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CCTV operational requirements

Information about the CCTV operational requirements for shops and business.

There are four key stages when planning the installation of a CCTV system.

The first step is to identify and define the problem for example a security threat, a public safety issue or any number of other vulnerabilities.

Stage one

Level one operational requirement

This is where it is decided if a CCTV system is the most appropriate response to these concerns, or if there are alternative options.

Having developed a clear picture of the concerns that need to be addressed, attention can be turned to the specific issues relating to the CCTV system itself.

Stage two

Level two operational requirement

Development of a level two or helps the CCTV user/manager to:

  • further define the areas of concern
  • understand operational issues and responses
  • decide on the most suitable system requirements
  • identify any managerial implications

Stage three

A more detailed technical specification for the CCTV system is developed

One area that will be looked at in detail is the actual make/model of camera and software to use, the effects of compression on image quality, and guidance on how to estimate the storage capacity, usually around 31 days.

Stage four

The final stage is when the system is installed and commissioned

This is when the system has been installed and used for a probationary period where it is tested by the operators for its functionality and usability. At this point, it is important to check that it meets the operational requirements and that the performance is fit for purpose.

Operational manual

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