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Five Ways for Improved Security and Business Intelligence
A new installation or system upgrade may be best accomplished in stages, depending on budget constraints, hiring or training requirements, operational disruptions, and other factors.
Fremont, CA: Integrated surveillance and security network services are extensively acknowledged as the industry standard for today's workplace applications, offering various functional and economical advantages. These systems are increasingly being used in applications that go beyond traditional security for a more proactive approach to video surveillance leveraging new business information sources and big data, in addition to their original usage. The higher image quality of today's cameras and additional functions such as embedded analytics that were not available with prior systems are driving this change to proactive security. Let us look at five tips for designing and implementing your system:
Clearly Define Storage Needs
Higher-resolution cameras with higher video frame rates necessitate more network bandwidth and storage space, resulting in a higher overall cost. This is a real cost-benefit issue that can significantly impact the final cost of your system installation. You can manage these costs by only recording motion-activated or alarmed cameras at full resolution and fast frame rates using an advanced VMS solution and the latest compression technologies, which cost-effectively optimizes both network and server utilization without degrading video quality.
Define Operational Goals and Challenges
A video surveillance system requires a thorough understanding of how it will be used to achieve the intended ROI. After that, the benefits must be articulated to the C-suite to gain permission and finance. To help determine the specifications of your new or enhanced surveillance system, you must first understand all operational goals.
Move at Your Own Pace
A new installation or system upgrade may be best accomplished in stages, depending on budget constraints, hiring or training requirements, operational disruptions, and other factors. For example, consider putting cameras and supporting devices where they are most needed to address urgent difficulties and gradually add to the core system. This scenario allows enterprises to start modestly based on their surveillance and security requirements, reducing the first financial load and giving the initial capital investment more time to maximize the total.
Remove Licensing Requirements
Most surveillance and security software systems come with license requirements, software upgrade plans, and service agreements, all of which can add up to a lot of money over time. Therefore, it's vital that you grasp all of the prices and specifics of those licensing requirements. Of course, the ideal option is to choose solutions that do not require license agreements, as this will save money both during installation and over time.
Future Integration Needs
Look for VMS solutions with open architecture, which can more readily handle third-party integrations, giving you more flexibility and saving money when introducing new system features. In addition, leading providers offer various solutions to enhance functionality, automate standard processes, and meet project requirements. When feasible, use them to your advantage.
Hackers have learned that networked surveillance and security systems are typically the fastest way into an organization's network data. The most typical cause of these assaults is failure to change factory passwords on devices during installation and/or failure to upgrade device firmware, both of which are simple to handle at the start of a project. Make that your surveillance, security, and any IoT devices connected to your security system infrastructure have hardened architecture and data encryption capabilities, as well as that they follow your company's cybersecurity rules and procedures.