Virtualization has been a huge part of the IT industry for almost 20 years. Surprisingly, many in the industry are unfamiliar with the technology, its purpose, or how it relates to the ever-growing IP video surveillance market.
The importance of storage infrastructure cannot be overlooked when designing an end-to-end security system Designing an end-to-end security system for end-users today looks nothing like it used to. Back in the day, common practice was installing analog security...
Given the 24x7x365 nature of business today, uptime and availability of video surveillance systems play an important role in determining the success of many organizations. Yet downtime happens, its reasons vary from sudden hardware failure to human error. When a system goes down, it can deny access to mission-critical video, leading to loss of safety, productivity, and efficiency.
While not every hardware failure is as dramatic as that one, consequences of IT hardware failure here on earth can be “astronomical” as well — lost productivity and revenue, expensive repairs and even legal or contractual liabilities being among them. Not only are video hardware failures costly, but they are also common when the hardware is not purpose-built.
Using mechanical switches to call up security cameras, engage intercoms or open doors? It may seem cumbersome and risky, but limited budgets force many corrections facilities to continue using analog systems. The good news is that it’s possible to make incremental moves forward toward Internet protocol (IP)-based cameras, digital video management software, and video appliances. But only a system with true open architecture can deliver a total lower cost of ownership and future scalability.
Casinos are arguably the most surveilled facilities in the world, next to retail banks. But unlike banks, casinos are not FDIC insured, and their camera technology and layouts change more rapidly. Here are three BCD solutions (always with our 5-year guarantee) that can help casino security managers and integrators avoid costly surprises as their operation grows.
From the desk of BCD's Chief Technology Officer Eugene Kozlovitser At BCD, we focus on the three intangible things when building each system, regardless of size and scope: reliability, scalability, and accountability. The most important things we incorporate on all...
As we begin the new year, BCD is striving to continue expanding and developing relationships with our dedicated customers. In an effort to accelerate the success and growth of our partners, BCD has officially established a Customer Loyalty Program.