Office Surveillance Guide

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 11, 2013

Ask five integrators how an office should be covered with surveillance, and you'll get five different answers. Though it is one of the most common applications in the industry, surveillance of office buildings still suffers from a lack of planning and design based on realistic threats, with arbitrary camera placement which may ignore vital areas.

In this guide, we will look at design considerations for office buildings., covering common threats, camera locations, procurement, network considerations, viewing video, and product selection.

Common *******

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Common ****** *********

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Network **************

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Viewing ** *****

*** ***** ** ****** most ***** ******* **** the **** ** *** facility. ** ***** *******, video ** ****** ******, instead **** *** ******** purposes. ************* ** ******** may **** *** * dedicated ******* *** ******** monitoring. ** ***-**-***** **********, viewing *** ** **** deliberate. **** ****** ********** have ***** **** *****, or ****-**** ***** *****, who **** ***** ** a ******* *****. ** the ******** ** **** one ******** ** * multi-site *******, ***** *** also ** ****** ********, in * ******* ******** command ******.

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***********

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Product *********

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  • ********* ******:****** ***** *** **** variations ** *** **** video ** ******, ***** generally **** *** **-** days ** *******, **** up ** ** *** being ********. ****** ******* are ****.
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  • *****-********* ***:*****-********* ******* (*** *** above) **** **** **** use *** **** ***** areas, ********** ******* ****. They ****** ** ********* considered, *******. ***-***** *********** is ** ***** **** 3MP *** ***** *****-********* cameras, ** ******** ***** areas, ***** *** ********* dimly ***, ****** ***********, and ******** ****** ********* over *.*** (****) ** 2MP (*****) *******.
  • **** ******:********* *** ********* **** in ******** *****, ****** for **********, *** **** to ****** ************** ** vandalism. *** ******** *****, box, ******, *** ******** styles *** ****. *** cameras ***** *** * wider ********* ** ******, which *** ** ********* in **** *********.
  • ***** **. ***:*** ******* ****** **** be **** ** ********** where ***** ** ********* cameras *********. ** ***** cases, **** *** ************* ******** ** ******* lots, ** ********* *** zoom ** ** ***** with ********. ***** **** these *****, **** *** not ***********, ** **** are ********* *-** *** price ** * ***** camera, *** **** *** on ****, ********* ** "always ******* *** ***** way".

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