******* ********* ** *******, ** **** ** ** able ** ****** ****** *** ** *** ******* *** *** stop **** ****** **** *** *******. ** **** ** ******* our ********* **** *******. *** **** *******, *********** *********, ****** something **** *****. ** **** *** ******* ** **** ******** ever *******. *** ******** ** ******* ****** **** **** ** also **** ** ***** ** **********. ******* **** ********* ******** and ****** ****** ** **** *****. *** ******** ** ******* will **** ** **** ** ***** *********** ** ** ********** basis ** *** ** ******** ************* ********.

****: ***’** ******* ** ***** ***, **** *** ************ ******* and *****?

***, ** **** * ******* ** *****. ** ***'* **** a ****** **** *** ***, *** **'** ******** ** **** be ****. **’** ******* *** **’** ******* **** *********** *** have **** *** * ****** ** *****. **’** *** * few **** ****** ****** ** ****** ** ** * ***********. And ******** ******* ***** **** *** ****** * ********* ** the ********* *** ***** ***. ***** * ******, ** ****** don’t **** ******* *** ******* ********** ** ****** ** **. But *** ******* ** **** *** ********* ** ***** **** doors ****** ****** *****, *** ******* ******* ** ******* **** and **** ******** ** ** **. * **** ******* **** the ************* *********. ******** ******* *** *** **** ****** ****** on *** ********. ****’* *** ******* *******, ** **’** **** the ******** **** ** ***’* ** ********** ****** ** *****. That’s **** ** ******* ** ***** *** **, ******* **’** had **** *********** **** ** *** **** **** ** *********. We’ve **** *** **** **** ** **** **’** *** *** and **** ***’* **** ** ****** **. **’** ******* ******** 20-25 ******* ******* *** ** ****** *** *********. **'* ****** large ***** **** **'** ******** **** ********* ****. **’** ***** to ** ******** * ****** *** **** **** **** *** ability ** ***** ** ** ** ** *** **********.

****: ***** **** *********** *** ***** *** **** *** ******* experience *** ******* ***** **** **** *** ** * **-****** system **** ***’* *********.

****, ***, *** ******* ** *** **********, ** **** ** reach *** ** ******** ** *** ****** **** ***** **** and ****’* *** ***** ****. * ******* *** ** *** of *** ******, ******** ********* *** ** *** *** ** was ******** ** **** *** ****, ** ****** ** *** said '* **** * ******** ****’* * ***** **** ** I ***’* ** **** ** **** **.' ** **’** *** small *** *** *** **** *** **’** *** *** *** the ***** ****.

****: *** **** *** ******* ******* ********? *** ** *** cameras *** ***********? *** ** *****?

** **** ** *** ********* ***** ** ***** *****—**** * built *** *** ******* ************** ****** *** ****** ******, * knew **** ** **** ***** **** *********, ** **** * did *** ** * **** ** ***** ****** *** **’** be ***** ** *** ******** ****** *** *********. ***** **** all ** ********* ******** ******* * **** *** ******** ** do **** **** *** ******. *’** ** ***** ***** ******* point ** ***** **** *** ******* ********* ** *** ******* Control ****. ***** **** ** ****** ** ***** ******** *** then ****** **** **** ** ******* ****** **** *** ******* system. *** *** **** ** *** **** ** **** **** we’re ***** ** *** ** **** * *** ****** **** design, ********** *** ***********. ********, **’* *** * ****** **** so * ***** *** *** **** ********* **** * ***'* find ******** ****. ** ** **** ** ***. * **** that ****** **** * ***** **** *** * ****** *** doesn’t **** * ************ ****** **********, *** **'** ***** *****. And **'** ******** **** *********** ** **** **** **** ** the **** ********* *****. *** ***** ***** ********, ** *** generally **** ***** ********* ***** *** ***’* ******* ********** **** ugly ******* ***** *****. **’** ******** *** *********** ** ****** helping **** ****** *** ************ ** ****** **** *** **** to *****. *** *********, **'** ******** ** ***** ** *********, since * *****'* ****** * **** **** *** ***** **** the *********** *'** ****** **** ** ***.

****: ******** ** ****, **** *** **** *** ******** **** security ***********—**** ** ** *********, ***** ****************** ********, ***** ****-****** **** ****** ******, ***.?

