Abbreviations used in CCTV

Abbreviations used in CCTV

The following abbreviations appear in this Code of Practice:

ATEX Explosive Atmospheres (from ATmosphères Explosives)

BS  British Standard BSI British Standards Institution

BSIA British Security Industry Association

CAD Computer Aided Design / Draughting

CAST (Home Office) Centre for Applied Science and Technology CCTV Closed Circuit Television

CENELEC Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique; (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)

DPA Data Protection Act EN European Standard

FAT Factory Acceptance Test

HD High Definition

HOSDB Home Office Scientific Development Branch (former name of CAST)

IEC International Electrotechnical Committee (Worldwide standards body)

IP Internet Protocol or Ingress Protection Rating (according to context)

ISO International Standards Organisation

ONVIF Open Network Video Interface Forum OR Operational Requirement

PAL Phase Alternating Line (TV encoding system)

PoE Power over Ethernet

PSIA Physical Security Interoperability Alliance

PTZ Pan-Tilt-Zoom

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride

RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks

RVRC Remote Video Response Centre

SC CoP Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

SCC Surveillance Camera Commissioner

SDP System Design Proposal

SXGA+ Super Extended Graphics Array Plus

TX Transmission