Video Surveillance Storage – New Ways to Solve Old Problems
In the past, this was accomplished via video cassette tapes – lots and lots of video cassette tapes. The next technological advancement was to use computer hard disk drives. This reduced costs by eliminating the video tapes, the daily or weekly labor associated with tape rotation as well as the costs of off-site storage. In addition, this greatly decreased the time it took to retrieve a specific incident for playback. The video surveillance markets rapid move towards the wide spread adoption of IP-enabled devices and IT technologies has provided improvements in the quality of the stored video, the length of time or retention of the stored video while reducing the cost of storage and improving the overall reliability of the video surveillance system.