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Containment/surveillance technical capability (C/S technical capability)

The anticipated performance of C/S in a specific application; it involves consideration of:

  • The precise specification of the function of the C/S system (which part of the operator's data can be confirmed by the system)
  • The selection of C/S equipment with sensitivity, tamper resistance, data (image) quality and authentication, and reliability adequate to perform the intended function
  • The installation and servicing of the C/S devices in a manner which will maintain their performance at the intended level
  • The frequency of review of the C/S data;
  • Measures for the prevention of false alarms