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in this section are grouped into operational, functional and performance categories. Essentially, these
requirements describe how the systems should work, what it should do and how well it should do it.
The PIDS operational requirements should describe how the system works – primarily from the end-user’s
point of view. For example:
The PIDS should provide for adjustable sensor and detection zone sensitivity and coverage areas
to support changes in the security environment.
The PIDS should provide automatic and configurable elevation of alerts and facility threat level
adjustments in response to simultaneous detections in and across detection zones
The PIDS should have various levels of access rights associated with positions (supervisor,
operator, administrator, maintenance).
The PIDS should have an intuitive, Common Operational Picture (COP) user display with
information from all integrated systems for situational awareness
The COP should be a multi-layered GIS-based display
The COP should display information in near real-time
The COP should display iconic status of detection alarms
The COP should display the location and type of alarms in enough detail to dispatch responders –
The COP should allow interactive operator control and response
The COP should be user-configurable (depending on access rights)
The COP should perform correlation of all incoming data for analysis of an unfolding event for
immediate situational awareness.
PIDS functional recommendations should flow from the operational requirements such as those listed
above. The operational requirements describe how the system operates and the functional requirements
describe what the system must do to operate in the way specified by the operational requirements. Below
are typical PIDS functional recommendations.
The PIDS should detect unauthorized intrusion (human or vehicle) into the defined detection zones
along the perimeter.
The PIDS should issue an alarm of all intrusion events
The PIDS should include individual sensors and/or sensor technologies functioning within a
detection zone that are integrated with additional sensor(s) to generate PIDS system-level rather
than individual sensor alarms.
The PIDS should issue tamper alarms for PIDS sensors and critical components of the security
infrastructure (e.g. power and communications)
The PIDS should provide detection and tracking of targets moving in all directions (i.e. from non-
secured to secured areas) and outgoing (i.e. from secured to non-secured areas).
The PIDS should be capable of automatically detecting and tracking intrusion into or movement
out of the area of detection, breaks in the sensor line, direction of motion and speed.
The PIDS should be capable of tracking multiple targets with position updates from the point of
The PIDS should provide target coordinates and tracking information to the system operator in near
The PIDS should provide a capability to allow masking of nuisance alarm source areas and/or
sensor points, and to display masked points, zones or areas to the system operator, to be
programmed and enabled by the system administrator only.
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