Now is the time to consider how your surveillance footage is being stored and if the methods you use are effective and efficient.
Storage Options for Your Surveillance Footage
There are a few factors that will impact the type of surveillance storage solutions you can and should use. This includes your current infrastructure, your budget, and the size of your facility or location. Other factors include camera quantity, camera type, frame rates, compression standards, desired length of storage, motion detection, and the estimate of the desired resolution.
In the past, surveillance footage was stored with a DVR. Unfortunately, there are limitations with this method and the results are less than ideal. Today, though, there are other storage options, which include:
· DAS – direct attached storage
· SAN – storage area network
· NAS – network attached storage
All these are possible options for storing your surveillance data and they each have unique installation requirements. Making a decision about what is right for your business depends on all the factors mentioned above.
Work with the Professionals to Find the Right Security Storage Option
If you want to ensure you are using the best and most efficient security storage option, you should work with security professionals in your local area. They can evaluate the technology you have in place now and make recommendations if there are better options to consider for storing your security camera footage.