4 Ways New Imaging Technologies are Redefining Video Surveillance System Designs
Samsung Vice President of Sales in North America Tom Cook discusses the four ways new technologies are redefining IP system design.
3. Cost — Tight or decreasing budgets force the end user to look closely at the TCO (total cost of ownership) and ROI (return on investment) when making security system purchases. The wide variety of available video surveillance camera choices can further complicate the process, as well as the decision to upgrade to an all IP system, or implement a hybrid solution.
Hybrid solutions further help preserve existing investments in infrastructure by deferring or eliminating the need to rip and replace systems that are still useful and functional. The development of new 1280H analog video surveillance cameras is making the hybrid solution a clearer decision for many system designers and end users. 1280H format cameras are equipped with CMOS megapixel sensors and deliver outstanding image quality even in challenging lighting and weather conditions, making them an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor applications.
4. Integration — Of the many design benefits derived from new and advanced digital video surveillance cameras, one of the most significant is their capability to integrate with any one of a number of third-party software applications to create an intelligent camera that provides customized system functionality.
As an example, the open platform framework of select cameras, such as Samsung’s WiseNetIII IP cameras, allows the direct installation on the camera of any one of a number of applications that provide advanced functions.
Apps represent an innovative, economical way for users to ensure their video surveillance systems meet their specific system needs, compliance and/or regulations, and more with the flexibility to add specific features that deliver enhanced intelligence at the edge when and where they want.
In terms of redefining IP system design, the wisdom of loading cameras with applications is that information provided by the surveillance is no longer confined to a single purpose but rather can be applied to meet a variety of needs and requirements. The data has the power to help drive business decisions such as loss prevention strategies, guard deployments or product placement marketing initiatives. Apps can be loaded on any camera located anywhere on the network to quickly and easily address safety, security or business issues.
Well designed video surveillance systems add to an organization’s overall safety and security and new imaging technologies that deliver optimal performance and TCO are redefining those guidelines.
Tom Cook is Vice President of Sales, North America, for Samsung Techwin America. He can be contacted at tom.cook@SamsungSecurity.com.
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