Surveillance Systems are for piece of mind by protecting the assets of the facility. By having video cameras on the premises and recording video, you are letting people know you are serious about your facilities' security.
You can install video cameras around your facility and create a closed circuit telelvision (CCTV) loop of all the cameras installed in the facility. Some facility managers will only display the camera feeds on monitors in the facility. However, the video feeds from the cameras can be saved by a video management systems. Storage devices include local hard drives, networks, thumb drives or any device that can store electronic data.
Video Management Systems can integrate all the cameras in your facility to be able to do an assortment of programmable activities. You can set the cameras to record all the time, or record only when motion is detected by the camera. The Video Management system can also allow different users to connect to the system either via a local intranet, or even over the internet. Of course the internet can be secured for only users with established accounts.
Surveillance systems can also be integrated into other building automation like access control, lighting control, and HVAC automation. Surveillance systems can connect to other systems through open protocols, like BACNet. The systems are secured but can communicate internally to your network.
By using open protocols systems, you can toggle your cameras on when doors are opened or closed. You can also toggle the lights to come on once the proper credentials have been used on an access control system.
Surveillance Systems are greatly improving with the technology that is present in the market. Before video surveillance systems were extremely expensive and therefore only select facilities could afford the cost of the systems. Nowadays, technology has brought to us cheaper components and has drastically reduced the costs of surveillance systems. In addition, networks are able to transmit higher volumes of data at a faster pace. High resolution images can be transmitted across a network with ease.
With high resolution images, we can take the video feeds and splice out individual screenshots and can enlarge the images to bring to highlight various people who have entered the facilities. Even communities are using video surveillance systems to reduce the number of officers on the streets and have the officers centralized on video banks for crowd management.
Facility owners and managers have a broad selection of options today without not only cameras but the video management systems. Camera resolution can be high resolution. Videos can be directly stored on high capacity hard drives and looped to write over previous data. With the capacity of hard drives today, your hard drive maybe able to store 6 months to a years worth of data depending on the resolution you are recording. The software platforms for video management systems has greatly improved and as technology expands the software is able to offer more and more features for your use. Video surveillance is an expanding industry and based on the affordability of system devices, more and more facilities will expand to use surveillance systems.
Digital Air Control is an integrator of surveillance systems and can design and install you video systems for you. We can assist you in the device selections, interfaces and develop the software management systems for you. Contact us today to see how we can assist your surveillance needs.