Shaping standards for video
VIENNA, Va. - A new Central Station Alarm Association subcommittee will meet at the ISC West Expo in Las Vegas to develop a set of standards for video monitoring.
Lou Fiore of L.T. Fiore, Jim McMullen of COPS Monitoring and Richard Hahn of Richard Hahn & Associates spearheaded the effort to create this new committee, which is a follow-up to last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s meeting of the Electronic Verification Committee.
The committee will try to arrive at a consensus and develop new standards for video monitoring, including the quality of the video, dispatch response methods and procedures, central station configuration, video lighting issues, coverage and pre- and post-alarm information.
The final outcome will be the development of a standard to be given to the CSAA Standards Committee. The next step would then be submission to the ANSI process. It is the committeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal to have UL incorporate this standard into UL 827.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Because of its ability to provide immediate verifiable alarm condition status, which in itself goes a long way to solving our industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s false alarm crisis, video monitoring is quickly gaining wide acceptance in all facets of the security industry. This is the perfect time to proactively develop these needed standards,Ã¢â‚¬Â said McMullen, who will chair the committee.