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How to Select A Security Video Management Solution

Posted by Amy Hite on Nov 16, 2016

Security video management is a necessary part of an effective surveillance system. The right video management software or service can augment your surveillance cameras and increase the safety of your multifamily apartment complex, government building, car dealership, shopping center, medical mall, self-storage facility, warehouse, or other commercial property.

Often the most effective security video management solution is an outsourced service like Stealth Monitoring that uses sophisticated video analytics software along with high-tech control rooms, gigabit Internet bandwidth, and redundant architecture for enterprise-level features, service, and support.

If you have a large IT department and seek to install and maintain your own surveillance video management, there are a variety of options. Security Magazine released a guide to help large enterprises select the right security video management solution for their business. The first recommended action was to look at the big picture. Who will run the software and can they implement it? Would implementing the security video management software require external help? How much would it cost? Do a full evaluation of your surveillance video management needs. The guide also recommended that managers complete a risk assessment. This may lead you to update the surveillance cameras on site and security protocols.

The security video management guide emphasized the importance of clearly identifying your expectations. Sometimes a company’s expectations may simply be too expensive and not in the capital expenses budget. You may not have the internal technical expertise to evaluate, configure, test, and maintain security video software as part of a new or existing IP camera network. You may have to accept fewer software features than you initially desired. Communicate all your mandatory requirements to your staff or service partner.

There are two different ways you can store surveillance video. You can either choose cloud-based Internet storage or on-site security video storage. One factor that impacts this decision is the large amount of data bandwidth and storage video requirements. You’ll want to design a security video management solution that enables your surveillance cameras to record and save video as much as possible despite occasional problems with Internet and wireless connections or bandwidth, or NVR (networked video recorder) or DVR outages.

A security video management solution is just like any other business investment. It will need regular maintenance and often upgrades and expansions. This process is similar to any other big project. You may have to bring in a specialist to advise the best course of action. At some point, your company may increase the amount of surveillance cameras or upgrade your existing security cameras. It is important to factor this into your security video management solution. Such maintenance and growth is taken care of by an outsourced video service provider.

Stealth Monitoring is a security industry leader in live video surveillance with over 15,000 video cameras watched nationwide. Stealth services include security camera, network, and video management. Stealth proactive video monitoring can detect and deter crime in cities while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity in real-time and call the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information on outsourced security video management to protect your business. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at commercial properties.