Securing IP video surveillance systems from hacking

A number of concerns have been raised recently regarding the security of IP video surveillance systems. In this blog we discuss these concerns as it is extremely important that they are taken seriously. The great irony for companies is that implementation of security may, in fact, become their most vulnerable asset. Therefore, it is critical … More Securing IP video surveillance systems from hacking

What you need to know when choosing an ANPR system

Many of the ANPR solutions up until recently have been based on closed systems with a specially designed camera and a box that outputs number plates to a screen or ticket. Right now many of the VMS manufacturers have found it easy to incorporate number plate recognition software into their recording platforms and offer it … More What you need to know when choosing an ANPR system

Storage Options

Building a functional and secure surveillance system requires a clear and detailed understanding of storage solutions and the network. Storage options depend hugely on what type of cameras are used as well as FPS, resolution and codec. The best way to work out storage is to use the camera manufacturer storage calculator as each camera … More Storage Options

How to make sure that your security system is working effectively?

It is important to be aware of any fault that can make your surveillance system vulnerable and to understand if it is working properly. Potential faults: Poor lighting Site audio not working No camera image Camera image distorted Detection triggered by foliage Loss of connection Server problems Alarms not working correctly The above are just … More How to make sure that your security system is working effectively?

How the H.265 camera codec can affect storage requirements

When designing an IP surveillance system storage is an important part of the design, which if overlooked can cause a number of technical problems. The move away from analogue cameras and the rapid increase in video resolutions and image quality for IP surveillance systems has created a need for more storage. A few years ago … More How the H.265 camera codec can affect storage requirements

How to keep your surveillance system running smoothly while you are away this summer

You may be taking some annual leave this summer to relax and enjoy the sun. Before you go away, there are few things that need to be checked to ensure that your surveillance systems run smoothly. 1. Check for existing faults Before you leave for your holidays, check the state of your system and make … More How to keep your surveillance system running smoothly while you are away this summer

Contingency planning – best practices to reduce disruption in your surveillance system

In the last post we highlighted the main aspects of a contingency plan as a tool for any organisation to prevent system failures and mitigate their impact on daily operations. In this article we analyse how these principles apply to a Video Management System to address threats and possible failures. VMS contingencies are linked to … More Contingency planning – best practices to reduce disruption in your surveillance system