Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Physical Security Equipment and Software Standard
Type
Standard
Related Policy
IT Procurement Policy
Category
Hardware/Software
Status
Superseded
Approved
06/16/2005
To Be Reviewed
06/16/2008
Scope
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, access to a centralized system that will monitor and maintain the integrity of facility and personnel security using electronic physical security systems.

These standards enable the City to:
  • facilitate the exchange and sharing of video and security data electronically, by using the same programs (with related file formats) and platforms across the Metropolitan Area;
  • achieve substantial savings in person-time support costs, over a period of time, by increasing the support capabilities of disparate systems while reducing the number of products supported;
  • reduce training costs by having the same systems in use throughout City government;
  • enhance support services by maintaining coordinated, compatible, and integrated solutions.
Standard
Supported Hardware and Software (includes installation, configuration, and problem-solving):
  • Software House
  • DVTel
Rationale
Departments recognize, specify, and justify the need for purchasing new security systems. Standards change as new technologies emerge providing enhanced controls, communication, and integration capabilities. These standards will:
  • 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.

Contact: Dane VanPelt, (505) 768-2797