School Video Surveillance Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 26, 2015

This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems.

A global group of 80 integrators experienced in selling and implementing education surveillance systems answered these questions.

Questions Answered

(1) Camera Locations

Where are the most important locations to deploy cameras? How do they differ, if any, from primary schools to middle schools to high schools?

(2) Classroom Cameras

How often do you deploy cameras inside of classrooms? Why or why not?

(3) Cameras Used

What camera manufacturers do you use most often in K-12? What, if any camera manufacturers, do schools tend to favor?

(4) VMSes Used

What VMS / recorder do you use most often in K-12? What, if any VMS / recorders, do schools tend to favor?

(5) Cost Considerations

How important is low cost for the schools you deal with? Please share any examples of rough pricing for schools (e.g., 50 cameras, $50,000 total cost). 

(6) Buying Decision Maker

Who typically makes the purchasing decision in K-12? IT? Security? Facilities? Other?

(7) Integration

How often is the school surveillance system integrated with access, intrusion or fire? Why or why not do schools choose to do this?

(8) Remote Access

How often is remote access provided for school employees or for the police? How is this typically done?

(9) Biggest Problem

What is the biggest problem you have in your school surveillance projects?

Inside we examine each response in depth and provide the key findings their insights revealed about how the K-12 vertical buys and uses video surveillance. 

**** **-**** **-***** ***** ******** *** *** ****, *******, ******* and ******* ** *-** ****** ***** ************ *******.

* ****** ***** ** ** *********** *********** ** ******* *** implementing ********* ************ ******* ******** ***** *********.

Questions ********

(*) ****** *********

***** *** *** **** ********* ********* ** ****** *******? *** ** they ******, ** ***, **** ******* ******* ** ****** ******* to **** *******?

(*) ********* *******

*** ***** ** *** ****** ******* ****** ** **********? *** or *** ***?

(*) ******* ****

**** ****** ************* ** *** *** **** ***** ** *-**? What, ** *** ****** *************, ** ******* **** ** *****?

(*) ***** ****

**** *** / ******** ** *** *** **** ***** ** K-12? ****, ** *** *** / *********, ** ******* **** to *****?

(*) **** **************

*** ********* ** *** **** *** *** ******* *** **** with? Please ***** *** ******** ** ***** ******* *** ******* (*.*., 50 *******, $**,*** ***** ****). 

(*) ****** ******** *****

*** ********* ***** *** ********** ******** ** *-**? **? ********? Facilities? *****?

(*) ***********

*** ***** ** *** ****** ************ ****** ********** **** ******, intrusion ** ****? *** ** *** *** ** ******* ****** to ** ****?

(*) ****** ******

*** ***** ** ****** ****** ******** *** ****** ********* ** for *** ******? *** ** **** ********* ****?

(*) ******* *******

**** ** *** ******* ******* *** **** ** **** ****** surveillance ********?

****** ** ******* **** ******** ** ***** *** ******* *** *** findings ***** ******** ******** ***** *** *** *-** ******** **** and **** ***** ************. 

[***************]

Key ********

*** ****** ********* **** ******* ****** ***** *-** ************ ***, regardless ** ******, *******, ** ****** ****:

  1. *** **** ********* ********** ********* *** ******* *** ******* *****/*****. In *******, *** ******* ********* ** *** ******** ** * priority, **** ******** '****** *****' **** *********, **********, *** ******** next.
  2. ******* *** '****** ** *****' ********* ** **********.  ******* ******* and ******* ****** *** ***** ** *** **** ****** ********** to *** ********.
  3. ********** ******* ****** *** *** ****** **** ****** ******. **** with ***** *******, ******* ********* ***** ***** '**-****' ******, *** extended ******* *** ******* ** ****** ****** * ***********.
  4. **** ** ***** ** *** *********, *** ****** ** ************ fragmented. *** **** ****-***** ********* **** ***** ******* **** *** time, *** ******-**** ********* ***** **** ********** ******** *** ******** the ***** **** ** *********.
  5. **** ******* *** ****** **********, ***** ***** ** ****** * big ******. *******, **** ******* **** *** * ******* ** avoid ****, **** ** ** ***** ******* ***** **** ************ favor **********, ****-********* ****-*** ******. 
  6. ******* ********* ** ******* * ***** ********, **** ***** ******** by * ****** *****.  ***** *** ******* ** *** ********* teams ****, ** *********** *** ****** ****** ******** ** *** decision-making *******.
  7. ************ ****** *********** **** ***** ******* ******* '******' ** '*****'. The ******** ** ********* ********* *** **** *** ********** ** typically *** ***** *** *** *******.
  8. *********** ****** ****** ** ****** ******, *** ** ********* ******* to ****** *********. ****** ****** ** ****** ** ***** ******* agencies ******* *** ** ********.
  9. *** ******* ******* **** ******* **** **** ***** ************ ******* include: 'budget *******', '******* ******* *********** ************', *** '*** **** ************ in *********'.

