Network Based Video Surveillance Drives Security

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The internet protocol provides a mechanism where data is delivered between computer devices on different networks. As people worldwide suddenly become anxious about security, network video surveillance has more advantages over analogue and digital video recorder systems. One such system is the IPVision Software's Virtual Video Recorder (VVR) that has an in-built camera, video processing capabilities and IT standard networked attached storage (NAS) solutions.

IPVision software manages and controls modernized security systems with its architecture to maximize security capabilities. Apart from security surveillance cameras, it can also be integrated with other external systems like access controls, alarm systems, image and data analysis systems.

Basic surveillance systems are expensive, hard to scale and deploy, expanding the system is more than just the cameras. Customers have to consider the recording servers, databases, operating system and providing backend support. "With VVR's, NAS capabilities, video footage is indexed and recorded directly to storage without the need of having costly recording servers," says George Choge, director/technical consultant with Basesys Solution ltd, the local distributor for IPVision software and VVRs.

This means less equipment and software license is needed to deploy and maintain this network based security surveillance system. VVRs reduces time taken to review lots of surveillance video when need be, due to the availability of search query tools for example by time, location or event in which the video was captured.

In addition, VVR control software has the ability of managing live and recorded video, remote communication, and even buzzing open doors and locking down facilities, from one's desktop PC, notebook, or wireless 3G smartphone.

With powerful hd megapixels cameras , VVR has been used to secure over USD 2 billion worth of infrastructure in Orlando Union Commission (OUC). The company provides water and generates electricity to more than 342,000 residents of Orlando and St. Cloud Florida.

Health care facilities can also deploy this security tool especially as their responsibility shifts well beyond treating patients. Apart from surveillance, VVR can be integrated with access controls and other systems to protect the safety of health operations. For example expensive medical equipment, controlled substances, and other assets.Video has been an efficient tool for mass transit, monitoring traffic for general safety and situation awareness. There is maximum bandwidth utilization with VVR; it allows several numbers of cameras to be installed in dispersed geographical sites and entire fleets of mobile assets (buses, trucks and even trains). From a centralized control centre, through VVR software transport video are easy to monitor via networks compared to the proprietary DVRs.

This story, "Network Based Video Surveillance Drives Security" was originally published by CIO.

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