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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244320  Install Closed Circuit Television (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 
This unit standard is for persons who install CCTV systems in various sectors. Learners will not just be able to install these systems and will also be able to verify the use of components in a specific application. Installing includes the mounting and configuration of the CCTV systems. Learners will also be able to use CCTV testing equipment to ensure proper installation.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Verify components suitability for the application.
  • Mount and install CCTV components.
  • Use CCTV test equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The following or similar unit standards:
    > ID 244328: Apply cabling methods, NQF Level 3.
    > ID 244321: Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems, NQF Level 3.
  • The following unit standards:
    > ID 244333: Install electronic equipment, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244323: Determine installation requirements, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244326: Explain the use of installed systems.
    > ID 244337: Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Operational requirements may include but are not limited to, agreed customer requirements, detection, observation, recognition, identification, legal compliance, manufacturer's requirements, health and safety, industry standards and operational standards.
  • CCTV equipment must include but is not limited to, cameras, high speed domes, lenses, housings, brackets, monitors, stand alone DVR's, sequential switchers, quads, multiplexers, power supply, wired transmission equipment. Excluded equipment: matrix switchers, fibre optic transmission equipment and transmission equipment utilising Ethernet/ATM and Token ring. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify components suitability for the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Functionality of equipment is confirmed before installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    CCTV equipment configuration features are assessed to confirm that the equipment meets the operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Configuration features may include but are not limited to, back focus, lens focus, iris adjustment, lens type, lens format, camera type, camera format, backlight compensation, Automatic Gain Control (AGC), shutter speed, contrast, brightness, component termination, video motion detection (VMD), frame rate, image quality, dwell time, time lapse speed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    CCTV cable requirements are identified and described in terms of their advantages, disadvantages and limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    CCTV Cable requirements must include but are not limited to, video signal, control data, coaxial (RG-179, RG-59, RG-59U, RG-11, RG-11U-cable categories), twisted pair, cable screening.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mount and install CCTV components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment positions are determined to optimise functionality in line with operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable selection and routing are described in line with installation operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    CCTV equipment is installed to meet operational requirements of the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    CCTV equipment is configured in line with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Configuration may include but are not limited to back focus, lens focus, Iris adjustment, lens type, lens format, camera type, camera format, backlight compensation, Automatic Gain Control (AGC), shutter speed, contrast, brightness, component termination, video motion detection (VMD), frame rate, image quality, dwell time, time lapse speed.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use CCTV test equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    CCTV Test equipment may include but is not limited to, neutral density (ND) filters, multi-meters, bar generators, cable length meter, oscilloscope, lux meter, view finder, video level meter, test monitors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test equipment is checked for external damage and correct calibration date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test equipment is explained in terms of use and functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Test equipment is applied in terms of use and functionality. 


    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 electronic security systems and components.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements and safe work practices.
  • Client file and CCTV system operation requirements for review.
  • Work order.
  • Codes of practice.
  • SANS Standards. 

  • 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 installing CCTV systems/equipment, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as member of a team when conducting the installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one and ones activities when conducting installations, 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 installing CCTV systems/equipment, 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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