Greetings. Just became a member. Am hoping to receive some feedback on the following issue.
A few days ago, I read an interesting article by The Taneja Group about how DVRs are known to fail.
Most people (especially housing complexes and smaller establishments) seem to believe that the story ends at the installation of CCTVs. However, the article I am referring to, clearly brings out the fact that DVRs cannot be relied upon completely. 'More' needs to be done; and this is exactly the point that is ignored. I would like to present 4 simple points to achieve this:
1. Take Safety Seriously, and as a continuous process.
2. Develop Processes.
3. Train Staff.
4. Make Best Use of Technology. Keep it simple though.
Special reference needs to be made about the second point. Processes can be as simple as:
1. Review earlier day's footage. It may be time consuming, and needs manual intervention, but, it's better to be safe than sorry.
2. Capture images of relevant footage and save with comments/tags.
3. Share the above with concerned authorities internally.
4. Save above to the cloud for longer retention where needed.
We are aware that most DVRs/Services will overwrite data after some days/weeks/months. This is where crucial data could be lost.
There is a simple method to automate the above processes, and avoid the painful task of copy/paste video footage. I would be happy to share more information about this method.
The article by Taneja Group is here.
Thank you for reading this.
Gautam D Goradia