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Surveillance Challenges IT Departments Face

Published by Marie on September 10, 2015 4:16 PM

IT-Directors-Blog-Image-9-10-15.jpgIT 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.

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