Video Surveillance System Requirements
All VSS are required to have no less than one (1) camera dedicated to each register and/or check-out stand;
All VSS are required to have no less than one (1) camera dedicated to each entrance/exit to each structure located on the convenience store’s property;
All VSS are required to have no less than one (1) camera dedicated to each pump located on the property where the convenience store operates;
All VSS are required to have no less than one (1) camera dedicated to each loading dock located on the property where the convenience store operates;
All VSS are required to have no less than one (1) camera dedicated to the parking lots and/or areas designated for customer and/or employee parking located on the property where the convenience store operates;
All VSS are required to have no less than one (1) camera dedicated to each of the entrances and exits to the parking lots for customer and/or employee parking; and,
All VSS cameras must remain unobstructed by any display, sign, or other item.
The approval notice and a notice to the public that a VSS is operational, and recording must be prominently displayed at the register and/or counter. In the event there is a convenience store that does not have a commercial space for customers to enter (e.g., if the station only has a payment booth for its employees where members of the public may not enter), then a copy of the aforementioned approval notice shall be placed in plain view at each pump at the services stations and at each register and/or check-out stand.
Existing VSS at convenience stores as of the effective date of this ordinance will be evaluated to ensure full compliance with this section by the applicable effective dates of this ordinance.
All VSS cameras must be high resolution color cameras capable of providing:
(A) instant screen captures upon request;
(B) a digital image that clearly depicts the facial features of a person filmed; and,
(C) capable of the producing images with InfraRed (IR)/night vision camera features, as necessary during low light to satisfy the foregoing subsections.
All VSS cameras must have at least the following standards:
(A) Minimal Resolution: 4MP (1440p);
(B) Image Size: 2560 x 1440;
(C) Pixels per image: 5,017,600;
(D) Aspect ratio: 16:9;
(E) A minimum of 24 Frames Per Second (24 FPS);
(F) Convert video files to mp4 standard software files and convert picture
files to JPG, JPEG, or TIF standard software files; and,
(G) The aforementioned technological standards are subject to change pursuant to subsection (f) of this section.
All VSS cameras must have a capability to record an area that extends no less than seventy-five (75’) feet;
All VSS cameras must be operated in a fixed position and not in a panning motion;
All VSS cameras must display the correct date and time of each recording;
All VSS must use a digital video recording device to record images from each surveillance camera in the convenience store. Each recording device must be kept in a secured location that is remote from the surveillance cameras.
The convenience store shall retain the continuous digital images recorded by this system for no less than sixty (60) days.
A digital video recording must be made available to the Chief or any other peace officer for viewing as soon as possible but no later than seventy-two (72) hours after being requested. The County encourages partnerships with private sector companies that will allow county employees to view in real time and if necessary, obtain copies of images captured by the private sectors’ VSS.
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