May 13, 2010
In a down economy, high unemployment rates and tumbling stock prices are not the only factors that you have to worry about—increasing crime rates are another crucial factor. It seems inevitable that whenever things get a little tough the number of robberies, violent crimes, and other related activities are sure to come. But there is a silver lining, and that is the growing technology of video surveillance.
According to market research firm, IMS Research, the video surveillance storage market is expected to reach $5.6 billion within the next three years. Although DVR systems are the current heavy hitter in the surveillance world, the sophisticated digital wave of new surveillance technologies such as IP SANs (Storage Area Networks) and Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) are on the rise. This is because surveillance networks as well as VSaaS are much more scalable and flexible than that of traditional analog solutions.
However that does not mean that DVR solutions are a thing of the past, there are many end-users that prefer the analog approach. But with the technology of security solutions increasing every day, it seems that the future of the surveillance security industry is digital.
June 16, 2009
We have teamed with NUUO, a leading video software maker, to launch the new Falcon Hybrid N Series. This solution is ideal for security administrators looking to incorporate the latest IP technologies, while still supporting existing analog investments. The Falcon N supports up to 64 recording channels, up to 8TB of video storage capacity, and integrates advanced NUUO digital video software, including Central Management System (CMS).
Want to learn more about the benefits of having a hybrid surveillance platform? Leave a comment, and we’ll be in touch shortly.
February 10, 2009
You just installed two dozen high resolution cameras in your surveillance system. You got your video management software, your video servers, and your storage. So what else do you need to consider?
Bytes: Define your storage requirements upfront. You don’t want to exceed storage space two months down the road. Here are some critical factors that impact storage decisions: data traffic, redundancy, archive time, and processing power and speed.
Cameras: Choose the right cameras for your project and make sure all the key components are compatible with each other. Also, determine if the management software supports what you need. The type of camera you use will impact the amount of storage you require, so consider these:
- Image size
- Frame per second (FPS)
- Compression type
- % of compression
- Amount of motion
- Event recording vs. continuous recording
- # of recording hours per day
Action: Now put these pieces to work. The key to designing a flexible surveillance solution is to choose a system that is scalable and will grow as your needs grow. Don’t lock yourself into a proprietary system that will limit you from customizing and upgrading. Learn how to avoid these limitations with this video.