CCTV has become a vital fabric woven into an overall security solution. Whilst use is now commonplace many installations are poorly designed, installed and maintained.
Used correctly CCTV is more than just a tool for asset protection. Through the use of AI, video images can be analysed for multiple reasons including automatic number plate reading (ANPR), crowd management, retail experience, behavioural analytics, and most imortantly in these times of a Pandemic assiting with building occupancy and temperature readings.
As a business we understand these benefits and how they could help your business, whilst still providing the vital basics such as the correct camera for a particular environment and camera positioning.
What is the right fit for your business?
Its depends on your requirement, but there are 3 popular methods of video surveillance delivery
Network Video Recorder
An NVR is the most basic and cost-effective solution. It centrally stores images on a recorder with locally connected cameras and is either accessed directly using a monitor or by using software produced by the manufacturer to access remotely.
An NVR solution would mean generally entail that the cameras and the recorder are from a single manufacturer limiting options on the type of camera and system resilience.
Server Based Video Management Software
Some organisations have a specific set of requirements for a video surveillance system. This solution means that all the benefits and accessibility of a server system are true for the CCTV.
Failover and resilience of power supplies and hard drives in a server-based system mean CCTV images of critical importance can be protected, plus network-based architecture can mean that the delivery to the end-user is based on their permissions within the organisation.
Hosted Video Surveillance.
VSaaS, is a relatively new recording and delivery method for CCTV. Whilst most business applications have been migrating to the cloud for many years, the complexity and cost of transporting large image files have limited its expansion somewhat.
But with ever bigger bandwidth delivery now available for businesses and clever video compression, the benefits of VSaaS will only grow.
Less on-site hardware means fewer costs, while hosted means enterprise-level resilience and security for your solution with better accessibility from any type of device.