Public View Monitors

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 14, 2012

Showing that video surveillance is in use can be a powerful crime deterrent as criminals seek out environments where their illegal activity cannot be observed. A common method of doing this is with Public View Monitors. These monitors show the public what security cameras see. In this note, we examine these devices, where they are commonly deployed, and how effective their use is considered.

Monitor types

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

  • ******** ******** * **** **** * ***/***/***. ***** ******** *** commonly ********** ***-***-***** *** ******** **** *** **** **** ******* or **** ****** *** ********* ** **** *** ******* *** component *********** ** **** ********.
  • ******** **** ******* ** ********** ******, ********** *** ***** ***** of **** *********** ** ***** ** *** *******. ***** **** of ******** ***** ******* ** ****** **** *** ** ********* to * *** ** *** *** *********. *** ***** ** these ******** *** ********* ***** ** ******* **** *** ********** camera. 

*****

******* ** * ******* **** ** ********** ****** ** ****. The ***** ********* ** * ***** ****** **** *** ********* camera. ***** ***** *** **** ** ******** ********* ** * DVR ** *** ******* ** ** ***. ***** **** ***** units *** **** ******** **** **** *** ***** ****** ******.

*** ***** ***** **** ** ********** *** '**** ***' ***/*** via * ***** ***** ****** **** ** *** ****** **** monitor. *** ***** ********** ******* *** *** ****** ******** ***** displays *** **** *** *****. *** *******, ** ** (******) 12 ** ** *** *** ****** ** ********* ** *** head ***, **** ********* **** ** **** ** ****** *** display *** *** *********** ******. ************, *** ** **** (*******) inputs *** ********* ** **** ***** ********, *** ******** ******** may ** ******** ** **** ****** ***********. **** ****** ** ***** to **** ******* **** **** ****** ** *******. *** ** HDMI ********** ****** *** ** ********* ** ** **** (*** longer) *******, *** ***** **** ** ****** *** *** ***** terminated. ******* ***** ******* ********** ****** ***** ** ********* ** the *****. ***** ******* *** ******* ***** ****** ******* *** converters ** ********* ********* ******** *******. ** ******* **** ******* in *** ****** ****** "********* ************ ******* ****** / ***** ****".

** *** ******** **** *** ******* ******* ** ***** ******** or ** *** ******** ******** ** *** ***** ** ******* monitors *** ** *******, **** * ********* *********** *** ** required. **** ********* ** ********** ****** **** ********** ** ********* hosted ** ****** ******** *** ******** ** ******* ***** ***** outputs. ** **** ****, ********** * ***-*** *********** ** *** network *** ******* *** ******* **** **** ******** *** ** necessary. **** ** * ****** ******** **** ****** ********** *** systems **** * ****** ***** *********.

How *** **** ****?

'*******' ****** **** ******** *** **** ** * ******* **** like * ***** ** ***** **** ** **** ******* ******** to *** ******** **** ***** ************ ** ** *** ******** wide. ***** ******** *** **** **** *********** ******* ** **** 'trouble *****' ** * ******, ** * ******* ******* ** a ****** ***** ****. ***** ******** *** ********** ** '********' through *********** ***** ** '*** **' ***** ***** **** **** of ******* *** ********, **** * ****** ********* ***** ** door ******* *****.

'*******' ******** **** *** ******** ****. **** ********* ** **** as * ****** ** ***** *********** ** ********* ** *** local ****. *** ******** ****** **** ** ********* ** *** people ****** *** ****. **** **** ** ******* ** ******* in ****** ** **** ** ******* ******* *** ****, ** customers, *** ***** *******. ****** ********** ** **** ***** *****, like *** ***** ***** *******, ****** ********* **** ********* ****** these ******** ** '**** *****' *****. ***** ***** ***** ** pharmacy ***********, ********** ********, ****** *******, ** *** ***** ***** space ***** *********, **** ** ******** ***** *** *******. *** justification *** **** ********** ** **** ** ******** **** *********** stands * **** ******* ****** ** ***** **** *** ****** View ******** *** ** ******* *********** **** ****** *****.

Are **** *********?

****** **** ******** ***** ** ** * ****** ********* ********* to *****. *** *** ** ****** **** ******** ******* ** a***** ********. ********* ***** ****** ***** ***** ** *** *** ** ***********, ********, signage, **********, *******, *** ************ ** ********* ******** *********. ** *** ******** ******** ****, *********** ************** ***** ****** **** ******** ** '******'. *** common ******** ** **** **** ** ****** **** ********* ******** effectiveness. **** ** *** *****'* ******* ********* **** ******* ****** View ******** ** **** ** ***** ************ ***********.

Restricted ***

** **** *****, ********** *** ****** *** *** ** ****** View ********. ** *** **, *** ** ****** **** ********** ** ********** *** *** ** **** "******* ** **** ****** ** ******** ****** ******* ** ********** to *** ******** ****** *** ******* ******** * ***** ***** is **** ** ***** ***** **** *** ******* ********." 

** *** **, *** '******* ****' ****** ** *** ***** *** *** ******** ******** ** ****** **** monitors ********* ** **** *********** *** ** **** ** ************ cameras. *** ******** ***** '********** *********** ** *******' *** **** prohibit ********** ** ***** ******** **** ******** ***** ** *********.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...
Alarm Panic Switches Tutorial on Mar 16, 2017
Panic switches allow silently triggering an alarm system when it is otherwise disarmed. In this tutorial we explain and contrast the 7 most common...
Access Control Course Spring 2017 on Mar 16, 2017
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the...
Environmental Sensors For Burglar Alarm Tutorials on Mar 15, 2017
Intrusion detection systems can be used to alert users to environmental issues. By connecting sensors that monitor the heat, humidity, and...
Hikvision People Counting Tested on Mar 09, 2017
People counting has historically been a difficult task, requiring specialized cameras, expensive software, and careful camera placement. But in the...
Alarm Contacts Tutorial on Mar 07, 2017
Contacts are the devices that tell an alarm panel when an entryway is open or closed. The act of opening or closing an entryway, such as a door or...
Alarm Motion Detector Tutorial on Mar 06, 2017
Sensors designed to detect movement are a good way to protect large, open areas. In this tutorial, we examine motion detectors,...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Alarm Panels - Canned vs Integrated on Feb 07, 2017
Alarm control panels generally come in one of two types: Integrated alarm controllers, with controls and the keypad in the same...
Wires for Burglar Alarms on Jan 26, 2017
Most commercial and many higher end residential alarm systems rely on wired sensors. These require installers to run wires between the sensor and a...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Broken Browser Support for Video Surveillance on Mar 22, 2017
Modern web browsers have left the security industry behind. Current Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support NPAPI plugins,...
ADI Favorability Results on Mar 22, 2017
150 North American integrators provided feedback on 6 distributors, and why they do (or do not do) business with ADI. ADI is clearly a big name in...
1 Million Dahua Devices Exposed To Backdoor on Mar 22, 2017
Statistics show that 1 million Dahua devices are publicly exposed and vulnerable to the Dahua backdoor. Despite this, Dahua has downplayed the...
Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer on Mar 21, 2017
Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis...
Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...
Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform on Mar 21, 2017
More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone...
VMS Update Automation Compared on Mar 20, 2017
Updating VMS software can be a tedious and time consuming processing, which historically has required users to access each machine, download update...
Anvil Traveler Threat Management Offering on Mar 20, 2017
A common component of enterprise security systems is traveler threat management, complementing the various physical security systems in place. One...
Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines on Mar 17, 2017
Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact