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With the rapid pace of digitalization, an increasing number of traditional video surveillance methods are becoming obsolete. The integration of modern technology in the video surveillance industry allows companies to reduce operational inefficiencies, minimize costs, and deliver better service to customers.

Enterprise video surveillance systems need to be secure, efficient, and able to scale to hundreds of cameras. However, enterprise systems have historically faced challenges with these crucial factors. Today, the growing demand for speed, processing power, and storage capabilities is shaping the future of enterprise video surveillance.

Advanced AI capabilities

Over recent years, deep learning capabilities have been integrated into video surveillance system networks. Artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled systems are able to alter how data is captured, and can use this data to drive actionable insights.

For video surveillance, AI and machine learning create the ability to respond to threats and alerts in real-time. For instance, surveillance systems can be adapted to distinguish differences in shapes, patterns, and colors, which can help enterprises in taking a proactive approach against security. These real-time responses can be used through applications like object and facial recognition to identify, verify, and search.

In conjunction with deep learning, AI is capable of analyzing video data. Analysis of video data involves high computing power and extensive training with video footage. Although the process is intense, it allows AI to extract insights from video data and even learn human behavioral patterns.

Hybrid-cloud technology

Like many other technologies, video cameras are beginning to migrate to the cloud. Cloud storage involves saving data files to a remote storage system that is accessible online. Cloud-based surveillance creates a location for the storage of video data. Cloud storage is user-friendly and cost-effective, as it only requires a computer or another device with an internet connection. The device will send video files to the cloud for remote storage.

Data can be collected in the cloud and analyzed over time, creating the opportunity to advance deep learning capabilities. Storing data remotely also offers a variety of other advantages, including easy remote access to videos from anywhere and on any device. In addition, cloud storage provides a greater storage capacity than a network video recorder (NVR) or a computer hard drive.

Hybrid cloud based video surveillance systems have multiple advantages over traditional wireless camera systems. Hybrid-cloud technology features both remote cloud storage and on-unit video surveillance storage. In addition, cameras are typically built with a higher processing power, while streaming channels are equipped with higher bandwidth to remotely stream security camera feeds.

Hybrid-cloud technology holds the vendor responsible for the cyber security of individual cameras and the surveillance system as a whole. The system’s software is automatically updated and firmware is patched through the plug-and-play Ethernet camera to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements. Ultimately, making the switch to hybrid-cloud technology will guarantee the highest degree of cyber security for any enterprise.

Simplified infrastructure

A simplified infrastructure is necessary to meet the growing workload of many companies. Companies are more hesitant to spend time and resources to run video surveillance systems. As a result, plug-and-play systems are becoming the new standard.

Plug-and-play systems weren’t always possible. Complex setups previously relied on NVRs or digital video recorders (DVRs) set up to a hub connecting on-site cameras to a broader network.

Today, hybrid-cloud solutions and user-friendly operations are facilitating video surveillance installation. Simplified infrastructure eases system operation and cuts down on training costs.

With such systems comes an easy-to-use plug-and-play app that shows where cameras are located on interactive maps. The app also creates the ability to share recorded and live feeds from cameras via text and email. Users can set permissions and easily access multiple locations and buildings at once.

Growing demands and expectations are leading to the integration of cloud and smart technologies into the enterprise video surveillance industry. More advanced devices are making it easier to operate simplified and user-friendly surveillance systems. All in all, it is the perfect time for your any enterprise to start taking strategic steps to reduce costs and deliver value to customers.