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False alarms: The fake news of the control room

Functioning democracies are based on the ability of well-informed public to shape its views and cast its vote accordingly. However, when the public cannot discern between genuine facts and alternative facts (AKA fake news), it undermines the foundation of our democracies. To fill this gap Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently introduced the WikiTRIBUNE, a website where news stories are backed by a community checking and rechecking all facts geared to be a source for verified evidence-based journalism.

The situation in the control room is analogous. These unwanted alerts are the fake news of the security industry. They clutter the view of the operators and limit their ability to understand the situation at hand and make an informed decision on how to respond. But can they be filtered out to leave only actionable intelligence about real incidents, as the WikiTRIBUNE does? As new sensors and systems have been diligently invested in, with the intention of improving the ability to prevent, detect and respond to incidents, an unwanted consequence has been a sharp uplift in false alarms. There has been evidence to suggest that US forces are losing as much as 6.5 million man hours to false alarms In fact, it has been suggested that false alarms can consume 90% of a control room operator s shift and that comes at considerable cost, far above and beyond the operator s time (although the impact should not be underestimated). In the extreme, closing a platform in a rail station, shutting an airport terminal, or evacuating a bank, for example, can see costs rises to millions in the blink of an eye. To illustrate the extent of this problem, we worked with a large European bank that was having to deal with a massive 19,000 false alarms each year. To place this in context, the cost of every resulting police dispatch was $50.

This issue of false alerts is also having a significant impact on police resources, with estimates of annual costs reaching $1.8bn (in the US) for their response. With police resources stretched, as a result of budget tightening and the global threat level, which remains high, it is an unwanted and wholly unnecessary distraction. In fact, there has been evidence to suggest that police forces (again in the US) are losing as much as 6.5 million man hours to false alarms. Root-cause analysis A root-cause analysis to determine the scale of false alarms in your organisation is imperative, but the critical factor in beginning to reduce them is to understand what is triggering them and this can throw up some surprises. Is there an issue with the location of a sensor? Has the right piece of kit been specified for its specific use? Has it been installed correctly? Is there a reliability issue with a certain vendor over another? Crucially, this isn t a one-off exercise.

It needs to be an ongoing, ingrained programme of monitoring to ensure operators are presented with actionable intelligence that is combined with a best-practice-driven response to every incident: situation management. It is not to suggest that it is possible to eradicate all false alarms, but it is a realistic expectation to drastically reduce the volume and frequency of them. In turn this helps operators to filter the noise and focus on the meaningful aspects of their job. The aforementioned European bank was able to reduce its false alarms to 1,200 per annum. It has achieved this through the use of its situation management (otherwise known as PSIM) system to correlate information and provide video confirmation of alarms in real time. By integrating all data feeds coming in to the control room and presenting a single operating picture, a situation management system provides situational awareness that in turn enables operators to be far more confident in being decisive about what is false, what is fact and how to best respond. Jon Denial is executive director at JPMorgan Chase and is quoted as saying: Filtering false alarms and focusing on the important information gives us real-time situational awareness. With an ever-increasing array of sensors and systems being made available to control rooms, the issue of false alarms is not abating. If anything, it is only going to get worse if it goes unchecked.

The time has come to filter out the fake news in the control room. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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UV 365nm Black Light Keyring – Fake Counterfeit Money & Cards by Campells


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  • 365nm UV black light detects fake/counterfeit cash, bank cards, passports, cheques, ID cards, forensics (semen, blood, vomit etc.) chemicals
  • UV Black Lights emits a slightly visible purple/white glow
  • Water resistant casing, Batteries included and installed
  • Ideal for shops, security, restaurants & takeaways, banks and police
  • 2-Mode Switch: Momentary – On and On/Off

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UV Wavelength – 365nm
Power Source – 2 x CR2016 batteries (included & installed)
Dimensions – 1.57″ x 0.24″ x 0.94″


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1) Realistic appearance, looks like the real monitor and camera.

2) Appears to work as an actual security camera.

3) Cheap and effective way to deter criminals.

4) Features an authentic video cable and a fully adjustable mounting bracket.

5) With a red flashing LED light, flashes every 5 seconds, can be seen at night.

6) Installs quickly and easily to the ceiling or wall using the included screws.

7) Powered by 2 x AA batteries (not included).

8) No wiring is required for setup.

9) Protect your homes, shops and business.

10) Can be used both indoors and outdoors.

11) Product size: 17x 12.5 x 6.8cm

12) Weight: 140g


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Fake Dome Security Camera Motion Detector CCTV + LED


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  • This is an actual surveillance camera in outdoor housing that has been modified into a-Inchdummy-Inch or fake security camera.
  • This dome dummy camera is designed to imitate the small, high tech security cameras on the market today.
  • Now you can deter robbery, theft, and vandalism without the high cost of a real outdoor security camera.
  • When placed outside your home or business, even the most sophisticated criminals will think the premises is guarded by a high-tech surveillance system
  • Also recommended for security in parking lots.

Features:

Motion detection sensor
No motorize pan movement
Activation Light
Realistic Appearance
No Wiring Needed
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Powered by 2 x AA batteries(NOT Included)
Size: 117mm Diameter, 75mm Height

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  • High Quality Fake CCTV IR Security Camera
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  • With built-in flashing LED plus fake LED IR.
  • Power Required: 2xAA 1.5V Batteries (Not Included)
  • Color: silver

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-Sun Shield Included
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  • This is a Fake Dummy surveillance security camera with Realistic Looking..It is good to deter robbery, theft, and vandalism, protect your private property well. You don’t need to spend much more money on a real security camera. It is easy to install and do well for you. Add a warning sign and the baddies will never know the difference.
  • Made of high quality and durable material
  • Realistic appearance, looks like the real monitor and camera;Appears to work as an actual security camera.
  • With a red flashing LED light, can be seen at night. Solar Powered
  • Installs quickly and easily to the ceiling or wall

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Brand new and high quality.
A must have item for any house owners to perform security with a lower cost.
Perfect for any house, office or even bedroom.
Can be used practically to scare burglars away or can be used as a humorous toy.
With this item, your live, house & property can be safer.
This cheap decorative dummy camera can help to scare off potential thefts.
It is modified from an actual surveillance camera so that it looks completely real.
This dome dummy camera is designed to imitate the small, high tech but expansive security cameras on the market today.
Now you can deter robbery, theft & vandalism without the high cost of a real outdoor security camera.
When placed outside your home or business, even the most sophisticated criminals will think the premises is guarded by a high-tech surveillance system.
Also recommended for security in parking lots.
Motion sensors are built to the camera, so it will pans & swivels automatically when motion is detected.
Red LED light will also glow as a way to indicate operation so as to scare potential thieves away.
Built-in infrared PIR motion detector sensor, red LED will blink as if any real CCTV camera.
Easy operation, switch to ON & operation will start.
Installs quickly & easily to the ceiling or wall using the included screws.
No cables or wiring is needed, easy to use.
Rechargeable batteries will be recharged via the solar panel.
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If the light strong enough, Only the solar panel would make the LED workable as usual.
Powered By: 2 x AA Batteries (Not included).
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Dimensions: 17.8cm x 8.1cm x 8cm – 7.01inch x 3.19inch x 3.15inch

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  • Easy to fix up, Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
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These are designed to be a replica of the commonly used Dome CCTV camera, and
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  • Power source:1.5V AA size batteries (not included)

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