THE SURVEILLANCE DILEMMA
Protecting property, people and assets has sharpened focus on the convergence of IT and physical security infrastructure. Surveillance mandates and best practices are requiring longer retention periods and higher video resolution requirements to support investigations of criminal and terrorist activities. This has driven an unprecedented need for secure, reliable, and high-quality searchable video evidence around the clock.
Businesses and government agencies are driving demand to broadly deploy digital video surveillance systems with capabilities that include panoramic, high-definition IP-based cameras, Digital and Network Video Recorders, video management software, indexing applications, facial recognition technology, big data analysis and the storage media to capture and retain it all for as much as 365 days.
And in turn, these demands have created storage management challenges for digital video surveillance, including:
- Maximized storage efficiency and scale as part of a video management solution
- Increased capacity to meet the growth of live and retained high-definition streams
- Increased density to fit within the constraints of the surveillance control environment
- Increased performance for capture as well as multi-stream playback and search
- Reduced total cost of ownership
- Continuous surveillance operations