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

Camera *********

********: ***** *** *** **** ********* ********* ** ****** *******? *** do **** ****** ** ***, **** ******* ******* ** ****** ******* ** high *******?

*******:  *** **** ********* ********** ********* *** ******* *** ******* *****/*****. In *******, *** ******* ********* ** *** ******** ** * priority, **** ******** '****** *****' **** *********, **********, *** ******** next.

** *******, *** **** ******** ***** ******* *** **** *******.  High ******* ********* **** ****** ****** ****** **** ********** *******. This ** *** ** **** ** ********** ***** **** ******* lots, ******** **********, *** '*********' ********* ******* ********* ******** *****.

************ '*******-**-******* ********' ** * ********** ****** *** ************ ** higher ******, ***** ****** ************** *** ************** ************** ** ******** is the ******* **** *** ***** ******.

*******

  • "*** ***/****-******** ********, ******* ********* *** ***-******** ** *** ********. They *** *** ***** ****** **** >**% ** ****** **** pass *******."
  • "*** **** ********* ****** *** *** ******* ******* *** ***** doors *** *** ******/***** ** *** ********. "
  • "** *** **** ******* ******* **** ******** ****** ** ********/***** while *** ****** *** **** ******* **** ***** ******** ** well."
  • "*** ********* *** *** **** ********* ** *** ******."

****** *****/***********

  • "** ****** *** **** ****** **** ******* *** *****/*****/*****. **** progresses ** *** **** ***** **** *********** *** **** **** start ******* *** ******* ***** *** ****** *******."
  • "**** ********* ****** ** ** ** ****** ***** *** ******** from **** ** *** ****."
  • " ** *** *-** ****** *** ***** ********* *** ******* *** any ********** ** **** ** *** ********* ***** ******** ** outside *** ******."
  • "**********, ** ** *** ********* ********."

********

  • "********. **** ********* ***** ** ******* ******** ** ****** ***** periods."
  • "*********, ******* ******* ** ******/***** ****** ** * *** ************ need."

******* ****

  • "**** ******* *** ****** ********* ***** ******* *** ********. "
  • "****** * *** **: **** ******* ***** ** ******* ****. This ** *** ***** ***** ** ***** *** * *** of ****."
  • "**** ******* - *** ******* **** ** *** ****"
  • "******* ******* ***** *** ***** **** ****** *** ******** *****."

Classroom *******

********: *** ***** ** *** ****** ******* ****** ** **********? Why ** *** ***?

*******: ********** ******* ****** ****** ******* ******* '******' ** '*****', with **** ****** ******* ******* ***** ****** *** ***** ******* as *** **** *******:

*******/***********/******

  • "** ***** ****** ******* ****** **********. *******!"
  • "****** *****. ** **** *********** ******* **."
  • "**** ******. **** ******* ****** **** *** ***** **.
  • "********* ** ** *** ****** ******* ** ********** ******* ** budget."
  • "**** ******. **** ** ** ******** ** ******* ** *** required."
  • "***** **** ***** **** *** ********* *********** ** **** *****. It ** **** ** * ******* *********** ***** **** * student ******* *****. ** * ****** *******, * ***** ******* the ****** ** *** *********, *** ****** *** *****-********** ******** prevent ****."
  • "******* ********* **** ********* ** *******, *** **** *** ******* to *** * ******* ******, *** ********** ********** *** *** on *** **** ** ****** *******."
  • "*** ******* ** *** **** *** ***** *** ******* ** the *******."

*******, ***** **** ** ****** ********** ********* ******* *** ** in ***** **** ***** ****-***** ****** **** ******** **** ** dual-purpose ****** *****.  ******** ** *** ******* ******** *******:

  • "*** **** ********** *** ******** **** *** *********. "
  • "*****, *** ****, ***********, ********** *** ***** ******* ***** *** used ** **** ****** *** ***** ** ****** ** ********** at *****."
  • "** *** *** ******** ***** * ******** ****** **** ****** the ******** ***, *** ** ******* **********."
  • "***** ****** **'* * ******** ********* ** ** **** ******** area (***)."

