School Surveillance Maintenance Problems Revealed

By Ben Wood, Published Nov 04, 2013, 12:00am EST (Info+)

What are the biggest problems when it comes to school districts and their surveillance systems? School districts are often reluctant to release security system maintenance records so unless you are the one doing maintenance, it is hard to find out. However, maintenance logs recently released by two Colorado school districts provide a glimpse into the every day problems of school surveillance systems.

Background

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Comments (4)

Ari, Thanks for asking. :-) First "Cal, I think you're focusing on the trees so hard you didn't notice the forest." As we are coming from different disciplines I might say the same thing. But I won't. Oh I just did. :-) > How? This is a Bosch DVR and analog camera we're talking about here, I doubt there's an available SDK. I guess I was 'seeing' IP cameras. Which I can access via any networked PC. Are/is this a closed system? If so where is there a diagram to look at? Solutions may still be possible. An 'outside' eye might see things others overlook.

Oh, yeah, if these were IP cameras, there's be more options.

Ari, Do you know the Bosch system name? So I can see the options you see? Thanks, ...Cal

Cal, dont know how you got here but everybody else over here. ;)

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