It’s 2010: Be Careful with your Convergence
My preferences still lean to open source video and card access hardware, software and storage appliances. Those preferences are based on the network and server capabilities and topologies at my disposal. I also have server and network administrator support for security technology solutions that aren’t available to all decision makers in the enterprise. Open source makes sense for me as I’m fortunate to have a team of network administrators, software developers and server administrators available to me at no cost. It would be foolish not to leverage those resources for access control, alarm monitoring, and IP video. However, this was not always the case.