Camera *************

********: **** ****** ************* ** *** *** **** ***** ** K-12? ****, ** *** ****** *************, ** ******* **** ** favor?

*******: ******* ****** ****** *** ****** ******. ********* ** *** always ***** '****** *****' ************ ***** *********. ******* *** ********* sentiment *** ******:

  • "** ******* ****** ** **** ***** ** ***** *******, ***** becomes * **** ********* ******. *******, *** *** ***** ***** rule ** *****-********** ****." 

** *** ******, **** *** ********* **** ***** (***** **% of *** ******* ********* ****), *** ***** **** ********, *********, and ******* **** ****** ***:

**** 

  • "** **** ** ***** ****. *** ***** ****** *** ******** format ****** **** ****."
  • "**** ** *** ****** *** ** ***, **** ** **** we **** ** *******."
  • "** ********* *** **** *** ******* *********** *** ************* *** the ******."
  • "**** **************. ********* *** *-** *********** ** ******* *** *** longest ******** ******** ** ***** *******."
  • "**** ** *** ****** *** ** ***, **** ** **** we **** ** *******"
  • "** ********* *** **** *** ******* *********** *** ************* *** the ******"

********

  • "******** *** ********* *** ********."
  • "**** ***** ** *** *** ***** ** ********."
  • "**'** *** ** ******** *******, ** ****'* **** **'** **** since"
  • "********, *** [****] ********"

*********

  • "**** *** ****** ********** ** * ********* ****** ** **** have *** ******** *********.
  • "********* **** ***** ********."
  • "*********, **** *** *** **** ****** *** **."

*******

  • "******* ******* *** ** * ****** *** **** ** *** opportunity *** ** ** *** ***, ** **** **** ****** success **** *******."
  • "** **** ** *** **** *** ******* ** ** **** both ** ***** ********* ** ********* ** **** * *** does *** **** ** ****."
  • "**** *** ****** **** *** ****** ** ****** **** *******, but ** *** ******** ** ******* ** ******* *** ******* reasons."

******** ******

*******, **** ********* ********* **** ********* **** ******* ******* **** regularly ***. ***** ********** ******** ****** ********:

  • "*******, *********, *****. ** **** ** **** *********."
  • "*******, *****, ****, *** **** *** *** **** **** ***** seen."
  • "** ********* *** ********* *** **** **** ***** ************* **** as ********* ** *** ******** ** ******* ** *** *** it."
  • "**** *** *******: **% ****, **% *******"
  • "*****, ****, *** *******"
  • "*****, ******* *** *******."
  • "** **** ******** ****, ***** *** ****. *** ******* ** not **** ** **** *** ********* *****."
  • "*** **** *** *** ** **** ***. ** *** ** use *** **** ****** *** *** ***. ********* *** ******* capabilities ** *** ***********."

VMSes ****

********: **** *** / ******** ** *** *** **** ***** in *-**? ****, ** *** *** ** ********* ********* ** ******* tend ** *****? 

*******: *******, ********* ******** ********* ** **** ******* **** ****** brands. ********** ****** **** *********, *****, *******, ******** *** ***, but ** ********** ********** *** ***.  ************, '******-*******' ****** **** Video ******* **** ** ********** **** ***** *********.

  • "*** ******* ** **** **** **** ** **** *********. ********* has ******* ** ***** **** **** *** **** ****** *****."
  • "** ****** *** ******* *** *** ******* **** ** ***** Genetec. ********** ** **** ** ****** *******, *** **** ** having *** *** ******* **** *** ***** ** ******** ** what ***** **."
  • "*********.... ** **** **** * *** ** ******* *** ***** as ****."
  • "*****, *********, ********. * *** ** *** ******* *******."

*****-******* ************ **** **** * ******, ***** ***** ** ***** Exacq:

  • "*****. *** ****** ****** *** ***** *** ** **** * great ***."
  • "**** ** *** *********** **** **** *****. *** ******* ****** here ** **** ** *** ****** ************ *** *****/*** *****."
  • "***** *** **** ****, **'* ***** ************* *** ******."
  • "**** ******* **** ******* **** *** *** ** ***** ** Windows. ***** ** **** *** ****."

