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

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

Easy integrations possible with Mirasys VMS

To make integration with third party devices easy and to help expand your surveillance system with new functionalities, Mirasys provides you with a Software Develop Kit (SDK).  Mirasys SDK package includes programming applications to control, communicate and exchange data with multiple systems such as access control, intruder alarm, fire alarms, POS, ATM and alarm monitoring … More Easy integrations possible with Mirasys VMS

Bandwidth – getting it right to maximise your IP system

When dealing with security systems you will often find yourself working with large amounts of data that has to be transported across networks from camera to server to viewing station. All of this data has to be managed and accounted for or viewing and recording quality will drop. A number of tech support calls result … More Bandwidth – getting it right to maximise your IP system