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Three Tips for Improved Video Surveillance in Workplace
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 networked systems are widely 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. Here are four tips for improved video surveillance:
Optimize Security Budgets
Budgets are a determining factor in almost every business, and most security professionals are unwilling to forgo features, quality, or efficacy to keep their company secure. However, finding the best solution that solves problems and fits into budgets can be complicated. Choose a video management system (VMS) with no recurring costs that support an open platform for easy integrations and scalability to save money.
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 effectively control 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 network and server utilization without degrading video quality.
Hackers have realized 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.