A surveillance center is a key operations room in many institutions. Almost any place that has a huge human traffic flow needs one. This center allows for monitoring of activities and logging of any incidents around the workplace or any other place. In environments that demand security. Military installations, drug stores, cash stores, hospitals and even schools need surveillance. Setting up a center for surveillance depends on the area to be monitored and the resources at hand.

A computer and computer workstation furniture are basic elements of a surveillance center. Many CCTV systems depend on the computer for imaging and storage. The computer must have a large storage disk as storing images takes up a lot of space. Some surveillance centers use large screen displays for image projection. These displays are very useful in the case that the CCTV images are displayed on the screen in many partitions. The large screen enables for better details to be observed without necessarily switching to one partition. If the large screen can be hooked up directly from a computer, controlling the display needed becomes very easy.

A surveillance center must be manned by a human no matter how high-tech it is. The need for comfortable console furniture ensures that work is done in comfort. The chair should be high backed and of high density foam to enable better support for the back when reclining. It is also good if the chair can swivel as it enables easier movement. The tables on which display screens are placed should be of good height to enable good working posture.