Nuclear Facility Surveillance Problems Revealed

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Oct 14, 2013

Nuclear facilities clearly demand maximum security but how do they implement it and what challenges do they face? In this exclusive interview with a nuclear facility security official, IPVM reveals the key problems and fundamental approaches the facility takes in managing security and video surveillance, including the use of video analytics, the problem with wildlife and manned response

Primary Role of Surveillance at a Nuclear Facility

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