Commissioner's Directive

Electronic Systems

POLICY OBJECTIVE

  1. To ensure that security electronic, telecommunications, and surveillance devices and systems support correctional operations in a cost-effective manner.

CROSS REFERENCE

  1. Commissioner's Directive 320, "Facilities Maintenance Management".

APPLICATIONS

  1. The content of this directive shall apply to the following electronic equipment:
    1. surveillance equipment;
    2. detection and alarm equipment;
    3. communication and transmission equipment;
    4. supervisory control and data acquisition systems; and
    5. equipment purchased by inmates, permanently integrated into Crown-owned systems.
  2. Systems not covered by this directive include:
    1. electronic based appliances used in kitchens, industry shops and other non-security operations, except as included above;
    2. "stand-alone" inmate owned and operated equipment; and
    3. covert intelligence gathering systems.

REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  1. The Operational Unit Manager shall ensure that any security electronic, telecommunications, and surveillance device or system which is procured and/or installed meets all the requirements of the appropriate electronic engineering technical standards and specifications. Any device or system which is not covered by existing electronic engineering technical standards and specifications shall be approved by National Headquarters.
  2. The cost, durability, maintainability, availability, and, in particular, the compatibility with, or effect on, other security electronic, telecommunications, and surveillance systems shall be considered when approving a device or system for procurement.
  3. Any security electronic, telecommunications, and surveillance device or system which is procured shall be approved, installed and maintained by those with appropriate technical training and expertise. Technical acceptance of electronic installations shall be in accordance with National Headquarters electronic engineering approved technical specifications and standards.
  4. Procurement of security electronic, telecommunications, and surveillance equipment shall include maintenance documentation, provision for technical training and appropriate spares as outlined in the electronic engineering technical standards and specifications issued by National Headquarters.

MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEMS

  1. All maintenance of security electronic, telecommunications, and surveillance equipment, including preventive and corrective maintenance, shall be carried out in accordance with CD 320 - Facilities Maintenance Management.

Commissioner,

Original signed by
Ole Ingstrup

 

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