More businesses in all industries are upgrading to IP surveillance platforms for a number of different reasons:
Robust Search Capabilities
Because video footage is stored and archived digitally, recording can be accessed at a moment’s notice. In the event of an incident, your organization will be able to pull precise video footage based on an exact time and date without having to review hours of tape to find what you’re looking for. You can also easily share video clips by saving them to an external drive or disc or by uploading them to a shared cloud or network drive.
Simplified Storage and Network Convergence
An IP surveillance platform enables your team to store your footage locally to your existing servers and storage infrastructure. This allows you to unify your networking, server and storage infrastructure, true convergence over IP. No longer do you need power, separate support contracts, hardware recording devices, and special cabling. Also, with enough space you can save weeks, months, and even years’ worth of footage on what is today relatively low cost SATA hard drives. IP systemseven allow remote viewing in real-time, allowing your team to see what’s going on at any moment and from any camera.
Improved Image Quality
Digital archival capabilities deliver higher quality footage when compared to what’s possible with analog cameras. With scalable resolutions ranging from 720p to 4k (and even higher with special IP cameras), an IP surveillance platform allows you to customize the video quality based on your unique needs. At the same time, digital video quality does not degrade when stored for extended periods of time as with film. Cameras can also be equipped with infrared night vision in order to capture detailed video of events that occur after the sun goes down or in poorly lit locations.
The exact capabilities of your IP surveillance network will depend on the cameras you purchase, of course. This is one area where you may want to budget more for the initial setup in order to install top of the line equipment. This is because when you upgrade your system, you will be purchasing all new hardware. Upgrading the software that runs your IP surveillance system won’t have any effect on what the cameras can do—it won’t improve their image quality or add additional capability to the hardware. Spending more upfront may allow you to put off upgrading your system and save money in the long run.
A Converged Network
One of the premium benefits of choosing Be Structured as your video surveillance partner is that our team has the capabilities to develop a holistic network solution which incorporates your security platform. We can install cameras with motion detectors that alert your team via email that motion has been detected in specific areas of your facility without triggering alarms beforehand. At Be Structured, our overarching goal is to simplify your technology platform without sacrificing security or reliability.
Our IP surveillance solutions are a critical part of achieving that goal by tying a robust security platform into your larger network solution. As with any security solution Be Structured offers, we will work with you and your team to create a customized IP surveillance network that provides security camera coverage in all of the areas you need it in.