Ergonomic design considerations for public area CCTV safety and security applications.

  • Wallace, E., Diffley, C., Baines, E., & Aldridge J
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Abstract

The UK Government depanment, PSDB CCTV Effectiveness Programme aims to develop methods to increase the effectiveness of CCTV systems covering public of the programme addresses the human aspects of CCTV systems. These of the ergonomic design of the CCTV control room environment. Early Human Factors project was experimental work aimed at providing preliminary data for CCTV control room design. The relationships between monitor size, number an observer performance were investigated. In the Autumn of 1995, a survey of 20 town centre CCTV systems was conducted. The survey incorporated CCTV control room audits which assessed the ergonomic design of CCTV control rooms. As many of the ergonomic designc solutions associated with CCTV are incomplete, the survey aimed to review common practice and collected qualitative data. This paper outlines the main findings on ergonomics from both the earlier experimental work and the survey.

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  • J. Wallace, E., Diffley, C., Baines, E., & Aldridge

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