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Alarm Assessment

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Primary and secondary assessment is essential to identify the cause of an alarm and to effectively end the detection function. Alarm assessment can be provided through closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera coverage of each sensor sector or by visual checks by personnel. With a CCTV alarm assessment system, authorized personnel can rapidly assess sensor alarms at remote locations and avoid unnecessarily sending guards or other responders to an area. The premise of this chapter is that alarm assessment will be accomplished through the use of CCTV cameras. We call this primary video alarm assessment or just assessment. Secondary ...

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