Accession Number : ADP002914

Title :   Security System Operational Recording and Analysis (SSOPRA),

Corporate Author : CANYON RESEARCH GROUP INC GOLETA CA HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mackie,R. R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : SSOPRA is a developmental project aimed at defining operationally relevant, quantitative measures of man-equipment effectiveness in security systems. An attempt will be made to develop such measures through on-line recording of the sensor inputs and communication network at an updated operational weapons storage site. The project is aimed at filling an information void concerning present strengths and weaknesses in actual security system operation. Because no objective measures of operational performance are presently available, system effectiveness is uncertain, and objective performance feedback to security guard personnel is lacking. This in turn can lead to lack of job satisfaction, problems in sustaining vigilance, and uncertainties in the assessment of training effectiveness. If the recording and analysis techniques to be used with SSOPRA prove successful, a longer range objective will be to package the system in a convenient form for use by the security system personnel themselves. It is intended that the system be as general as possible and thus be applicable to all sites having upgraded system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communications Centrals, *Intrusion detection, *Area security, *Warning systems, Man machine systems, Performance(Human), Human factors engineering, Signal processing, Response, Surveillance, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Communications networks, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE