SAP 51.99.99.M0.01- Information Resources - Audiovisual Surveillance describes the requirements for surveillance equipment at Texas A&M. Equipment must be approved by the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. A committee with cross campus representation has been established to review surveillance equipment installations, and make recommendations to the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Approval Process

To begin the approval process, read the AVST Operational Standards. Next, complete the AVST Request Form (editable PDF or MS Word template) and submit it to with a floor plan that shows camera locations and field of view. After the committee has reviewed the form, a liaison from the committee will work with you on any questions or concerns from the request.

Note: Begin the approval process at least one month prior to desired order date.

Considerations for Surveillance Equipment Installations

  • It is strongly recommended that unbiased security surveillance expertise be consulted regarding the requirements, use and location of AVST equipment in order to promote the effective and efficient use of AVST resources.
  • Never monitor showers, bathrooms or residents' rooms.
  • Do not install equipment to monitor people. Instead, use surveillance equipment to protect material objects.
  • Post signs that clearly notify individuals that a location is under surveillance.