*******, ** ** ***** **** *** ********* ******** ** **********, and **** ********* **** **** ******* ***** *******:

  • "** **** * *** ** *********** ** *******."
  • "*** ******* *** ***** ****** *** **** ****** ******* ******."
  • "********* *****-*** ***"
  • "********* ********* *.*"
  • "******* ***, **** ****** ** ** ***."
  • "******* **** ** **** ***."
  • "**** **** *** *********. ******* ***** **** ** ** *** guidance."

Cost **************

********: *** ********* ** *** **** *** *** ******* *** deal ****? ****** ***** *** ******** ** ***** ******* *** schools (*.*., ** *******, $**,*** ***** ****).

*******: **** ******* *** ****** **********, ***** ***** ** ****** a *** ******. *******, **** ******* ********** ***** ** *** always '****'.  ********** ******** ** ****** ****** ***** ** *********** and *********** *****-**** ******* *** *********** *********.

  • "***** **** ** ********* * *******, ** ** *** ****** the ******* *******. * **** ****-*** ******** ***** ** ********** "quality" ***** ************ **** * ****** ** **** ** * viable ***** ********."
  • "*** **** ******** ** *** **** *** *** ** ***** stuff *** ***** **** ****** *** ***** *** **** ** doesn't **** ** *** ******* ******* ** ****. **** **** start ** ** **** ** ***** *** *******. **** *** concerned **** **** ******** ********* **** *** **** *******. *** have ** ** ******** ** *** ** ***** * *****-**** roll *** **** *** **** ********."
  • "** ** *** **** ** *****. ** **** **** *** bid **** *** ** **** ******* ****. ** *** **% of *** **** ** **** ****** **** ** ** ** fix *** ******* ***** **** *** *** **. ********: ***** district ** ** **** ****+ *******. ** **** **** *** by ****** ****. **** **** *** **** ** ****** **** to **** **** * *********** ******. "

*******, **** ****** **** ******* ******* ****** *** *****, *** everyone ******.  ** ****, **** ******* *** ***** ** *** only ****** **** *** ******:

  • "**** ********* *** *** *** ** *** **** ******** **+% of *** ****."
  • "******* **** ** ***** ** **** ** *** #* ******, with *** ********* ** * ***** ***** ****** ***** ** using ***** **** ***** ******* (** ******* **** ** ******* the ****)."
  • "*** **** ** ********."
  • "*'** **** ******* *** **** ***** ***** ********* ******* *** electricians **** *** ** **** ***."
  • "**** ******* **** ** ****** *** ****."
  • "***** **'* ***** ****** ***********, ***** ** ****** **% ***** "normal" ******. ***'* **** ** **** ***** ***** *** ****** ratio, ******* ******* *** ******* ***** *** ******* **** ** this ***** ** *****."

Decision ******

********: *** ********* ***** *** ********** ******** ** *-**? **? Security? **********? *****?

*******: ******* ********* ** ******* * ***** ********, **** ***** approval ** * ****** *****.  ***** *** ******* ** *** selection ***** ****, ** ****** ****** ** ***** ** ** a **** ** *** ********* *****.

********** *** ******

**** ********* ***** **** ****** ********* *** **** ** * gathered ***** ** ************, ********* ************ **** *********** ****** ** the ******:

  • "********** *** **********. ****** ******** ******** *** ********** *** ******** camera *********."
  • "** *** ** * ********** ********, ** ********, ******** ******** or ******** ******* ********* **** *** ********."
  • "** ********** ** **** *** ******** ** **** ** * team ********** ** ********** ******** *** **."
  • "********** *** ** *** *** ****** *****. ** ** *** is ******* **** ********* **** ***** ** ** *** *********/******* views."

***** ********* *** *****

****** ******* ****** **** **** ******* *** ****** ***** ** sign *** ** *** **** ********, *** *** ***** ******* effort *** ******** ***** ** ****** *** ******* ******* **********:

  • "**** *** ****** *** ** *** ****** *****."
  • "******* *** ***** ** ********* *** * *** ** ***** on **** ** *********. **** ****** **** ******* ******* **** are ****** *** ******** ******* *** *****."
  • "****/ ****** ***** ******"
  • "****** ******** *** ***** ********** ****** ***** *******, ****** ********** and ******** ****** ***** ** ****** **** **** ** ** placed.
  • "********* ** ** ************** **** ** **************."

