As our decades of experience has shown, not all security cameras are the same and certainly not all video management systems (VMS) are alike.
Coming up with a final configuration that works for your organization – including costs and your security goals – means weighing many different variables. A quick fix or “out-of-the-box” approach by an installer could mean an ineffective or useless system. This results in a
security vulnerability and headaches in trying to get resolution or starting the project over.
Cameras and servers come out of the box, but real solutions typically do not. They require listening, understanding and being a partner.
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To offer some clarity, camera specs like Storage Rates, Total Storage and Camera Traffic, vary by a model’s compression and resolution values. Another factor affecting these values is scene-capacity levels, which vary from low to medium to high, depending on your needs.
This matters in our ability to design a solution that aligns a specially configured server with these camera needs, showing spare capacity levels as available.
As another consideration, the size of camera lenses determines what views are available based on what you need to capture. For example, if you require a two-foot view of a given target, a camera 42 feet from that target will need a 100mm lens. You can see how the correct lens focal length is critical to designing and effective video surveillance system.
All of this is to demonstrate how being a true integrator and designer of solutions can make a tremendous difference. Cameras and servers come out of the box, but real solutions typically do not. They require listening, understanding and being a partner.
Here are some questions to consider:
- What type of surveillance goals are you trying to accomplish? Does your project involve indoor or outdoor needs? How much detail or space needs capturing? What about storage and bandwidth needs?
- How many cameras are ultimately needed? Which make or models work best and how about compression, resolution and scene requirements?
- How does this affect your server options? Examples run from operating systems (Windows OS or Linux OS), alarm inputs, redundant power supply or client software hosting.
Advanced Global Communications in Louisville, KY is available at 502-583-6000 or by contacting support. If needed, we can arrive onsite to help with resolution, offer advice or listen to your needs, bringing your system into proper focus.