Proactive live video surveillance is hard. It's not only difficult to economically and effectively monitor thousands of high resolution IP video cameras. It's also a huge challenge to successfully build a video monitoring network and record, store, send, and manage terabytes of video security data.
Stealth's success in managing business network growth was the focus of a Time Warner Business Class (@TWCBusiness) interview that was part of the broadcast How Big Data & Fiber Can Transform your Business.
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Michael Harris of Kinetic Strategies interviewed Stealth Monitoring President David Charney. Here are edited comments from the first segment.
These days, it’s not a stretch to say a business is only as good as its network. With the right infrastructure in place, your company is ready to collaborate, innovate, and connect with customers and suppliers. On the flip side, when network performance slips, your organization loses its edge.
To thrive in this new network world, you need connections that can support anywhere, any-device access for the applications that matter most, like streaming video, big data analytics, and unified communications. And you need a network that can scale to support rapid growth.
According to the latest forecast from Cisco Systems, IP network traffic will grow 300 percent over the next five years. Likewise, broadband speeds are expected to double to keep up. Now when you drill down further into these numbers, you find that there are three kinds of traffic that are growing more quickly than others. It’s important to understand these three trends and prepare accordingly.
First, busy-hour Internet traffic is increasing more rapidly than average traffic. That means you need to be sure your network can scale to accommodate peak demand periods. Otherwise, you may not get the performance you need when it matters most during those critical business crunch times.
Second, metro traffic is expected to grow twice as fast as long-haul traffic. It’s a reminder to keep an eye on the performance of your wide area network connections among business sites.
And third, more than half of all IP traffic will come from non-PC devices within five years. Besides mobile devices, we’re talking about video cameras, sensors, and a long list of other network things.
Smart companies are investing in network performance now to drive innovation and increase their business velocity. In today’s podcast, we’ll learn from the leader of one of these businesses.
Stealth Monitoring is a cutting-edge company that’s leveraging new network infrastructure to drive its business. Based in Dallas, this family-owned business provides remote video-surveillance services to prevent and deter crime for hundreds of customers across North America.
Over the past five years, Stealth Monitoring has topped 50 percent year-over-year growth. Today, real-time video streams flow into their operations center from more than 9,000 security cameras. Since 2011, the company has partnered with Time Warner Cable Business Class to scale its network. David Charney is Stealth Monitoring’s president.
Stealth Monitoring is a security industry leader in live video surveillance with over 9,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Stealth proactive video monitoring can detect and deter crime in cities in the U.S. and Canada while reducing security guard and other expenses. Stealth's virtual security guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance Stealth operator can see unusual activity , activate a speaker warning to deter criminals, and call the local police.