*** ****** ******* ******* ** *** **** ***** *’** *** into. * ****** **** ***** **, “** *** **** ** run ****?” **, * ***’* **** *** **** ***** ** obsolete ****** ** *** *****. *** ****** *** ****** *’** talked **** **** ************* ***** ** ******* *** ** **************. A *** **** ***** ** ***** ***** *** ***** **’** pulled ** **** ***** ****** ** **’** *****, ** ***’* really **** * ****. **’** *** *** ************** ** ****** a ******** ******** *******. *** *** ** *** ******** * do **** **** *** ***********, ** *** ********** * ***—*** I *** **** **** **** *** ********** *’** ******—**** **** tend ** **** ****** ** *** ***** ** ****** *** most ********* *** * **** ** ***’* ** *** ***** camera. * ****** **** ***** **** **** ** ** ***** door **** *** **** **** ******* *****, *** *******, ***’* necessarily *** ****** *** **** ** * *********. *** ****’* their ********. **** ****** *********** **** *** ***** *** **** don’t **** ** *******. ** *** *** ********* * ***** brand ****** ********. *’* * **** ********* ******** ***. *’* not ****** ** *** *** ***** ** **** ** * know *** ********* *** ** ***** ** ****** **.

****: *** *** **** ** ** ******* ** ****** *** matching?

**** ** *** ****** ** **** ** **** *** * have ** *** **** *** ****** ****, * ***’* **** bad ******* **** ** ***** ** ******* *** *** **** using ******* ****’* *** ** ***** ******* ****. ** **** as **’** ******** ** *********, **’** ***** ** ** ****. And ** **** **’* **** *** ********.

****: **** *** **** ****** *** ******** **** ************ ***** cameras ** ***** ******** ********?

****, ***** *** ****** ******** *** **************. ****** *** ** the ****** ******* ******** ** **** ********** *** **** ** put ******* ** *****. *** ********** ****** ** **** ** hired ** ******* ******* ** **** ** *** ** * safety *** ******** ********** *** **** **** ******* *** *** 3 ****—****** - ******—** ***** *** ***** *********** ** *** church. ** **** **** *** *** ***** ** ***** ** to ***** *** ***** **** ****** *** ******* *******. ** course * ******* **** **** ** *** ******* *** **** we **** **** ** *** ********* *** **** *** ******* with *** **** ** ******* * **** ***********. ** ** went **** *** *********** ** *******. *** *******, *****’* ** expectation ** ******* ** *** ******* ***, *** ** *** pastor's ****** ***** ** ***** ** ******* **** * *********** and ********** ****, ** ***’* *** ***. ** **** **** to ******** *****. ******* ***’* *** ****** *******, *** ***** hears ****** *******. ** **** ****** ** ******** *********. ***** are **** *** ******* **** **** *** ******** ** * camera ******* *********. *** ******* ** *** ******** ** * wet ***** **** ******* *********. ****** **** *** **** ** the ******** ******. *** **** ******* *** ****. **, **** any ****** *** **** ********* **** *** ***********. **’* ********* to ********* *** ****** ** **********. ** ***’* **** ** actuary ** *****. ** **** ** ** **, ** ********* is *** ******* *******, *** ** *** ******* ********* **** never *******. *** **** **** ********** ******* ** ***** ** mind. ** ****** *** ***** ** ********** **** ************* ****** won’t ****** ****** *** ********* ******* *** ******* *** ***** and *** ******* *** ** *******. * **** *** ****** that’s *********** ******* **** **** ***** *********** ***** ******* ****** security ***** ** *****. * ***** ** **** * **** balance ** ******* *** *******.

****: *** *** *** ******/******** ******** *********** ** **** ****?

**’** *** ***** ********* *********** ** *****. * ********** ******* out ** *. *** **** ** **** **** *** ***. They ****’* ** ******** **** **,*** ****** ****. *** **** they’d **** ** * ************ ****** ** ** *** ******* with ***** **/* ********** *******. ** ****’* **** ****. **** left ** **** *. *** ****, “** **** **** *********.” I ***** **** ** **** **** ***** ********* ** *** if ***** **** ************. ** ****** ********* **** ****’* ****** because ** **** *** ****’** ******. *’* ******* **** * vendor ***** ** **** ******* *** **** **** ** *** presentation *** **** *’* ******* **** ******* ******** *** ** going ** ** ***** *** ***********.

