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The newest whitepaper is now available from VideoSurveillance.com - introducing Solutions by Role: A Quick Guide to Increased Security. This comprehensive overview looks into video surveillance system management from the perspective of five positions within an organization:
- Small business owner
- IT director
- General manager
- Security director
- Construction project manager
Each section looks at the security challenges faced by businesses, the ways in which modern video surveillance systems can help improve security and business operations, and a list of frequently asked questions.
IT departments are increasingly taking responsibility for the researching, purchasing, and managing of video surveillance systems. Before your team tackles this new project, do you know the three challenges most IT departments face and how to prevent them?
A joint study by Axis Communications and ESG (Enterprise Strategy Group) found three common challenges IT departments face when managing a surveillance system: searching for video files in archived footage, managing the volume of data, and the impact of an IP system on their network's bandwidth. Read the research brief from Axis and ESG.
The best way to manage the impact of a surveillance system on your bandwidth will depend on your system's design. The best option is to separate your system's video and data traffic onto a different LAN or VLAN from the rest of your business. Additionally, your network should be gigabit or 10gig speeds. If that's not an option, or the system is still slow, take a look at these settings:
Our security experts can help evaluate your system and suggest ways to improve bandwidth performance. Want to learn more about IT challenges, or get expert advice on managing data and security? Download our free IT Guide to Video Surveillance.
In a first-of-its kind whitepaper, VideoSurveillance has authored an 18 page guide to video surveillance systems for Information Technology professionals. Whether your department has been asked to design a system from scratch, to improve a current system, or take over data management, this guide has the information you need.
We cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Where to start if you've inherited a system
- Design tips & common mistakes to avoid
- How to avoid overwhelming your network's bandwidth
- Keeping your network secure with an IP system
- Steps for ongoing system maintenance
- Planning for future system expansion
IT departments commonly cite three challenges when managing a video surveillance system: how to search through and archive data, how to control the quickly growing amount of data your system can collect, and how to mitigate the impact on network bandwidth.
We'll ask you many questions to help you think through the design, implementation, and management process, using knowledge gained from years working with surveillance systems. You'll learn how to avoid the most common mistakes, how to keep your network secure while utilizing the benefits of IP systems, what to think about when creating your upgrade plan, and more.