Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance has had a steady rise since the last decade. More organizations now opt for video Surveillance security measures for the following reasons:

  • Reliability
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Post-event investigation

It’s no secret that when aware of being monitored, people are less likely to commit a crime. Unconcealed security cameras tend to dissuade intruders.

Despite being one of the most used and adequate security systems, video surveillance is also susceptible to circumstances and manipulations.

Here are the top four video surveillance challenges, along with proposed solutions.

Time and Manpower

When conducting a post-event investigation, it takes time and a painful amount of concentration to scan through hours of video feed.

Live feeds take even more time and extra staffing to monitor effectively.

An overly quick scan could result in the oversight of crucial evidence. It’s especially difficult for house owners in charge of monitoring their home security feed.

Data Management

Data management is essential to any security system.

If you could afford a team to monitor your video feed, they’d still have to deal with the rush and integration of incoming data from multiple cameras.

Data rush impacts the credibility of threat assessment and detection. While data rush is an organic surveillance challenge, outdated surveillance systems and software further heighten this problem.

Data Storage

The world reportedly generates a daily average of 4000 petabytes worth of data via surveillance.

As expected, video surveillance creates heavy data. It gets bulkier when running a 24/7 surveillance operation with an audio feed.

For reference purposes every footage needs to be:

  • Stored
  • Cataloged
  • Backed up.

But thanks to cloud storage technology, you don’t have to constantly replace your hard disks for a bigger one. However, you’d still need to pay for your cloud subscriptions.

Security Problems.

Video surveillance equipment can’t protect itself from vandalism, and they’re just as susceptible to cyber-attacks as every other IT system.

To keep your security cameras working for you rather than against you, do well to protect your surveillance software with a solid and updated firewall.

You can also try concealing some of your security cameras to protect them from getting spotted and vandalized.

The Ultimate Solution.

You can take certain precautions to prevent some of the challenges listed above, but it’s safer to let an expert handle your surveillance needs.

At Praetector, our experts will gladly walk you through various security stages and preventive measures for your video surveillance systems.

Contact us today, and let’s get started.