****: **** *********** **** **** **** *** ******* ** ** some ** *** **** **********?

* *****’* ****** ********* **** **** ****. *** *’** **** open **** *** **** **** * ********** *** **** *****. I **** **** **** **** ** **** * ******, *** I **** **** **** ** *** ** ** *******, *** the **** ******** ** *** ** ***** ** ******* **? and *** ** ***** ** **** ** *** **** ****** get *****? ** ********** ********* *** ***** ** ****** ** integrator ********. *’** ** **** ** *** ** *** *********** once ****’** *** ***** ** ***** ********* *** ***, "**** is **** ** **** ** **, *** *** **** ** with **?"

****: **** ************ ********—******* *** ***—*** *** ***********?

**’** ******** **** *** ******** *** *******. * *****’* ****** looked ** * *** ***. *** ** *** ***** ****’* going ** ** ** *****, * ***** ** *** ******* to **** ********* ********** ********. **’** **** ****** ****** ******** in *** ****** ******* *** ****, ***. ****** ******* *****, the ****** ***** ***** ** **** *** ******* ** **** up ******* *** *** *** ** ** *****. ** ******, I **** *** ******* ** *** ** ********* ******* *******. I **** ** **** **** ******* ** ******** *******. * know ** **** ********* ***** *** ** **** **** ** be **** ****** **** ** ***** *** **** ***** ** the *******. *** *** **** ********* ** ** ********* **** of **** ******* *******.

****: **** *** **** *** ********** ** ******** ** ********** advice ****** ***** **** *** ******** *** ****** ** **** what *** ****?

****** ** *** **** ** *** ********. * ***’* ****** have ********* ** **** ** ** *** ** ****** *** have ********* ******** **** **** **********. **’** ******* ****** ** smaller ********* *** ***’* **** ** **** ** ***** ***** sauce. *’* ****** ** ** * *** ** ******** ******. I’ve ***** **** ********** ******** ******** ***********[****] *** * *** ** ***** ******** *** *********. **** developed *** ***** *****. **’* * *********** ** ****** ***** quality—the ***** ** ****** **** * ****** ********. **’* *** just **********, ******* ****’* **** **** ** *** ********. *******, Detect, *******, *********, ********, *** *******. **** ** **** ** it **** ******* *** ***** ** **** ** *** ********** of *** ******. ** ***** **** ** *****. ****’* **** very ******* ** **, ******* ********’* ****** **********. ** ***** ** ********* **** ******** **** **** *** place *** ****** ** *** ***.

****: *** *** ******** ** **** * ********* ** ********* network *** *** ****’* ******* *** ***** *******?

**’** ******** ** * ********* ******* ******* **’** *** * bunch ** ****** ** ***** *** *’** ** ******* * lot ** ***** ******* ******** ********* *** *** *** *********. The ***** **** ********* ****** ** **-***** ******** ** **** we *** ****** *** *** ********* **** *** ******* **** which **** ** ***** **** ** *** **** ******.

****: **** *** ******* ****** ******* ** ****** ** ** cybersecurity ******** ***** **** *******?

* ***** *** ** *********, ** **** **** ** **** some ****** ****** **** ******* **** ** *** ******* ** the ****** **** **** **** ******** **** *** ******.

****: ** *** **** *****, **** *** ******** ******* ****** ****** ******?

** **** ** ***. * ******* **** *** ** ***** for ********** *** **** ** *** ****** ** ************** *** we’ll ** ************ ** ****.

****: **** *** *** ******’* ******* ** ** *** ****** one ******** ** **** **** ** ****** *** ** *** campus?

****, ** **** * ***** ****** ** ***** ***** **** the ********** *** ****** ***-******* *****, ***** ***** *** ****** with *** ********* ** *** **** ********. ** **** ** want ** ** ** ***** *** ******* **** ** *** interest ** ***** ****** *********. **’** ** ******* *** **** sense ** “********* **** *****’* **** *****.” ***** **** ** wide ***** ** **** ******* ** **** ** ** **** as ********. ***** *** *’* ******** * ** ***** * PTZ ******* **** *** ****** **** ** ****** ***** *** use. **** ****’** *** ***** ******** ********** ****’** ** ********** on * **** ** *** ******.

****: *** ***** ** *** ******** ***** ** ***? ** so, **** ********* **** *** ****** **?

** **** *****, *’* *** ******** ** ***** ********, *******, what ** *** *** ** ***** ** ******* **** ** eventually. ***** ***** * ***** ****** ** ******** ******* ** just *** ** *** *** *** ** ***** ** **** location. ** ** *****’* **** ****, ***** ** **** ** around, *** ***** ***, **’* *** ******* ** **** ** the ********.

