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Having pulled together all my previous blog posts, and lots of other work that wasn’t complete enough to share up to now, I am now in a position to share a completed document encompassing all the work I undertook during this project.

Please take a look at the whole thing here!

Thanks a-n!


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Very little labour performed this month, owing to my being away from London working on this. I’m back to work now though!

SEPTEMBER

07/09/17 – Photographing Overground signage – Overground carriage (not commute) – 15.00 – 15.02. TOTAL WORK: 0.02

13/09/17 – Writing up extra findings – my flat – 14.56 – 15.09. TOTAL WORK: 0.13

SEPTEMBER TOTAL WORK: 15 minutes

Monetary total: £2.73

Remaining funds: £223.10

Remaining time: 19 hours 47 minutes


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Labour highlighted with < is labour carried out while performing an unpaid labour commitment for the Barbican (commuting)

Expenses are highlighted with >, and presented as equivalent working hours. These costs are deducted from the working time target, as they constitute a decrease in the remaining grant value.

AUGUST

07/08/17 – Researching Broadgate land ownership online – my flat – 15.37 – 16.14. TOTAL WORK: 0.37

07/08/17 – Researching City of London boundaries – my flat – 17.47 – 19.01. TOTAL WORK: 1.14

08/08/17 – Buying paint materials – London Graphics Centre – 13.55 – 14.02. TOTAL WORK: 0.07

08/08/17 – Painting materials costs – London Graphics Centre – 2x 200ml Oil Paint, 2x 37ml Oil Paint, 4x Canvas. TOTAL COST: £40.38. EQUIVALENT TOTAL WORK: 3.41 >

08/08/17 – Buying paint materials – Cass Art – 14.11 – 14.16. TOTAL WORK: 0.05

08/08/17 – Painting materials costs – Cass Art – White Spirit, Paint Brush set. TOTAL COST: 16.20. EQUIVALENT TOTAL WORK: 1.29 >

09/08/17 – Painting Hackney Downs and Liverpool Street Station’s CCTV cameras – my flat – 13.14 – 15.48. TOTAL WORK: 2.34

09/08/17 – Writing up Hackney Downs research – my flat – 16.54 – 17.22. TOTAL WORK: 0.26

10/08/17 – Final Hackney Downs Station camera count – commute – 11.38 – 11.40. TOTAL WORK: 0.02 <

10/08/17 – Photographing CCTV camera on Overground train – commute – 11.42. TOTAL WORK: 0.01 <

10/08/17 – Final Liverpool Street Station camera count – commute – 11.50 – 11.53. TOTAL WORK: 0.03 <

10/08/17 – Initial Broadgate camera mapping – commute – 11.54 – 11.58. TOTAL WORK: 0.04 <

10/08/17 – Photographing Hackney Downs Station camera signage – commute – 21.41 – 21.42. TOTAL WORK: 0.01 <

11/08/17 – Updating Camera Catalogue with recent research – my flat – 16.55 – 18.19. TOTAL WORK: 1.24

13/08/17 – Checking Hackney Downs Station CCTV logo – commute – 09.32 – 09.34. TOTAL WORK: 0.02 <

13/08/17 – Finding and photographing Liverpool Street Station CCTV signage – commute – 09.52 – 09.55. TOTAL WORK: 0.03 <

13/08/17 – Photographing CityPoint camera – commute – 20.32 – 20.33. TOTAL WORK: 0.01 <

22/08/17 – Finishing Liverpool Street camera painting – my flat – 14.01 – 14.36. TOTAL WORK: 0.35

22/08/17 – Putting together final document – my flat – 15.11 – 17.17. TOTAL WORK: 2.05

23/08/17 – Putting together final document – my flat – 15.20 – 18.11. TOTAL WORK: 2.51

AUGUST TOTAL WORK: 16 hours 31 minutes

Monetary total: £180.56

Remaining funds: £225.83

Remaining time: 20 hours, 2 minutes


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A 2-minute walk from the entrance of the National Rail/Overground Station to either Platform 1 or 3, depending on which train is arriving first. The return route brings me into either Platform 2 or 4.

*NOTE: As previously noted, this project is not necessarily anti-surveillance, but rather an exercise in awareness. With this in mind, I have decided not to mark on a map the location of the cameras in either of the train stations I pass through, as is the policy of London Overground and National Rail. They are all easily observed in person.

NO OF CCTV CAMERAS ENCOUNTERED: 12 to Platform 3, 11 to Platform 1

CCTV OPERATORS: London Overground

STATION OPERATORS: Different London Overground station are managed by different concession holders. Hackney Downs Station’s concession holder is London Overground itself.

FOOTAGE STORAGE: 14 DAYS

CAMERAS WATCHED LIVE: Yes. Images are watched live in the station, both at the reception desk and in an office between platforms 2 and 3

 

HACKNEY DOWNS STATION CAMERAS

*NOTE: Also in keeping with the wishes of TfL and National Rail I have refrained from taking photographs in the stations. Instead I have painted, from memory, each of the models of camera I encountered.

NUMBER OF TYPES OF CAMERA OBSERVED: 2

CAMERA TYPE ONE: Verint S5120 Day/Night IP Dome Cameras

CAMERA MANUFACTURER: An American company called Verint Systems

CAMERA ATTRIBUTES:

HD 1080p 2.0 megapixel resolution streamed at 30fps

Work in day and night conditions

Autofocus lens

Up to 3x remote zoom

http://www.verint.com/assets/verint/resources/datasheets/ip-cameras/ds_s5120-indoor-dome_june2015_final.pdf?_ga=2.59230570.638065671.1502615698-920019208.1502615698

https://uk.verint.com/about/

CAMERA TYPE TWO: I was unable to positively identify the second type, as the cameras are obscured by camera housings and I was unable to locate an information about the CCTV contract online. It is likely they contain Verint S5120 IP Box Cameras, given the use of other Verint cameras in the station, but I cannot be sure.

CAMERA HOUSING TYPE: However I was able to identify the camera housing itself, it is Dedicated Macros (Dennard) 503. This housing is designed to accommodate a wide range of cameras, so this positive identification is still impossible, but is does offer some parameters for the camera’s size.

CAMERA HOUSING ATTRIBUTES:

These camera housings are manufactured by an English company called Dedicated Micros

These camera houses are weatherproof for two years and are internally heated.

The usable internal length is 260mm and height 84mm

They are designed to facilitate a pan of +/- 90 degrees.

http://dedicatedmicros.com

https://www.sourcesecurity.com/technical-details/cctv/enclosures-and-fittings/housings/dedicated-micros-dennard-508.html

 

SIGNAGE

CCTV OPERATING SYSTEM: The operating system is maintained (and was installed) by an English company called CIS Services.

ENCOUNTERED CCTV NUMBERS: Cameras are not individually numbered. The first 7 cameras encountered are the dome cameras and the following ones are the cameras in the Dedicated Micros housing.

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST:

Burglar security in the station is provided by an English company called Tindall Security.

http://www.tindallsecurity.co.uk


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