The CERN Management has approved a project to reinforce video surveillance across the whole site. This project, which is designed to improve the security of persons and property, will be rolled out over three years and will increase video coverage across all the CERN sites.
This project covers four areas:
Site surveillance: general monitoring of the sites, enabling significant events (theft, damage, acts of incivility, etc.) to be analysed after the fact, and detection and monitoring of movement in the area covered where possible. This allows live confirmation of events by the control room operator.
Road surveillance: surveillance of the main roads in order to detect vehicles and track them until they reach an identification point (number-plate reader, access control point, etc.). This allows live confirmation of events by the control room operator.
Building surveillance: surveillance of certain buildings (inside and outside) that have been identified as being of particular interest to potential intruders (theft, material damage, sabotage, unattended bags, acts of incivility, attacks, etc.). This allows live confirmation of events by the control room operator.
Intelligent detection: any intelligent device (camera, radar, infrared barrier, etc.) that makes it possible to detect a specific event (intrusion, vagrancy, an abandoned or stolen object, noise, etc.) and to alert the control room operator. The operator will decide what measures to take, depending on the other surveillance systems available.
This system is currently in use on the Meyrin site.