****:**** *** **** ******* **** **** ***** *** ****** ** equipment (*******, ***, ********, ***.) ***** ********, *** ** ** what **** *** ******?

* ******* ******* * *** ********* ******* **** ** **** after ******* **** ******, **** **** **** ************ ** ********* or *****. *********, ***** **’** ** ***** ** *** ******* there ****’* **** ** *********** ** **** ***** ********* ***.

****: ****, ** ***, ******** ************* ****** ** *** ** now *** **** ** ** *** *** ************ ******?

** *****’* **** *** ** **** *****. *’* ****** ****-******* into *** ************* ********* ** * **** **** ** **** we’re ******** ** **** ***. ** **** *****’* *** *** opportunity *** ** ** ******** ******. * *****’* ******** ******** out ***, *** **’** *** *********** ******** ** *****. * need ** ******* **** ***** * ******** **** **** ********* well **** **** ** **** ***** *** **** **** ** what ** ****. ***** **** ****’* **** ******* ******* ***** 3 ******** *** ***** **** *** ***-$*,***. *****’* *** ***** out ***** **** * *** *** ******** * *******-******* ***** 3 ****** *** **** ***** $*,*** *** ****’* ** * non-profit ********.

****: *** ***** ** *** **** ** ******** *** ****** and ******** **********?

****’* ** ******* ***** *** ** ***** ***. **** **’* in *****, *’** ******** *** ** ** ** ****** ******. I’ve *********** * *-**** ***** *** **** ** *** ** infrasturcure. **** * ***** ******* **** **** ****, *** ****** of ******** ******* **** **** ******* ** **-**** *** ********* was **********.

****: *** **** **** ******* ** ******* (*.*. *** **** you ********/***** *** ******* *** ******** ****** *** ******** ********* system?) **** ** ** **** *** ** **** ** ** through * *********?

**’* ****** **** ** ********. ** ***’* ****** **** ** IT ****. *** ** **** **** **** ********** ****** ******** is *****. *** ** ***’* ****** **** * *** ** folks *** **** *** **** ** *** *******. *** ****** staff *** *** ******* *** “******** *** **** ** **. We ***’* ********** **. *** **.”

****: **** *** *** ******** ** ***** ** *** ** your *******? ****'* **** *********?

* ******** ***’* **** ***** ***. *** ***’* **** ** in ***** ***** *** ** * ***** ***** ******** ******. I’m ***** ** *** **’* ******** ** *** ** ****. My **** ** ** **** ** ***** ** *** ** new ******* ** *******. ** ** *** ********** ******, ** may ** ** **. *** ** **’* ** ** **** where **’** ****** ** ****** **** ** ****** *******, ** may ** ******. ** ** ** **** ** ** ** most *****. *’* ************ * *** ** *** ******* *** our *******. ***** **** ** *** ******.

****: **** **** ****** ** ****** ** *** ********* **** redundancy? *** **** ****** ** ********** **** *** ***** **** your ***/******/*******/***** ************?

**’* *** ** ********* ***** *** ** *’* **** ** to **. * ***’* **** *** ***-****** **** ** ***** now. *’* *** ****** ********* **** ***** **** **. ** plan ** ** **** *** **** ** **** ** **** at ***** * **** ** *********. **** ****** ** **********. Right *** * **** ***** ****** *** ****** ******. *** core ************** *** * **-**** ********. ***** ****** ***** * have ********* ********, ***** *** **** * *-**** ******* ******* power. **** ** *** ****** ** ****** ** *** ** hours ***** ****** **** ** ****** **** ** *** * generator ** *** *******.

****: **** *** ** *** ****-****** **********? ** **** **** cameras ** **** ** ** ***** ***** ****?

** **** ** ****** ******* ***** ** **** ** ***** events **** ** **** * ***** ****** ** ****** ** campus. *** ****** **** ** ****-********* ****** ***** *****. *********, there **** ** **** ****-********** ** ******, *** ********* ** will ** ******** *** ******** ** ******

****: **** *** *** *** ***** ********** ** ***?

**, *****’* ** **** *** **** ** **** ****. ** don’t *** *** ***** ** **.

****: **** **** ******* ** ******* *** *** ********?

******* **** **** ** *******. **** *** *** ****. ******, most ** ***** **** ** *****. ********* **** * ********* standpoint. ** *** ***** **********, *** ******* ****** *** ****** center, ***** *** ** * *** *******. *** ** *** things **’** ******** ** ** ** *********, *** **** ********* of ********. ** **’** **** ***** ******* **** ****** ********. We’ll **** **** ********* ** ***** ******* ****** ********.

