Information Technology Policies and Standards
|Physical Security Equipment and Software|
|Access to Financial Systems|
To Be Reviewed
|This standard applies to all physical security systems for City facilities.|
|For each of the following types of security systems, the standards are:|
Access control system
- System must be Software House
Video surveillance system
- System must be DVTel or a manufacturer's equipment that has looping video output providing an interface to the DVTel system by means of a DVTel encoder
- Cameras must be DVTel or compatible with DVTel
- All equipment installed in telecommunications rooms must be installed in racks, cabinets or other housing that meets EIA/TIA-approved standards.
- All video that needs to be transmitted across the City's wide area network (WAN) must undergo a utilization assessment by the ITSD Network group to ensure desired performance is met.
Alarm Detection System (such as intrusion and process monitoring, but not fire)
- Equipment must have an output associated to each alarm condition to interface to a Software House system by means of a Software House control panel.
|This physical security standard is the foundation for conformity within facility and network managed systems. The system provides security staff with services, using highest quality industry technologies, enabling access to a centralized system that will monitor and maintain the integrity of facility and personnel security using electronic physical security systems.|
Standards change as new technologies emerge that provide enhanced controls, communication, and integration capabilities. These standards enable the City to:
- facilitate the management and administration of security information electronically, by using the same programs (with related hardware) and platforms across City government;
- achieve substantial savings in person/time support costs, over a period of time, by reducing the number of products supported;
- reduce training costs and facilitate enhanced support services on the path towards master-planning, by having the same systems in use throughout City government.
- enhance support services by maintaining coordinated, compatible, and integrated solutions.
|Contact: Diane Schaller, (505) 768-2816|