Integrated Or Stand-Alone Video System?

I manage corporate security for a large campus-type facility. Our IT department approached me with a request to install two cameras for one of the server banks in our main IDF/server room and integrate them into our main campus surveillance system. The purpose is pretty specific and pretty basic:

  • Should the system be tampered with, they want to know who and when.
  • They only need two cameras – one each to watch the walkway in front and in back of the server bank.
  • They do not need to view the actual server displays and lights – only the walkways.
  • They do not need remote viewing.
  • They do not need real-time viewing; it will be for post-occurrence review of footage.

I think using our campus surveillance system may be overkill and they could do just as well for much less $$ by installing a stand-alone, self- contained system and going to the IDF to view footage in the event of an occurrence.

I'm interested in everybody else's thoughts. And are there any recommendations for a stand-alone system for such a purpose?

Thx!

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