****: **** ******* ************** *** ***** **** ********** * ****** that *** ******’* **** **, ***, * ****** ******, * school ** ** ****** ********?

*** ** *** *** ********** ** **** ******** **** ****** a ****** ** ******. ******** ** *** ***** ******* ** a ***** *** **** ********* ****** *** *******. **’* *** opposite ** **** ***** ** ******* **’* ********* ** *** other. ** ********** ** **** ** ** ****** *** ******** of ******. ** **’* ********* ** *** ** ***** ******* that *** ** ***’* ***** * ******** *********** *** ******. We **** ** ******** ** ** “**’* *** **** ** want, *** **’* **** ** **** ** ** ** ******* ourselves.” ******** **** ***** **** *** *** **** *******. ******** in *** **** *** ******* ** ***** ******** ** * lot ** ******. **’* ********* *** ****. **’* ******** **** and **** ****** *** ** ******* **** ******* *** * far **** ********* *** ** ******* ******** *** **********.

****: **** *** ** ***** ****** **** ****** ***********, ***, analytics, *** **?

*** ****, ****** **** ********* ** ** ** *******, * don’t **** ***** *** ** ***** ***. * ******* **** having * ****** **** ** ******* ** ******-******** **** ** useful *** **. * ***’* **** ********* ** ***** **** has * *****: “**** ***** *** ****** ****.” *** **** my **** **** “****, * ***’* **** ** *** *********.” It’s * ***** ***** ** ********. * ***’* ***** *** technology ** ***** ***** ***. * ******** ******’* **** ** AI **** ****** ****** **** ********.

****: *** ******* *** **** ******* **** * *******?

**’** **** ******* ** *** ******* **** ** **** **** generous *******. *’* *** **** ** *** ***** ***** *** and **** **** ******* * **********. ** **** ******* **** will ** *** ** *** ******** *** **** ****** *** come **** *** *** “**** * *** ** * **-****** system *** $*,***.” *** **’* **** ** ******* ** **** that **** ****** ***’* ***** ** **** **. * **** to **** **** **** ***** ***-**** ******* ***’* ******* *** level ** ****** **** ** ****.

****: **** *** **** *** ******* *** *********** ****** ********* around ******?

*** ***** ***** **’** ***** ** ******** *** ******* ******** zones ****** *** ****** *** **** ************ *** **** ****** do ** **** ** **** ** ***** *****. ** ***’* need * *** ** ****** *** ** *** **** ** the ******* ***, *** *******, *** ** **** ****** ** the ***** *****. *** **** ************ *** ***** ** **********. That’s ***** **** *** **** **** **** ** *****.

****: **** ********* ****** *** ******** ** ***** **? *** example, *** ****** ******** ************ ** **** ** ***** **** and **** ********** ************ ** *** ***** **** **** *** biggest ******?

*** ****** *** ***** *’* **** ** *** ** **** emphasis ** *************-***** ** *********. ************* ****** ** *** ****. You ****** ** **** ** *** * ****** ** ********* cameras ******* ****** ** ****** *** **** *** *****. **************** is ****** *** ** ** ****. *** ***** ***** **** is * *******—*** * ***’* **** **** **’** *** **** in ******* *** **** ****—** *** ******** ** *** ***** make/model. ***** *** ******* **** *** ************ *** ***** *** they **** * ******* ** **** *** **** ***** *** sold, **** ***’* **** *** ****. **** ** * ***** down *** **** * **** * *** *** *** * can’t *** **. *’* ***** ******* **** ***** *** **** networking *********. ** * ****** **** *** * **** * copy ** * ******, ***** * ***’* *** **. **’* been ******** ** ******** *** **** ***** ** ********* ** expand.

Comments (18)

****** ***** ***** **** *******, ***********!

** #*, ***** *** *** ******** ** ** ** *********. I *********. ** *** * ***** ***** ******* **** *** some ****** *** *** ******** ****** *******. * ******* *** issue *** **** *****.

**** ** *** ****** ** **** ** **** *** * have ** *** **** *** ****** ****, * ***’* **** bad ******* **** ** ***** ** ******* *** *** **** using ******* ****’* *** ** ***** ******* ****. ** **** as **’** ******** ** *********, **’** ***** ** ** ****.

