CCTV Storage

Jay Rouf made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford Brookes University

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Dear Oxford Brookes University,

Under the freedom of Information Act – I was hoping to obtain the following information:
Name(s) of person telephone number and email address of person responsible for managing CCTV and the Data. Who is responsible for purchasing CCTV and Data Storage of CCTV.
I also seek answers to the following questions:
How many cameras do you manage today? Is that growing?
How do you store and manage your video today? (Network Video Recorders? Enterprise Storage?)
Has your company ever lost video, or experienced poor-quality playback of video files?
How critical is video to your company? What is the impact of not being able to access video or record video?
When was the last time you refreshed your surveillance storage hardware?
Do you have an upgrade/refresh date? If so when?
What is your budget for the refresh?
Regards

Yours faithfully,

Jay Rouf

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr Rouf,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2018-084.

Thank you for your email dated 30 April 2018 requesting information from
Oxford Brookes University about CCTV storage.

The University will respond on or before 30 May 2018, the date on which
the 20 working day response period permitted by the Freedom of Information
Act ends.

I may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified; this
is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

Please note that in certain cases some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law. In these cases the reasons will be explained to you along with
your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours Sincerely

Vanna Leathart
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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr Rouf,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2018-084.

Further to your email of 30 April 2018 asking for information from Oxford
Brookes University about CCTV Storage, I am able to provide the following
information in response to your request.

You asked for:

Name(s) of person telephone number and email address of person
responsible for managing CCTV and the Data. Who is responsible for
purchasing CCTV and Data Storage of CCTV.

Answer:

Scott Dyer, Buildings Control and Systems Manager, 01865 483569,
[1][email address]

I also seek answers to the following questions:
How many cameras do you manage today? Is that growing?

Answer:

350, and the number is growing.

How do you store and manage your video today? (Network Video Recorders?
Enterprise Storage?) 

Answer:

A number of networked servers and appliances

Has your company ever lost video, or experienced poor-quality playback
of video files?

Answer:

No

How critical is video to your company? What is the impact of not being
able to access video or record video?

Answer:

CCTV is very important. Security would be unable to proactively patrol
estate.

When was the last time you refreshed your surveillance storage hardware?

Answer:

It has not been refreshed.

Do you have an upgrade/refresh date? If so when? 

Answer:

This was carried out within the last 2 months.

What is your budget for the refresh?

Answer:

The budget has not been determined.

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Yours sincerely

Vanna Leathart

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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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