A video surveillance system has specialized needs when it comes to information technology (IT). While a digital video system may use the same technologies as other IT systems, they are configured differently and with the specific needs of video surveillance in mind.
Video is a more demanding environment and puts a heavier workload on every part of an IT system. Given the stress, and especially in the case of a larger enterprise system, things can begin to break. Choosing the right equipment for the job ensures greater dependability over time.
Let’s look at how the specialized needs of a video surveillance system impact which IT technologies are deployed and how they are used. This Technology Report was produced with the help of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a provider of communications, networking, and cloud solutions. Additional commentary is provided by Stone Security, an integrator that specializes in physical security systems for professional and enterprise class customers.