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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244337  Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The unit standard is for persons who need to understand the concepts and principles of CCTV. It is intended for installers, specifiers, sales people, technicians and anyone who will be involved in any aspect of CCTV systems. Learners will understand the theory associated with CCTV and the functions of the components in CCTV systems. This unit standard emphasises the importance of the ethical issues surrounding the installation of CCTV and will also take into account the legal framework in which CCTV is used.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic theory of CCTV.
  • Explain the functionality of the components of a CCTV system.
  • Explain the ethics and legal aspects pertaining to CCTV installations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Operational requirements may include but are not limited to functional requirements, manufacturer's specifications, industry standards, health and safety.
  • Components may include but are not limited to cable, cameras, lenses, housings, brackets, monitors, power supplies, stand alone digital video recorder (DVR's), sequential switcher, quads and multiplexers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the basic theory of CCTV. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    CCTV systems are explained according to their purpose and uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Video signals are described in terms of their characteristics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    CCTV video signal must include but is not limited to fields, horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, sync pulses, NTSC, PAL, noise, monochrome, colour, interlacing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Terminology related to the features and functions of CCTV is used in the correct context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terminology must include but is not limited to, phasing, over-scan, under-scan, ccd, cmos, lens types, iris types, depth of field, field of view, focal length, back focus, frames.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of lighting types on CCTV are described in terms of the influence on an installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lighting may include but is not limited to the visible light spectrum, reflectance, spectral response, mercury vapour, sodium, fluorescent, halogen, incandescent, lux levels.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the functionality of the components of a CCTV system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    CCTV components are described in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functional requirements are determined to suit an application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functional requirements may include but are not limited to detection, observation, recognition, identification, placement, environmental conditions, legal compliance and customer requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component features are identified and described in terms of their uses in an application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Features must include but are not limited to, high resolution, standard resolution, colour, monochrome, day night, wide dynamic range, backlight compensation, shutter speed, fixed, vari-focal, manual zoom, motorised zoom, video iris, dc drive iris.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lens principles are explained in terms of their performance and functionality. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lens principles must include but are not limited to, field of view, depth of field, F-stop, aperture, iris, optics, chromatic aberration, focal length, aspherical, C and CS format.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Transmission mediums are explained in terms of their advantages, disadvantages, uses and limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transmission medium may include but is not limited to coaxial, twisted pair, microwave, infra-red, fibre, RS232, RS485, RS422, ground loops, manufacturers proprietary protocols.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the ethics and legal aspects pertaining to CCTV installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Camera placement is explained in terms of current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal requirements are explained in terms of the chain of evidence as required by the criminal justice system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for maintaining confidentiality with regards to a CCTV application are explained in terms of avoiding unethical actions or legal consequences. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Power and earthing requirements for CCTV systems and components.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements and safe work practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when working with CCTV systems/components, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when working with CCTV systems/components, ensuring all possible scenarios` are taken into account and the work can happen on time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when interpreting work orders, manufacturers` specifications and building plans, ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when working with CCTV systems/components, ensuring these will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between accurate, comprehensive installation, client satisfaction, quality and repeat business. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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