Expert discusses importance of a well-structured and managed surveillance infrastructure

Why is a well-structured and managed surveillance infrastructure so important?
Selecting an IP surveillance solution is about more than just picking a camera and a VMS. To manage all your security needs, you need a unified tool that can offer a comprehensive single platform for video, access control, communications, alarms, analytics and other emerging physical security technologies. Authorities are looking for solutions that will address not only their immediate security concerns, but also intelligence and operations. Consider how the choice of a VMS today will impact what you will be able to achieve as your environment and technology requirements evolve over time. Scalability, deep integration of the latest IP cameras, readiness to support the computational needs of HD and 4K video, and adaptability to complex network topologies and new storage solutions are all becoming important demands when choosing a modern security platform.
Video surveillance solutions are also getting smarter and are providing more than just live video feeds or recorded clips. A unified platform that is integrated with state-of-the-art security devices collects an incredible amount of data that can be turned into actionable intelligence to help you move beyond visual security into understanding your whole environment. Cybersecurity is one of the most important considerations when deploying a video surveillance solution. A poorly secured camera, unencrypted communications between a server and client application, or out-of-date firmware can all be exploited by cybercriminals. It’s critical to have a unified platform that employs a security strategy which protects your system against both physical and cyberthreats with multiple layers of defence including encryption, multi-factor authentication and authorisation.

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