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Correction to SWGDAM


 April 2010 - Volume 12 - Number 2


Short Communication

Best Practices for the Installation of Closed-Circuit Television Recording Systems

The Forensic Audio, Video, and Image Analysis Unit (FAVIAU) of the FBI's Operational Technology Division presents Best Practices for the Installation of CCTV Recording Systems.

This is a must-see for fans of the television series 24. FBI Special Agent Renee Walker narrates the 20-minute DVD, which is based on a realistic case scenario featuring the do's and don'ts of CCTV setup. The DVD contains exciting footage that captivates the audience while providing guidance to install CCTV to obtain the best possible recorded footage. Topics include general setup, resolution, cameras and camera placement, best collection methods of the recorded footage for law enforcement, native/proprietary file format, retrieval methods, and much more.

The DVD is available free to international, federal, state, and local governments involved in law enforcement, security, and counterterrorism activities. The FBI also encourages law enforcement to provide the DVD to anyone who owns, operates, installs, or is responsible for the purchase of CCTV recording systems. Educators, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and other interested parties may also obtain the DVD free.

Requests for the DVD may be made by e-mailing Requests should include the requester's name, position, agency name, street address (no post office boxes, please), and telephone number.