IDIS Strengthens the Integrity of Video Surveillance With IDIS Critical Failover
Multilayered protection from IDIS strengthens fault tolerance and protects key video surveillance operations.
A powerful new suite of features from IDIS delivers comprehensive failover capabilities and peace-of-mind to users of the manufacturer’s innovative technology. Bringing together existing, improved, and new failover features, IDIS addresses multiple threats to crucial video surveillance operations with IDIS Critical Failover: five capabilities that strengthen the fault tolerance of your CCTV infrastructure. IDIS Critical Failover adds yet another easy to use set of tools to its DirectIP™ Total Solution, with five layers of protection: Temporary Smart Failover, Smart Failover, Storage Redundancy, NVR Failover, and Dual Power Supply.
Temporary Smart Failover protects against network instability through the use of an internal recording session buffer (of at least 60MB). During a brief network issue, data is stored in the buffer and sent once the link is determined to be available again, ensuring that no data is lost or discarded.
Smart Failover provides protection against longer network issues, such as a complete failure of the link between the camera and the NVR. When the IP camera and NVR become disconnected, the camera begins recording to an internal SD card. It records at the original quality until half of the SD card is filled up and then adjusts the quality to ensure a full 24 hours of footage is captured on just a 32GB card. H.265 cameras add support for SDXC cards, with a theoretical limit of 2TB. Once the network link is restored, all of the footage is automatically transferred to the NVR, leaving no incident unrecorded.
Storage Redundancy protects against the failure of a hard drive within your NVR (DR-8364D), and the resulting loss of footage, through native support of RAID 1 and RAID 5. With RAID 1 support, the NVR stores two identical copies of the data, so if one disk fails, the data is retrieved from the second one. RAID 5 stores the data and additional parity data in separate locations, providing the same redundancy, but more efficiently than RAID 1.
NVR Failover protects against the failure of the entire NVR, which a second standby NVR. Both the primary and standby NVR continuously monitor one another to quickly switch to the functioning NVR during a failure, reducing the risk of data loss and decreasing failover response times.
Native Dual Power Supplies (DR-8364D) protects against the failure on the NVRs power supply and the loss of all footage potentially recorded during the outage. With dual power supplies, there is a second power supply operating and ready to power the NVR if the first one fails. Since both power supplies operate simultaneously, there is no delay or data loss if one of the supplies fails.
If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!
Security Is Our Business, Too
For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.
A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!