Cisco Urban Security Design Guide
Lab and Test Overview
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Lab and Test Overview

Table Of Contents

Lab and Test Overview

Test Overview

Cisco Video Surveillance

Cisco Physical Access Control

Proximex Surveillint

Hardware/Hardware


Lab and Test Overview


Test Overview

The main goal of the Urban Security solution was to simulate a security environment with various locations and diverse requirements. The main emphasis was on validating the interoperability of various devices and integrating them into a single security monitoring environment. Various events were used to integrate ObjectVideo analytics and access control into Surveillint's single command and control system. In turn, notifications were communicated to IPICS and AtHoc for incident response and mass notification.

The lab environment includes a centralized command and control center, remote monitored locations, and emergency responders connecting via land mobile radios. By centralizing the main communication devices, a large distributed environment can be created, with cameras, sensors, and security devices distributed to resolve security incidents quickly.

The solution did not focus on testing Layer 2 or Layer 3 features typical of a campus network or distributed deployments, because those features have been extensively documented in other solution guides. Figure 8-1 shows the various locations configured for the test environment.

Figure 8-1 Lab Environment

Cisco Video Surveillance

A single Cisco video surveillance Operations Manager was deployed at the centralized data center to manage Media Servers deployed at remote locations. The local Media Servers were able to archive video from local cameras to reduce the bandwidth requirements across the MAN. Because each Media Server acts as a proxy to the local IP cameras and viewers, the video traffic is contained as much as possible.

Cisco Physical Access Control

A single CPAM server was deployed at the central command and control center to manage access gateways deployed at various remote locations. Because the testing focused on integrating various components, rather than scalability, access gateways were installed only at the central site. Proximex Surveillint is able to send and receive alerts from multiple access gateways distributed in many locations.

Proximex Surveillint

A single Surveillint was deployed at the central command and control center, with multiple clients connecting from all remote locations. Surveillint is able to scale to support a large number of clients/sensors by distributing its services across multiple servers and locations.

Hardware/Hardware

Table 8-1 shows the different harware devices and software releases used during the solution testing.

Table 8-1 Device and Software versions

Device
Location
Software Release

Cisco VSOM

Command and control

4.2

Cisco VS Media Server

Command and control and remote locations

6.2

Cisco 2500 IP Cameras

Command and control and remote locations

2.1.2

Cisco 2521V Dome IP Cameras

Command and control and remote locations

2.1.2

Cisco 4300 IP Cameras

Command and control and remote locations

1.0.3

Cisco 4500 IP Cameras

Command and control and remote locations

1.0.1

Cisco CPAM

Command and control

1.2

Cisco Access Gateway

Command and control and remote locations

1.2

Cisco IPICS

Command and control

4.0

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Command and control

7.1.3.1.10000-11

Cisco DMP

Command and control and remote locations

5.1

ObjectVideo

Command and control and remote locations

5.1.0

Proximex Surveillint

Command and control

5.0

AtHoc

Command and control

6.1.8.76