Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Symposium on the Role of Behavioral Science in Physical Security   [open pdf - 12MB]

"The impact of personnel fatigue in closed circuit television (CCTV) assessment has not enjoyed a high measure of concern or research effort over the last twenty years. Over seventy-five studies have researched stress or vigilance in such areas: airplane cockpit, intrusion detection system consoles, sonar systems, and air traffic control and equipment design. Only six recorded studies could be found that addressed fatigue as a factor in CCTV assessment. While indicating fatigue as a factor these studies did not address the operational concerns informally voiced by security professionals over conflicting guidance between assessment standards, personnel training, and duration of assessment requirements. Government, industry, equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, criminal justice facilities and retail operations all appear to operate CCTV security systems under a number of different engineering, physical, procedural and psychological variables. The opportunity to review recorded studies, document existing practices, hear the operator's concerns, review procedural problems, discuss industry rationale for constraints on CCTV operations, explore CCTV hardware manufacturing guidance and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) or vendor required engineering modifications, and input from security professionals was fostered by the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Role of Behavioral Science in Physical Security Conferences, sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency in June 1981."

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Defense Nuclear Agency, DNA-TR-83-32
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Defense Technical Information Center: http://www.dtic.mil/
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Sixth Annual Symposium on the Role of Behavioral Science in Physical Security. Springfield, Virginia. June 3-4, 1981
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