In-depth

13Jun 2019
High-Megapixel Cameras Impact Video Storage

High-megapixel cameras can have a profound impact on the storage capacity of a network video system. As a security professional, one of the trickiest areas to address is how much storage will a particular customer site require? Calculating video storage can be a challenge, especially with the widespread use of higher megapixel cameras, which can […]

23May 2019
Investing in a scalable system for video surveillance

Are your storage devices future proof? Customers want to invest in technology that enables them to expand their capabilities to support future needs. This is especially true in the security industry, where the development of technology, such as high megapixel cameras, have placed greater demands on bandwidth consumption, and in turn, storage devices. It’s critical […]

13Mar 2019
Custom Built Isnt Always Better

The general public has direct access to computer hardware and consumer electronic parts thanks to online retailers such as Amazon, Newegg, and TigerDirect. Because of this easy access, it’s possible for anyone to purchase the components needed to custom-build their own storage server. Custom building a storage server only requires a few components – the […]

01Mar 2019
Network Resiliency at the Hardware Level

While looking into multiple Video Management Systems (VMS), it reveals many options provide sustained operational status. Primary, secondary, and failover databases, redundant recording locations, as well as service failover helps to provide continuous uptime. The demand for high availability in physical security systems requires a highly available network to provide the highway so that video […]

01Mar 2019
Shortest Path Bridging for Video Surveillance

When deploying a network optimized for video surveillance, it is critical to consider the overall availability and performance of the network. With more deployments requiring always-on video, networks need to be designed to support the video data it needs to carry. There are a wide variety of options to provide a highly available network, but […]

01Mar 2019
Segmenting a Network for Video Surveillance

Designing an IP video surveillance network can be a complex task, with many issues that can occur when the network backbone supporting it is not built correctly. Performance and functionality of the system are often at the forefront of networking problems observed in the video surveillance industry, frequently relating back to the network architecture used. […]