Edge Storage / Recording Tutorial 2012

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 13, 2012

UPDATE: Go to the new / current edge storage / recording tutorial. This is old and is left only for historical record.

In 2012, interest in edge storage surged, making it one of the surveillance industry's hottest emerging trends. In this tutorial, we examine what edge storage is, how to make use of it, what cameras support it, what VMSes support it and what issues / limitations one may face using it.

Compared ** ******* *******

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****** ******** ******* *** ** ****, *** *** **** ****** and **** ****** ****** ** ** *****, ***** ** **** focus *** ********* ** **** ********.

Common ************

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Camera *******

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Storage **** ***********

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Third ***** *************

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Storage ***********

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Edge ******* *********** - ****** ** ***

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Stealing *******

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The ******** **** *** **** *******

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Barriers ** **** ******* ***

*** ********* ******** *** **** ******* *** *** **** ******* when:

  • ***** ******* ** ******* ** * ****** ****: ** * **** **** *** * *******, **** ******* may ******* ***** *******; ** **, ** ***** ** ***** but ** ***, **** ******* ***** **** *** **** ** the ********* ** ***** ** ***** * ******* ** **** drives ***** *** ********* ***** ******** ** ** *****.
  • **** ******* ********: **** **** ******* ********* ******* **** *******, *** ************ and ******* ** ***** ** ***** **** ** ********** ************. For ***** ******* **** *****, ********** ********* ** *****-******* *******, edge ******* *** ** *********** ********** ** ************ **********.

Future ** **** ******* / *********

** *** *** *** ***** **** **** ****** ******:

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  • **** *** ********** ******* ** **** *** *********: *********** ****** ***** *** ********* **** ******** **** ******* as * ********* ****** *** ******** ********** *** ***** **** support *** ***** ****** ***** **** *** **** ** ****** systems.

******: ** ** *** *** / ******* **** ******* / ********* tutorial. **** ** *** *** ** **** **** *** ********** ******.

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