**** ** ****: ****** ***% ** ******* *******/**** **** ***** can ******/****** ***** *** *.*** ******** (***, **** *******!).

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

************* **** * ***** ***** *******, ****** *** *******, ** a **** ****** *** ** ********** *** ***** ** **************** between *******.

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

"No *** *** ********* * ***** ***** ****** ********. I’m a very standards oriented guy. I’m not afraid to mix and match as long as I know the standards are in place to handle it."

**** * ******-** ********* ** *** ******* *** ***** (****) sentence ** **** *********.

*. *** ** *** ***** **** ****** * ***** ***** camera ******** ** **********? (* *** ***** ** ***** * few ******* *** **** ********** *********.)

*. ******* *** ******* ** *** ** ** ***** * member ** ****, *** ** *** ******************* ** ***** * '***** *****' ****** ********?

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"******* ***** ** ***** *********. ** ******* ** ****** ******* the ******* ********* ** *******, ** **** ** ** **** to ****** ****** *** ** *** ******* *** *** **** them ****** **** *** *******."

*** *** *** '********' **** **** ******* ******* **** ********?

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"***** *** *’* ******** * ** ***** * *** ******* that *** ****** **** ** ****** ***** *** ***.When ****’** *** ***** ******** ********** ****’** ** ********** ** * **** ** *** ******."

******** *** ***** **** *** **** ******** ** ***** ***** areas **** ** *** *** *** ****.

***** ********** *** *********** ********* **** *** *****, ** ** my ******* **** ******** *** ***** *** ********the ******* ****** now used to cover large areas (like church parking lots).

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

1: *** ***** ******? While researching cameras to match the needs of our security zones I've found that no single manufacturer has the best camera for every location. For example, one manufacturer might have the best dome camera for covering entrances where true WDR is critical but may not have the best wide FoV low-light options for our outside applications.

2: *********** ** ***** ***** *********? Coming from an IT background, I expect integrators to propose the best solution for our needs, regardless of brand. Put simply, I expect an integrator to integrate. I can buy a prepackaged OTS solution and make it work but it won't meet all our needs. I learned long ago that brand loyalty in IT purchases comes with a very high total cost of ownership.

RE: *** ** **** * ****** *******? The security experts we've worked with advise that most threats can be stopped outside with a simple non-confrontational engagement. The attacker at Sutherland Springs initially approached another church. Once he saw cameras were in place and greeters outside the building, he moved on to the next church. A determined attacker may not be dissuaded so easily. The outside engagement provides sufficient time to activate response plans to keep the threat outside.

RE: *** *****? The PTZs are not intended to replace fixed cameras, they will be used primarily to supplement the fixed FoV cameras which provide total coverage of the parking areas out to the campus boundaries. Programming the PTZs to tour when idle is better than having them continuously record a potentially meaningless view.

"* ******* **** *** **** ***** ******* ** ** *********comes **** * **** **** ***** **** ** *********."

******?

* ********** ***** *** *** ****** **** **** - *** the ******** *** *** ****** ** *****.

******* ****** ** ** *** ***** *** ** ***** - if ********/************ ********* **** ********.

*** ** * ******* ****** (**** ******) ***** *********** **** ********** ******** ** ***** ******* **** ***** ****** integrators ** ****** **** ********** - *** ********* - ** selling *** ********** ******** ****** - ***** ********** ***** ******* by ******* ****** ******* ***** ** ******.

*******, ** *** ** ************ ****** **** ****** * ******* integrator **** ********** *********** **** ******** ***** ** ************ ************** ******** ********* *** ***** ** ***** ************ ** *** **** *** - ** ********** ** * ****** ********* ** ******* ********** (cameras *** *******) ** ******** *************.

*** **** **** *** ******* ** *** ** **** *** is *** *** ***** ** ******* ***********, *** - ***** was *** * ****** **** ** **** *********** ** ******* quotes ********** ******** ************'* ******* **** *** *** *****.

**** **** ****, * ***'* ***** *** ******* ********** ***** be ******* ** ****** **** *********** ** ***** *************** ** you *** ******* **** ********* (** ** *** *** *** easily **) :)

* ***** **** * **** ** *** ****** ***** ** their ********** ****** - *** **** ***** **** *** *** for ************* *** ******** ****** ********** - ********** ** *** systems ********** *** *** ***** **** ******* ***** ** ****** than *** *** **** *********** ** *** ******** **** (******* they *** ******* ***** ******** ******* **** ****** ***** **** recommended)...