*** ** ********** ** ****** *****

** *** ****, *** ***** ** *****: *** *********** ********** department ** ****** ****** * ***** ** *** ****** *******:

  • "** *** *** *****."
  • "********* *** **** ***** **** ** ******* **** **** ** or ***."
  • "******** *** ** *** ******* ******** ** *** ********."
  • "**********, *** ** ********** ******* ******** *** **** **** *** final ********."

*******, ******* ********* *** ******** **** **** ************ ********* **** down ** *** ******** ** * ****** ******, ********* ** officer ** ****** *******:

  • "*** ********** ***** *** *********."
  • "*** ********** ******** ** *** ********."
  • "**********, ******** **** *** ***** ****."
  • "********* ****** *************** **** *** ***** ****."

***********

********: *** ***** ** *** ****** ************ ****** ********** **** access, ********* ** ****? *** ** *** *** ** ******* choose ** ** ****?

*******: ************ *********** **** ***** ******* ******* '******' ** '*****'. Compatibility *** **** *** *** ******* ********.

  • "******. ******* **** ****** ********** ****** ******* *** **** ***** systems *** *** **, ****'** ******* ******** *** ** ********* sections."
  • "** **** ***** **** ****. * ***** *** **** *** main ****** ** *** **** **** ****** *** ********* *** be **** ****** (** *** *****) ***** ** * ****** environment. **** **** ******* *** ** ***** **** **** ** integration ***** *** ** ****** *********."
  • "** **** *** ** ******** *** ***** *********** **** ***** systems. **** ** *** ******* **** * *** ***** ** different ******* ** ********* ********* ** ** ***** *** ** easy ******* * ***** ******* ** *** ***** *******."
  • "******. *******, ********* **** ****** **** ********* ****** *** ** most *****, ****** ********* **** *** ****** ****. **** ** simpler *** **** ** ****** ** ** ** ***** *****. Sometimes ** ** ********* **** ****** ******* *** ** ** very ****."

**** *********** **** ******, ** **** ***** ******** ****** ******* or ********* ***** *******:

  • "**** ***** **** ****** *******, *** *** ***** ****** ** my *******."
  • "* ***** *** ******* **% ** *** **** *** ************ system ** ********** **** *** ****** ****** ***/** ********* *******."
  • "** *** **** ****** ******. **** ******* **** ** ** able ** **** **** ***** *** ******* **** *** ****** work ******* **** ** ****** ****** ****** ** ***** *********."
  • "**** ***** ** **** **** *** *********, *** *** ****** more ****** ****** ******* ***********. ** ******* *** ******* ******* to *********** ** ****** ******* ** *** **** ** ********* responsibility *** ************* *** ******."

Remote ******

********: *** ***** ** ****** ****** ******** *** ****** ********* or *** *** ******? *** ** **** ********* ****?

*******: *********** ****** ****** ** ****** ******, *** ** ********* limited ** ****** *********. ****** ****** ** ****** ** ***** outside ******** ** *** *******. *** ****** ** ********* *** method ****.

******* *** ***** 

  • "****** (*** ****) ****** ** ********** ** * ****** ***. Mainly ************** *** ******** **************."
  • "****** ****** *** ****** ** *** ********* *****, *** ** is *** *****."
  • "***** ** ***% ** *** **** ****** ****** ** *********.

****** *** ******

  • "*********, ***** *** *** ******! ** ****'* ** ******* ** which ********* *** ******, *** **** ** *** **** *** PD ** *** *** *******."
  • "***** *** ** ***** ********* ** ***** *** ****** ****** access."
  • "****** *** *** ********* ** * ******* ****"
  • "*'** **** ***** ** (*) ********* ****** ****** ****** ** the ****** *** **** **** ****** * "********** ** *************" that ******** ********** ** ***** *** ****** *** **** *****."
  • "**** ******* ******* *** ****** ** **** ****** ******, *** this **** ******* ***** **% ** *** **** *** ** the **** ** ***** *** ****** ** *** ** ******, the ******* *******/******** ********, *** *** ***** ** ****** (****** IP ** ***)."

**** *** ******

** *** ******* ****** ****** ******* *********, **** ****** **** are **** ** **** ***** ***** **** ******* ********:

  • "********* ***** ** ****** ****** *** ****** ************** *** ***."
  • "****** ****** *** ********* ** ******* ***** *** *** ** through * ****** ******."
  • "****** ****** *** ***** ** ****** *** ** *** ******* using * ***** ******, **** ***** * *******."
  • "******* ***** **** ** ****** *** ***** ***** ********** ** typically **** *** * *** ***********."

