Importance of Storage Costs - Statistics

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 30, 2015

10 years ago, 500GB for an entire DVR was considered good. Today, there are 6TB hard drives.

More and more storage at lower prices has lead many to conclude that storage costs are no longer important.

On the other hand, a decade ago, 2CIF (less than 0.2MP) was common. Now, 2MP cameras are ordinary.

So which way is it?

In this note, we share statistics and color commentary from security integrators on how important (or not) storage costs are now for surveillance systems.

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  1. ******** ** *********: *********** **** *****-***** ********* ******* *** ***** storage ***** ** ** **** *********.
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  • **% - ********** *********
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Duration ** *********

* ****** ***** ***** ***** ******** **** *** **** ******* duration:

  • "**** *** *** * **** **** ** ******* *** *** make ** ***** *** ****** **** ****** ** ***** *** 30, **, ** **** , **** **** **** * **** storage ********** *** ********."
  • "***** ******* ***** *** **** *********** ******* *****. ** *** GCC ********* ****** ** *** *********, *** ******** ** ******** authorities **** ********* ************ *** ** ***** ******* *** ***-**** storage ** *** ***** ******* **** ****** ***** *** **********."
  • "******* ***** ********* * ***** ********** ** *** ******* ****. Storage ***** *** ***** *** ******** ****** ** ***** ****, retention, ***.
  • "******** **** ***** ***** **** **** **** *************, ******* ********* like ********* ************ *** ******** ** **** ** **** ** archiving ***** *** *** ************* ** ***** ******** *******."
  • "* ******* ******* **** **** *.*** ** *** ******* *** camera *** *** **** **. **** * ******* *** ******* cameras **** ******* ***** **% ** ** ******* ** *** to ****** *** **% *** ** *******. ******* ** * big ******. * ***** *** *** * **** ********* ****** just ** *** * **** *********** ****."

******, * *** ** ***** *** **** ******* *** *** that ********* ********** ***** ******** ************:

  • "****** ** ** ***** ***** ******* ** **** ** ********* times ** *** ** ****** ** ****."
  • "********. *** ** *** **** **** ** *** **** ****** up ** ** **** ** *** *********** *** ******* ***** grows **** ***."
  • "** *** ** **** *** ******* *********** **** ** * - * ****** ** **** ********* ** *** ***** **** NVR/DVR **** ***** **** ********** *** ********* **** ***** ****."
  • "***... ***** *********** ****** *** ***** ********* **** ** ** ****."

Small *******

********, ***** **** ******* ****** ****** ****** *** ** ** much ********* **** ******* *****:

  • "*** **** ** ******* *** ****** ** **** **** *** hardware ***'* **** **** **** *** **** ** * ******* switch. ****** ***** *** **** ***** *** ******* ********** ******** we **** ***'* *** * ***** ******."
  • "** ******* ****** ***** ** * ****** ** ***** *** so ** *****'* ****** ** ******** **** *****."
  • "** *****'* *** *** ********* ****** ** ** ** *************** large ********."
  • "*******, ******* **** ***'* * **** ****** *** **** ** our ********. ** ******* * ******* ** *** ** **** application. ******** ** ***'* ******* ** ** ****, ***** *** or ****** ********* **** ***** *** ********* ****** ** ******* and ***** ***** ** *** ****."
  • "**** ** * ** *** **** ****** *** *** ********* compared ** *** **** ** *** *******. **** ** *** NVRs *** **** ** **** ******* *******, ******** *** ****** growth *** ****** ***** ***** ******* ** **** ****** *********."
  • ***'* *** ********** *********** *** *** ********** ***** ****** (*~***).

Larger *******

***** *** * ******** *** **** **** ****** ********* *** the ***** / ********* ** ****** *******:

  • "**** ******* ***** *********/**********, **** **** *** ****** *** *** need ** ********* **** * ******** ** **** **** **** happen *** *** ** **** **
  • "** ****** *******, *** ******* ** **** * ***** **** of **, **** ** ***'* ****** **** **** **. 
  • "*** ***** *******, *** ****. ****** ******* ******* **** ******** storage ******* **** **** ******* ***** ** ******, *** ******** project *******.

*******, ******* **** ***** ****** ******* ** ******** ******* **** importance:

  • "** ***** *** ******. **** *** ********. ***** ***** ** almost **% ** *** ** ** *** **** ******."
  • "** ****** *******, ******* ***** *** * ***** ****** **** can ******* ********* **** ********* ***********."
  • "******* **** ********* ***** *** ***** *** ****, ***** **** drives, *** **** */*, *** *** * ****** *** ******* shocked ***** ** *** **** ****** ************ ** *** *** number **** ** *** ** **** *** ***** ***** ******* these ********."
  • "****** ****, *** ***/***/** **** **** **** ** ** *** higher *** ****** **** **** **** ********** *** ** **** more *********."
  • "****, ***** ******* ***** *** */* ** ***** *** ***** for ** (**** *** ***).
  • "******** ** ******* ********, *** **** ** ****** ****."

Overall ******

*********, ***** ************ ******* ***** **** *** ****** **********, ******* the ******* ******** ** ********* ******* **** ** *** **** decade. *******, ** *** **** ******* ***** ********* ************* ** smaller *********** ***** **** ******. ** *** ***** ****, ****** users, ********** **** ****** ********* *****, ***** **** ******* ***** the **** ** ***** ************ *******.

Comments (6)

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