Our officers have a command vehicle that appears to have come with a couple axis cameras attached to a dvr. There are some axis decoders that i believe output video to a tv for situational viewing.
Somewhere along the line I believe the dvr failed or was disconnected and someone placed a link directly to the cameras on the desktops of the onboard laptops. I hear many complaints every time the truck is deployed and the browser based viewing/control always seems to have a problem whether it be plugins or privileges etc.
I'm trying to clean things up and provide a better solution and am looking for advice. The truck has a 4g router with a vpn tunnel back to "home base" where I have a data center and house our Genetec servers and storage among other resources.
My first instinct is to add the cameras to Genetec as officers are already familiar with the interface and user management might be easier that way. I'm concerned about bandwidth and the flow of traffic when requesting video or what the experience might be like when/if connectivity is lost or questionable.
I can see benefit in having the video available remotely while the truck is deployed and being able to go back and review video from a scene etc.
Replace dvr? mini genetec box federated? add to genetec as if they were "local" ?