Why have a CCTV Improvement Week?
Whilst the 'TRUSTED' Project is about taking practical steps to improve the operational effectiveness of CCTV systems used for safety and security purposes, there is currently no established mechanism to help encourage operators to evaluate and where necessary improve, their existing use of video surveillance.
National CCTV Improvement Week will hopefully focus attention on the vital need to continually assess and improve the effectiveness of existing security camera systems, and provide users with a range of information necessary to help identify key operational issues that can be readily improved.
"National CCTV Improvement Week 2012" -
A basic '10 Point Plan' for evaluating existing CCTV System operations
One of the most important and indeed often neglected aspects of CCTV operation, is the requirement for ongoing routine assessment and improvement, to help ensure that the systems are delivering effectively on all their various defined operational objectives.
As part of the "National CCTV Improvement Week 2012", CCTV Operators will be encouraged to use a range of downloadable materials, to evaluate their existing systems using the following basic 10 Point Plan ....
1) Review the previous 12 months operation - specifically, carry out a Crime & Incident Audit and then compare it against any practical results achieved using the CCTV.
2) Check individual CCTV camera locations and review the specific areas covered, particularly in relation to the size of 'targets' being displayed on screen.
3) Evaluate the overall picture quality relative to it's intended purposes; particularly if needed to fulfil a "Forensic Surveillance" role.
4) Review the quality, suitability and effectiveness of all the system's existing monitoring, display and transmission equipment.
5) Test the video record quality of each camera in use, and determine it's effectiveness and suitability for possible evidential use.
6) Check and review all practical and technical procedures required to provide video recordings for evidential use.
7) Evaluate current CCTV system monitoring procedures and ongoing maintenance practices.
8) Review all aspects of Data Protection compliance and potential privacy concerns where applicable.
9) Evaluate the overall CCTV performance and operations, in relation to the requirements of any existing operators "Code of Practice"
10) Produce an appropriate action plan for initiating improvements and adjustments, where considered necessary.
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If you'd like to be kept informed of progress both with the NCIW 2012 event itself, and also the various CCTV evaluation documents as they become available, please send an email request for "News Updates" to the following address .... nciw[at]trustedcctv.org
The TRUSTED© CCTV Improvement Project announced the launch of the world's first Operational Standards for CCTV, on 5th April 2015
If you have any comments or suggestions about this important event, or would like to become a Supporter or Sponsor,
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What is the TRUSTED Project?
Originally launched back in 2007, the concept of significantly improving the performance and usefullness of video surveillance systems, is based squarely on the idea of achieving "Target Recognition Using Surveillance Technology for Evidence and Detection", or "TRUSTED" for short.
The latest stages of the project are intended to address a number of everyday operational issues, which are considered to be in urgent need of redress.