In-depth

01Mar 2019
Multicast and Unicast Networking in Video Surveillance

When looking to deploy an IP video surveillance optimized network, one of the critical aspects of the infrastructure to consider is a unicast or multicast-capable network. Unicast and multicast networks each have their use cases within the video surveillance industry and should be understood and considered when deploying a network. Unicast networking is straightforward and […]

08Feb 2019

One of the first questions that should be asked when designing a video system is “how important is the video?” One customer may only need their video stored for a short period of time, while others need a mission-critical solution with high-availability and system failover protection. A tradeoff of cost and needed functionality is at […]

31Dec 2018
Virtualization and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The physical security world is constantly evolving. The migration from analog to digital triggered significant changes in both the market and required skill set to support these newer technologies. As we usher in the new year, additional changes are on the horizon. While virtualization is not a new concept, hyperconverged infrastructure is becoming more and […]

30Nov 2018
security integrator costs

As with running any business, the cost to run a security company can be expensive. Payroll, fleet costs, tools, and equipment, along with rent and business technology, quickly add up and if not budgeted and monitored properly can affect the bottom line. Integrators also have to keep close tabs on the overall costs associated with […]

01Nov 2018
Architecture

Determining which type of architecture to deploy for an IP-based video surveillance system cannot be based upon a one-size fits all approach. It’s important to first understand your customer’s current network limitations and unique video data distribution needs. This approach is contrary to what many manufacturers indicate today, many of which exclusively promote their architecture […]

29Aug 2018

As Cannabis legalization spreads across the country, grower and dispensary operations have become an attractive investment opportunity. In the United States alone, the Cannabis sales are predicted to reach 11 billion in 2018 and up to 22 billion by the year 2022[1]. California is a state that has recently legalized Cannabis and requires strict compliance […]

02Mar 2018
BCDVideo Meltdown Spectre Response

In early January 2018, two major computer processor vulnerabilities were exposed. Dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, nearly every processor built in the last 20 years was left without basic security for its kernel memory – the protected core of an operating system. Due to the way processors handle speculative execution – how modern processors achieve accelerated […]

18Oct 2017
Drones for Video Surveillance

Drones appear to be a logical next step for video surveillance, however, their adoption in the industry has been slow. BCDVideo Vice President, Tom Larson, discusses the viability of robotics and drones for video surveillance and the challenges they need to overcome to see widespread acceptance. Robotics and Drones in Video Surveillance Today, we don’t […]