Threat level scenario: Gunman - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

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Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

A scenario for creating threat levels is in case of a gunman.

If a gunman or shooter is spotted, some actions that you want the system to respond with are the following:
  • Block access to where the gunman/shooter is from innocent bystanders.
  • Record the shooting incident in high quality video as evidence in court.
  • Protect the video recordings of the whole event against accidental deletion.
  • Block the sensitive video footage from the public eye in case some of the video streams are shown on public websites.

A threat level for responding to a gunman or shooter could be configured as follows:

When an operator sets this threat level, the following actions are executed by the system:
Set minimum security clearance
Reduces the mobility of the gunman, assuming the credential he holds has a security clearance lower than 5 (between 6-7).
NOTE: This configuration assumes that only armed security personnel have a clearance level higher than 5 (between 0-5), and that security operators continue to monitor all doors so they can open them when necessary to allow innocent people to hide in secured areas where the gunman cannot access.
Override with event recording quality
Boosts the recording quality of all cameras within the area where the threat level is set to event recording quality.
Start recording
Starts recording on all cameras within the area where the threat level is set for an infinite duration, or until it the Stop recording command is issued.
Start applying video protection
Starts protecting the videos recorded from the cameras within the area where the threat level is set, from now until the Stop applying video protection command is issued, for an unlimited period of time.
Block and unblock video
Block all users with a user level lower than 5 from viewing the video from the cameras within the area where the threat level is set, from now until the video blocking is explicitly stopped, for an unlimited period of time.
NOTE: This configuration assumes that all security personnel have a user level higher than 5 and can continue to monitor the scene.
When an operator clears this threat level, the following actions are executed by the system:
Set minimum security clearance
Restore normal access to the area to all cardholders by setting the security clearance to 7 (the lowest level).
Recording quality as standard configuration
Restores the standard recording quality on all cameras within the area where the threat level is set.
Stop recording
Stops recording on all cameras within the area where the threat level is set after 30 seconds. This action will not stop the recording on cameras that are on a continuous recording schedule.
Stop applying video protection
Stops protecting the videos recorded from the cameras within the area where the threat level is set, after one minute.
Block and unblock video
Unblock all cameras within the area where the threat level is set. The video recorded during the time when the threat level was active will remain blocked for playback to the users whose user level is lower than 5.