Security Monitoring Station Guide

Author: John Grocke, Published on Apr 03, 2012

Console furniture optimized for security command centers is typically required for surveillance systems installations of 50+ cameras. Those sites regularly have a trained security operator or staff to view live and recorded video and manage access control, intrusion and other systems.

As an introduction to surveillance systems furniture design for these larger, constantly attended systems, we’ll review some basic concepts of console furniture layout and review a few example layouts dedicated to video surveillance systems to compare pricing. In a future article, we will delve deeper into using console furniture manufacturer’s design software to develop custom applications with specifications and estimated pricing.

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