***, ** *** **** ***** ******* *** **** ******* **** 7 ********* *************, ** *** **** **** ******! ;)

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*** ****** ** ****** *****... *** *** *** ********, *** any **** ******* ********** ** ** ***** ** *** ********, not ***** ************ *******. (****** **** * ***** *** ********* 'GOOD')

** ** *** *********** ** ******** ************* ******* ** *** systems ********** *** **** * *** ****** ** ******** ** unrealistic.

** * ********* *****, ** **** ********* ** *****, * can *** ******* *** ******* ******* ********** ******* *** ** if *** **** ******* ************* ****** *** * ******** *********** reason ** ***** ********* ******** ******* *** ********* *****-********** ******** to **** ********* ******.

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

"**** ***, ***** ******** ******** *********. **** ***** ** ******* brand ****** ** *********, *** ****** *** **** "**"."

* ***** ***** ** ** **** ** ** ******* **** there *** *** "****" *********-**** ******* *********** *** *****. * know ***** ***, *** ***** *** **** **** *********** **** describe ********** ** ****.

**** *****, ***, ** **** **** ********** *********** (******; ~** cams) *** **** ********** (~*+ ***** **** ***** ****) ****** your *******:

"****: ***** **** *********** *** ***** *** **** *** ******* experience *** ******* ***** **** **** *** ** * **-****** system **** ***’* *********.

****, ***, *** ******* ** *** **********, ** **** ** reach *** ** ******** ** *** ****** **** ***** **** and ****’* *** ***** ****. * ******* *** ** *** of *** ******, ******** ********* *** ** *** *** ** was ******** ** **** *** ****, ** ****** ** *** said '* **** * ******** ****’* * ***** **** ** I ***’* ** **** ** **** **.' ** **’** *** small *** *** *** **** *** **’** *** *** *** the ***** ****.

*'* ********** ** **** *********** ******* **** ** **** **** to *** ***** **** *********...

**** ***, ***** ******** ******** *********. **** ***** ** ******* brand ****** ** *********, *** ****** *** **** "**".

**** ** ***** ** *** ‘**** * *** ** **** a ****!” ******** ;)

*** ******* ** *** ****** ****** **** *****? **** ***** to ** ** *** ****.

** *** ****'* ***** ** **** ******** *** *** ****** safety ******** *********, ***** ******.**********************.***

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*** ***** **** ** *** ******** *** ********* **** ** Milestone, ***** ** ****** ********* ** *** *** ******* ** build *** **** *** ********* *******.

* ** *** ** **** ********** ****, *** ***** ** willing ** ******* *** *********. * *** ** **** ** assist **** ******* *** * ********* **********.

"* *** **** ***** ** ***** ***** *** ***** **’** pulled ** **** ***** ****** ** **’** *****, ** ***’* really **** * ****."

"* **** ** ******* **** ***** * ******** **** **** integrate **** **** **** ** **** ***** *** **** **** us **** ** ****."

** *** ***'* ****/**** *** *****, *** ** *** **** any ***** * ********? ****** **** *** ***'* ** ***** qos ** ******* ******** ****** ** *** ********, *** **** firewall ****** ** **** ** ****** *** ** ****. ** it's * ****** *******, **** ** ******, *** ****** ** fine **** ***** * ******* ********.

*'** **** ****** ****** *********** **** ******** ***** **** *** cameras *** ******** ** ** ****** ** **** *******, *** we're ** ******* **** * ** ****** ******* (********* *** and **** *******).

** *** ***'* ****/**** *** *****, *** ** *** **** any ***** * ********?

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***** *** ***** * ********* *** **** ** * ****** network **** **** *** ******* ** ** **** *** ************ system.

***** ** *** ************ ****** ** ***** ****** *** ****** the **** ******** ******.

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** ********* ** ** ******** ********,

***** *** ***** * ********* *** **** ** * ****** network **** **** *** ******* ** ** **** *** ************ system.

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**** * ***'* ******* ***** *** ** ***** ** * cyber-security ******* ** *** *** *** ***** ****** ** *** outside ***** ******* **** ******* ****** ***/** ******? *** * don't ***** ** ** ** ****** ** **** **** ** don't ***** **. *'* **** ** ***** ******** ** **** issue ** *'* *****. :)

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