The conduct of JAMB exam yearly requires tight security. CCTV cameras will be installed to increase center security and prevention of malpractices during the conduct of the exam.

JAMB is desirous of implementing a CCTV network to perform the following tasks

1. Live recording of activities in and around the center

2. Remote live viewing on Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

3. Live remote viewing of activities recorded (playback) on the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) of the center

4. Ability to store recordings locally in each location for more than 1 month

Through the VPN network, JAMB will be able to access any center of choice for live remote viewing (preferably through browser), video or picture playback and download.

Technology Context

There are 2 major types of DVR/Cameras in the market.

a) DVR with IP Cameras and

b) DVR with analog cameras

Due to the higher cost of IP CCTV cameras, the DVR can be implemented with analog cameras. What is majorly required is the Network capability of the DVR to enable remote access through RJ45 port. (Wireless DVRs are not advised).

System Requirements for each center

Each center is expected to acquire the following specification of CCTV devices

1. Digital Video Recorder

a. Playback through local software

b. Remote Playback through Wired Network

c. Standard search and navigation controls

d. Playback with DVR App or standard browser access

e. H.264 minimum video compression technology.

f. DVR/HVR/NVR 3 in 1 functionality required

g. P2P Remote live viewing on Smartphone, tablet or PC via easy to use App or browser

h. Smart search function with easy playback

i. Minimum 8 Channel 720P High resolution day/night camera capable

j. Support motion detection

k. Support email alerts

l. Pre-installed minimum of 1 TB SATA Hard drive or higher

m. Flexible display port with VGA and HDMI output

n. USB Mouse for local access

o. IR Remote control

p. Password functionality for DVR Access

q. RJ45 Network port required for

r. Capability for Live IP configuration

s. Image or video export to USB media device e.g. USB Drive.

t. Active noise filtering and voice recording

2. Camera Specification

a. Weather proof Indoor and Outdoor cameras

b. True Daylight and Night monitoring capability with minimum 66 Ft IR Range (IP66)

c. IR Night vision LED cameras

d. Minimum video standards: PAL (50f/s) and NTSC (60 f/s)

e. Separate power adapters for cameras

f. High resolution CMOS sensor

g. Minimum 1500 TVL

h. IP Cameras at a marginally higher price acceptable.

3. User manual (DVR and Camera)

4. Power specification

a. 12 Volt DVR with minimum 3000mA adapter

b. 12 Volt Cameras with minimum 2000mA adapter

c. Maximum of 4 Cameras per 2000mA power adapter

d. Maximum of 8 Cameras per 3000mA power adapter

5. Camera should have voice recording capabilities

CCTV Installation

1. Each CCTV system will require the DVR be installed in the Server room or any secure/restricted access room.

2. Maximum length of wiring for each camera must not exceed 150Ft for video power camera cables (allin-one pre-made length)

3. High quality BNC Female camera adapter

4. For internal cameras, dome or sectional cameras can be used.

5. For external cameras, bullet /outdoor cameras will be used.

6. Independent backup power to be provided for CCTV system

7. Camera installation must be on ceiling at all times with no visible cabling.

8. All cameras must be out of physical reach of all staff and candidates.

9. Power distribution boxes are required for powering the CCTV cameras. Direct connection to power supply adaptor not advised.

Coverage Areas

Each Camera system must cover the following areas

1. Entry door (from the inside)

2. Exit door (from the inside)

3. Cross-sectional coverage for examination rooms

4. External building (including front doors)

5. If in proximity, Biometric verification area.

6. Candidate’s waiting area/lobby

7. Server room.

Support and Maintenance

1. Each CCTV installation must be supported/performed by a trained CCTV engineer.

All video loss on any camera must be reported immediately to the installer

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