Biggest *******

********: **** ** *** ******* ******* *** **** ** **** school ************ ********?

*******: ******* *******, *** '****** *******', '******* ******* ************', *** 'too **** ************ ** *********' **** *** ***** **** ******.

******

***** ****** *******.  ******* *** ***** ******* *** * ******, or *********** * ****** **** **** *** ****** ** *** biggest *******:

  • "**** ** *** ******* *****. ***** ****** ***** *** ***** many **** ******* *** ****** ** ****** ** *****."
  • "******* ** **** * ***** ****** ******* *** ****** ** cameras "******" *** *** ****** ** ****** "******."
  • "*-** ************ ********* **** * ******** **** *** ******* ** purchase * *********."

*** **** ************

****** ************ ** * *** ********, *** ** *** **** potential *****. *******, *** **** ** ***** ***** ***** * seat ** *** ********** *****, *** **** ********* ** ** to ****** ********:

  • "*** ****** ** ********* *** ** **** ****** ******* ** be ******** *** *** ****** ***** *****- ***** ** ***** pointless. ***** ******** ***** **** **** **** ***** ************ **** we **. **** *** ****** ****** * ********* *** * help."
  • "*** **** ********* *** ******* *****. **** ** ** **** us, ***** *** ****** ** ** ****. *******, ** ******* turns **** *** ******** * ** ** **** *********, **************, academics, ******* ******** (*********, **** *****, *******)*** **** ****."
  • "****** **** *** ******** ****** *** ********* **** ****** ********** and *****."

*********** ************

*******, *** ********, *********, *** ******* **** ** *** ************ system ***** ** *************. **** ***** ******** *************** *** * tough **** ** ******, *** ******* ******** *** ********* ** key:

  • "************* ********** ***********, *** ****** ********* *** ****** *** **** results."
  • "*** ******* ***'* *** * ***** ****** ** ****** *** have ******** *******."
  • "********* **** ******* * ***** ** ******* *** ****** *** do *** ****** *** ***** ** ****** ***** ** **** the ****** ** *** *******. **** * *** ***** ***** they *** ***** **** * ****** ** ******* *** ****'* catch ***** ** * *****/*****."

Comments (16)

**** ***** *** ********* ***** ***** *********?

** ******** ***** ********* ********* **** **** ** **** ******. What ********* ** *** ****?

**** ********** *** ****** *** **** ** ******* ** *** classroom, ****** "*******!", ** ******** **** *** **** ********* ***** be ****** ******* ********* ** ***** ** *** **** ** the ******.

*** ***** **** ******* ***** **** **** **** *****-** *********** so ********** ***** **** ** ********** ******* **** ** ***** violating ******'* ******.

** *** ***** ****, ** ****** ********* **** ** ********, e.g. ***** ******* ***, **** *** ***** ******** ******* *****. Audio, ** ** **** ** ***** *******, ***** ** ** great ***** **** ************* ** ******** **** ****** ******, *** instance.

****, **** ***** ***** ** ******* ** *********** ********* ****** an ****** ******* ********.

** ******** ***** *** ******** ********* ******* ***** ******** ************ with ***** ** ****, *** *** ******** *** **********$*,*** *** ********* ****** ****** ******. **** **** *********** **** **** ******** ** ******* **** systems, ***** ********* **** ***** *********...** *** *********???.

**, * ***** * ******** ***** ** ********* **** "** you ****** *****?"

** '**'** ********* ***** ** ***********/******** *** ** ************ (******** all ***** ****** *** *******), ** ** *********** ** **** at ******** * ***** ***** ********** *** *** **** ******** (again, ******** *** ****** *** * *** *****).

** ********* ***** ** ***********/******** *** ** ************ (******** *** legal ****** *** *******), ** *** ** *********** ** **** at ******** * ***** ***** ********** *** *** **** ******** (again, ******** *** ****** *** * *** *****).

** ********** ***** ** **** **** ******* **** *****-** *********** have ********** **** ***** ***********; ** ** ***** ****** **** an ******** **********.

********* **** ** *** ** ****** *********** (****** ** *** far **** **** *** ******* ** **** ** ***** *******), or **** ********...** ****.

***** * ******* ******** ********** *** *** *********** *** ******** audio ***********. **** ***** *** **** ******* **** **** **** of ***** ************.

****** ****!

** *** ***** ***** *********** *** *****-**, **** *** **** your ********** ** ** **** **** ****** **** **** * camera ** ***** ** * ******* ***? **** **** **** record ***** ** *******, ***** **** **** ******?

