Video Surveillance and Security Essay by writingsensation

This paper discusses the rising crime rates on university campuses while also examining the effectiveness and costs for implementing video access control security systems on the grounds.
# 68686 | 849 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper outlines the video security system which depends not only on cameras but also on card readers and other security measures. This paper details the effectiveness of this security system which was installed at Harvard University as well as on various university campuses in Germany. The writer of this paper examines the primary goals of this security system which is primarily to ensure a feeling of safety among residents and visitors to the campuses. This paper explores the various benefits of this system including the fact the publicizing the installation of this type of security system would let would-be criminals know that they are unlikely to escape undetected should they attempt to commit a crime on campus grounds. This paper also contains a price list illustrating the cost for this particular security system.

Table of Contents:
Outline of the Program
Benefits of the System
Costs of the Program

From the Paper:

"Obviously, costs will vary from campus to campus, depending on the number of access points to be protected. However, estimates per campus can be made from the following information regarding a four-camera closed-circuit system, using existing computer power at the university as needed. This package would be adequate for a residence hall with four doors. The figures are the costs of the cameras and auxiliary equipment in both U.S. and Canadian dollars; however, similar packages available in Germany would exhibit similar price points. Added to this cost is the cost of programming computers to turn cameras on and off, if that was desired, equipment for viewing captured tape, and the labor costs of installation."

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