Control Rooms

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Control rooms sits at the heart of a security installation, bringing together video surveillance, access control and fire control into one room.

It serves as a central space where a large physical facility or physically dispersed service can be monitored and controlled by security guards.

Control rooms for vital facilities are typically tightly secured and inaccessible to the general public. Multiple electronic displays and control panels are usually present, and there may also be a large wall-sized display area visible from all locations within the space. Some control rooms are themselves under continuous video surveillance and recording, for security and personnel accountability purposes.

Many control rooms are manned 24/7, 365 days a year, and may have multiple people on duty at all times, to ensure continuous vigilance. Other more special-purpose control room spaces may be temporarily set up for special projects, and closed or dismantled once the project is concluded.

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