** ** **** ************ ******* ******** ****** ********* *****? ** the ****** ****, ** ***** **** ***** ***** ** ************* captured, **** ** ***** ****.

********, **** ** *** **** ***** *** ***** ** ************* disabled ** *** *******, ** **** ****** ** ******* ** much **** **** * ******** ** *** ****** ****** ****, which ***** ** ********** ******* ** *** **** **** *** line?

** ***** ******** ** ********** ****** ** ** ****** **** a ***** ********* ** *********** ******** *** *** ****** ** his *******?

** '*',

*** ***** ** ** ********* ***** ********* '******** *******' (** even ********* *******) ** ****** *****. ***** *** * ************ in ** **** **** ***** ** **** ********* ******* *** government *********** **********. **** ******** ******** **** *** ******** ********** wires ****** ** *** ****** ** ********** ************, *** ** omitted ********** **** *** ****** ***** ** ***** ******* **** you *******.

*** **** ***, ****** ***** *** ******** (********-****) ** *** camera *** *** ***, ** *** ****** * ****** ** turning **** **** '**', *** ******* **** ** ** * huge ***** *****.

** **** ***** *****, * ***'* **** ****** ********** **** the ***** **** ** ******* ***'* ** **** **** **** do ** *******, *** *** **** * **** **** *** can ****** ********* **** ***** ******** ** *******.

**** ** *********** **********, * ***** ** ** **** ********* to ******** ***** ***** ** ******** ** **** ***** ******* state **** ********** *** ************. ***** **** *** **** *** on ** ********* **** *** *** **** (** *******) ****** as * *** ********. **** *** *** ***** *** *******, but ***** ** **** ********** *** *** ****** **** ************ ever ***** (*.*. '******* ***** '*' ****** *** **** ***** was ** **** ******** ** **** ** *** ************ *********).

**, ****** *** ****.

*** ** *** ***** ** **** ****** **** *****, **** from * *********** **** *** **** ******* **************.

**'** **** ***** ** **** ** ******* *** **** *** a ******** *******, *** **** ** * ******** ****. ***** of *** *****/***** ********* ** * ******* ***** **** ** a ***** ***. *****'* **** ********* ******** ** ***** ** a **** *** *********** ** ********* ******** ****** ******* ******** or **** * ******* ****** **** * ******* ** ***** inappropriate ** *******.

**** ******* ** ********** ********* **** ***** *** ***** ** document ****** ************ *** *************, *'* *** ***** ** *********** getting **** ***** *******. ** ***** *** ********** ***** *'* very **** **** ** *** ****. **** **** ****** ** that *** ********* ***** ** *** *** **** *** ***** equipment ** ** ************* ***, **** ** ** ******* ***** a ****** **** * ********.

** *****, *** *****-******* *******, *** *** *********** ******* ******** ******** ***********? *'* ***** **** ***** *** *** * **** *** client *** ***** *** ** ********* **** ***** *** ** mention ** ******* *** *** ** * *** ***** ***********.

*** ***** *** ******** *****, *** ***** *** ********** ** whether *** ****** *** ***** ** ***** *** ** ******* it *** ******* *** ***** *** ** ***** *** ********? Thank *** *** ******* ********** *******.

***** ****:

* **** **** *** ******, *** ***** **** ** ******** of '***********' ************.

** **** *****, *** ********* ****** ** ***** ***** *****, but *** ****** *** **** ** *** ** * ***. I ** *** **** ** * '******* ***' ******** ** needed ***** *** **** ** ***** ******** ** *** ****** rack.

***** ***** *** ** ***** *************** ******* ***** **** **. VMS ** **** (**********-***-***-*****) *******.

*******, ***** **** **** ******** **** ************ ********* **********, ***/****, or **** *** ***** ********* *** * ******* ** ***** platforms.

** *******, * ***** ***** ******* *** **** ******** **** in ******* ***********, ***** *******-***** ******* *** *** ***** ****** for ******/***** ***********.

** *****,

***** *** *** ******* **** ******* *** ********* ** ****** these *******. * **** ** *********** **** **** ** * Mac **********, ***** ********** ** *** ********* ***** **** *** most ****** ***** *** *** ******. * *** *******, ******** wrongly, **** ***** **** **** ****** ** ********* **** ***** run ****** **** * ****** **** ***** **** ** ********* and ********. ******* ***** *** *** ******** ** ***** *** and ***** **** ** *** *****-******* *******, ** ***** ****** this ** *** *** ****. ** ***** ** ****** **** want *** ***** ******** *** ******* ** **** ** ***** is * ****** *** ******. ****'* ****** ** ****. ***** you!

