Video analytics settings

Video analytics are used to examine particular data and events in order to increase your security systems  efficiency. It is important when creating an effective system to create accurate VCA settings and to customise the design based on each scenario and security objectives.  In this blog we will examine best practices for different scenarios. People … More Video analytics settings

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

Contingency planning

The goal of contingency planning is to be prepared, so that in the event of an emergency you can respond efficiently; building a resilient infrastructure minimises the impact of any disruption of critical functions. The process to develop and maintain an IT contingency plan is based on the following steps: – Develop the contingency planning policy … More Contingency planning

Mirasys Storyboard – export one single video and reduce bandwidth

In the previous blog we covered how to export media in order to preserve the data or to hand it over to the authorities for evidence. The way we present the exported footage has become increasingly important. With high resolution cameras and digital zoom being used to enhance footage within our interface Spotter, often it … More Mirasys Storyboard – export one single video and reduce bandwidth

Searching Footage

Most security cameras are  unmonitored, they are there to record events and not used to alert security of events in progress. This makes it important that any user can search footage at increased speeds and search for events that they may have otherwise missed. If a car is broken into at a  car park then … More Searching Footage