As the security industry embraces 4K, Ultra HD and other high-resolution imaging formats with high bitrates, recording and storing surveillance video has become one of the main challenges facing end users and systems integrators.
This self-developed chipset delivers stellar video surveillance with key features that include 150 dB WDR performance, clear images in low-light locations, extensive bandwidth savings, a convenient USB port, various analytics, dual SD card slots and accurate stabilization.
Much has been written about the significant bandwidth and storage savings H.264 provides when compared to MJPEG or MPEG4 Part 2. A related topic is the various ways H.264 can be configured and the resulting impact to image quality. Resolution, lighting, scene activity, bit rate, rate type, I-frame interval and compression all dramatically change how image quality is captured, transmitted and stored.
For Chris Hugman, it is both simple and complex. “You can better manage bandwidth. You can store security video more efficiently,” he says. But with any tech advance, complexities – some hidden while others are more visible – can make or break an installation.
When it comes to security video, memory lane started with a videocassette. Today, tried and true storage comes in myriad shapes and sizes. Choice, however, comes with challenges. As an enterprise security leader, what do you need to store today, how can storage scale up when needed, what’s the total cost of ownership, how can storage handle video streaming from higher resolution cameras and the needs of retrieval for forensics and business uses? Then there is the question of security of the stored video, especially when it comes to hosted storage, regulations, requirements and privacy issues.