* ***** *** ** *** ******* *** ***'* *** *** servers ******* ** *** ** ** **** **** ********* *** on ******* ** *** ****** *****, ********** ** ***** ** all *** ******* ***********. ***** ************ *** ****** ***** ***, then ************ *** *** **** *** *** ****** ******, *** now *** ****** ** ** ***-** ******* ** ******** *** choose ** *** ** **, ** * ***** *** *** IT ***** *** **** **** ** ***** ****** ******** **** on ** **** ***** ****** ***** ****.

***** *** *****. * *** ***** * *** ** *** Xserve ** ****** **** ** * ***** *** ******** ** be **********, ****** **** *** **** ******** **** ******* ******** with ***** ****** ** *****. ****** **** ****, *** *** Mac **** *** **** *** ******** **** ** **** ****'* rack-mountable.

** ****** ** **** **** *** *********** *** ***** ** lead ** ******* ******* *********** ***** ** *** ** ********* directly ******.

********, *********** **** *** ****** **** *** ***** ** *********, so ****** * ****** ** ****** ** ******** ******** ****, it ** *** ***** ** ******.

**** ****, * ***** *** ** ********* ** **** ******* that *** ************ *** *** ***********.

***** *** ****, **** ***** ******* *****.

********* **** ** *****.... ***-*** ********..... ********* ******* ** * project **** *** **** *********** ****** *****, ***** ********, ******** high ***** **** ***** ******** ******. *** "****" ******* ******** a ***** **** **** ******** *** ******** ** ******** ** the **** ** *** ******. *** **** ******* ***** *******. The ******** ** *** ****** ** **. **** ****** ** the **** **********. ******** **** **** ***-*** ******** *** *** time. (** *********.... **** **** *** *** ****.) ******* *** suggestions ** *** ** ********** **** ** *** ** *****. They ****** **** **** ** ** *********, ** "********" ******* on *** ********. **** ** **-***********, *** **** ******* ** outbound. *******/********** **** ** ******* ** *** **** ** *** camera, *** ** *** ******. **** **** ** ***** *** existing ******** ** ********.

*** *****, *** ******** * **** ********** **** ***'* ***** what ***'** ******* ***, *** * **** ***** ** **** in **** *** **** ** ******.

*** ***** ** *** ******* *** ** ******* ******* ** the ********* ** * ******, ***** ***** *** ******** **** entered *** ******** *** ***** ****** ****** *** *** *** visitors **** ** '******' ** ** **** ****** **** *** facility.

*******, *** ************ ****** *** **** *** **** **** *** main ******** *** ***** *** ** *** *** **** ** see ** ******* *** ******* ** *** *********. ** * camera *** ********* ** **** **** *** ***** ** ** intercom **** * **** ******. **** * ****** ********** *** school *** ****** ** **** ****** **** ****** *** '****' button, ***** **** * **** ***** **** ** *** ************* (via. ** ********* *** ** ******). *** ************* ***** **** see *** *** ** *** **** *** **** * ************ with **** *** *** ***-** ******. ** **** **** '********' to ***** *** ******, *** ************* ***** ***** * '**** open' ****** ** *** ***** ***-** *** ** ***** ******* the **** ** *** ********.

**** ******* **** ** **** *** ***** ****** ********** *** day ***** ******** ****** *** *** ******* ** ***** *** be **** *** ***** *** * ******** *** ** **** whether ** *** **** ** ** ***.

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

Axis Camera Vulnerabilities From Google Researcher Analyzed on Mar 23, 2017
A Google security researcher has reported 6 vulnerabilities for Axis cameras, affecting multiple models and firmware versions. In this report, we...
OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq on Mar 23, 2017
First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
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...
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...
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...
Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support on Mar 16, 2017
Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by...
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...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Everbridge Mass Notification Service Examined on Mar 24, 2017
Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other...
Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home' on Mar 24, 2017
Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic...
Axis Camera Vulnerabilities From Google Researcher Analyzed on Mar 23, 2017
A Google security researcher has reported 6 vulnerabilities for Axis cameras, affecting multiple models and firmware versions. In this report, we...
OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq on Mar 23, 2017
First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
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...

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