BCD’s blog covers a wide range of topics focusing on security and video surveillance to provide guidance to our customers and partners.
BCD announced they will be partnering with Tiger Technology to provide Surveillance HA, an on-premises zero-loss failover solution for Milestone XProtect ® appliances. This solution utilizes Tiger Technology’s plug-in integrated with BCD’s trusted hardware to cluster two servers together to detect failover and ensure that when one server fails, another is ready to bridge the data gap and continue recording.
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...
BCD Announces Release of Milestone XProtect ® Rapid Review Analytics Servers in Collaboration with NIT, an Ingram Micro Company
This series consists of four standalone analytics servers that have been designed, tested, and validated in BCD’s testing centers to withstand some of the most demanding video surveillance applications. Within the META region, this product portfolio will be made available exclusively through NIT, an Ingram Micro company (NIT), and a leading distributor of complete IP surveillance and security solutions across the region.
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.