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Lighting at manned entrances must be adequate to identify persons, examine credentials, inspect
vehicles entering or departing the facility premises through designated control points (vehicle
interiors should be clearly lighted) and prevent anyone from slipping unobserved into or out of the
Entry lighting should be sufficient to allow for personnel identification during times of darkness
and extreme environmental conditions.
Lighting intensity at entrances should be planned to ensure that arriving drivers can readily
recognize the premises and see where to drive their vehicle.
Semi-active and unmanned entrances should have the same degree of continuous lighting as the
remainder of the perimeter, except that additional, standby lighting should be available to provide
the same illumination required for manned entrances when the entrance becomes active.
Gate houses at entrance points should have a reduced level of interior illumination to enable the
security guards to see better, increase their night vision adaptability, and avoid illuminating them
as a target.
For CCTV compatibility, consider metal halide lighting.
Lighting should be directed downward and should produce high contrast with few shadows.
In some circumstances, it may be preferable to use lighting systems only in response to an alarm
or during specific operations.
Portable floodlights may be used to supplement the primary system. When used, portable
floodlights should have sufficient flexibility to permit examination of the barrier under observation
and adjacent unlighted areas.
Controls, switches, and distribution panels for security lighting should be located in restricted areas,
weatherproofed, protected to prevent unauthorized access or tampering, readily accessible to
security personnel, and inaccessible from outside the perimeter.
Wiring for lighting should be in tamper-resistant conduits, preferably underground; if above
ground, wiring should be high enough to reduce possibility of tampering.
Critical facilities should provide a secondary power supply line(s) separated from the primary
power line(s). The facility should have the ability to rapidly switch to the secondary power line(s)
during power failures. Security lighting systems should be independent of the general transit facility
lighting or power system.
There are no general standards for video system testing. Specifications, and all specifications written in
MASTERSPEC formats, will normally contain test methods and procedures at both the system level and
the equipment level. Federal and industry standards do exist for testing equipment as has been noted in the
subsection on lighting above.
The first requirement for video surveillance testing should be to confirm that the cameras selected will
provide the necessary coverage and image quality under the actual conditions of use, including variations
in scene illumination. If there is an opportunity to evaluate cameras being considered before commitments
are made, that is the preferred approach but it is not a substitute for acceptance testing to confirm as-installed
Acceptance testing at a vendor’s facility before equipment is shipped is also desirable – it is much easier to
fix equipment before it is shipped than return unacceptable equipment from a field site.
Acceptance testing provides an opportunity for making video recordings of the test performed, which can
later be used for training purposes.
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