Surveillance Storage 101

By IPVM Team, Published Mar 23, 2020, 09:02am EDT (Info+)

This guide teaches the fundamentals of video surveillance storage.

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Inside we cover:

  • Surveillance Storage
  • NVR / Recorder Storage
  • Camera / Edge Storage
  • Network Storage
  • Cloud Storage
  • Specialized Surveillance Hard Drives
  • Storage Capacity
  • Storage Duration
  • Recording Types (Continuous vs Event)
  • Recording Schedules
  • Automatic Storage Cleanup
  • Edge Redundant Recording / Trickling
  • Storage Redundancy
  • RAID
  • Redundant / Backup Servers
  • Notable Surveillance Storage Suppliers

Surveillance Storage

Surveillance video must be stored in order to review past events. Encoded video streams are saved as video files, where they can be selected and played back in client decoding software.

Storage can be located in recorders, cameras, network-based, or in the cloud.

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NVR / Recorder Storage

********* **** ** *** / *** Recorder ** *** **** ****** ****** in ***** ************. ******* ***** ** central ******* ****** ******* *** *** storage ** ******** ******* ***** ** more ********* **** ********* ** ******, which ******* ****.

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***** ** ********* ****** ** *** or **** *********** **** ******, ***** can ** ********** ** **** ***** provides ***** **********. **** ** ****** in ***** *******. ******* ******* **** redundancy **** ****** ******** ***** **** many ******* **** *** ******* ** a ****** **** *****.

Camera / **** *******

******* ***** ** * ****** *** eliminate *** **** *** * ******** recorder. ******* ** ********* ******** **** microSD, *** ** ***** ******.

***** *** *** **** **** ** using **** *********:

  • **** ****/** ***/***:**** ******* *** ** **** ** the **** *******, **** ** ******* NVR/VMS, ********* **** ******* *******.
  • ********* *********:** ** *** ** **** *** redundancy, ********* ** *** ****** ***** the ******* ** **** *** *** recorder ****** ** *******, **** ********* when ******* ************ ** ********.

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*******, ********* ** ******* ** *** common, ** ** ** ********* **** expensive *** ******* ** ******* ** a ******** **** ****** *** *****. Additionally, ** * ****** ** ******* or ******, *** **** ** ******** video ** ******.

** *** ***** ****, ********* ** cameras ** * ******* ***** ******** by * ****** ** ***** ********, most ******* *******.

Network *******

****** *******-***** ******* *** ****** ******* capacity (**** **** ******) ** * surveillance ******. **** *** ***** * system ** ******* **** *******, ***** longer ********* *****, ** ******** *** resolution/quality ** *** ******* *******.

***** *** * ****** ******* *** adding ******* *******; *** *** ***.

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*** ******* ** * ***-**** ****** of *******-******** ******* *** ***** ***** systems. ******* ***** *** ********** *** lower **** ******** ** ***-***** *******.

******* ***** ** * *** ****** large ***** *********, ******** ******** ****** architectures *** ********* **** **********.

****** ********* ******** *** ******* **** typically ************* ******** ***** **** ******** to ****** **** ******* ** *** primary ********. ********, **** ********* ******* manufacturer-specific ******** *** ******-***** *********** ** engineers ** ********* *** *******.

Cloud *******

***** ******* *** ************ **** * limited ****** *** ***** ************. ***** storing ***** ** *** ***** ********* (or **********) *** **** *** ******** storage, ** *** **** ********* ******* in ***-******* ******* *****-***** *****.

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*** ******* ********** ** ***** ******* are *********** **-**** ********* **** ****** it ****** ** *** **** ******* and ********* **** **********.

************, ***** ***** ******* ********** *** risk ** ***** **** ** *** recorder ** ******* ** ******. **** is ******** ******** ** ***** ******* providers *** ***** ******** *** ******** happens, ** ** *** * ****** problem.

*******, ******* *** ***** ** ***** stored ***-*******, *** ***** **** ** uploaded, ********** ********* *********** *** ******* loss ** ** ******** ******. ***** are **** ********* *********** ** *** number ** ******* **** *** ****** video ** *** *****, ***** ** upstream ******** ********* *** * ***** site.

**** *** ***** ** ******** ** the *****, ** *** ********* ** viewed ******** ******* ********** ** *** local *******/*******.

Specialized ************ **** ******

*********** ************ **** ****** *** ******** for ********** ******* ** *****, ***** is *** * ****** ******* ******* of ***** ************.***** ***** *** ** ****** **** system ***********, **** ***-**** **** ** *** include ****.

************* ****** *** **/* ***** ************ of *** ****** *** *** ***** consumption, ******* ** **** ***** ********** data ****** ****** **** ******* *********** ratings *** ****** **********.

*********** ************ ****** *** **** ~** as **** ** ******* ***** ******** "desktop" ******, *** **% - **% less ********* **** **** ****** ******** for **** ****** ***.

Storage ********

*********** *** ****** ** ******* ******** is * *** **** ** ********* a ************ ******. ***** ** *** be ********* ** *** ***** *** vary ****** ******* *** **** ******** conservatively.

*** ****** ** ****** ********* ***** from ********* **** * ** * camera ** ********* * *** ** a ******** ** * ***** ** dozens ** ****** *******.

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** ************ *******, ****** *** ********* offered ** ******** (**) *****. ***** systems *** ******* ** ****** ** 1TB, ***** ***** ******* *** ***** into ******** ** *** ** ********* of ** (**** ** ** * Petabyte) ** ******** ********* (**).

**** ************ ************* ******* ****** ******* (and ******* **********) *********** ***** ** help ********* *** ***** ****** ** storage ******** ********. *******, **** ** these ***** ************ *** ****** ** storage ********, ********** *** ****** ** hard ****** *** ******* ********, ***** can ************* ******** ****** ****.

Storage ********

******* **** ********* **** ******* ******** days ** *********, *** ****** ******* allowed ****, ****** ************* ** *** long ** ****** ***** ** * necessity.

*******, ******* *** **** *** / NVR ********** **** ******* * ******* number ** **** ****** ********** (* and * ***** ****** *** ******* systems). **** *** ********* ******* ********, especially ***** *** *** **** ** those ********** *** *** ***** **** of ********* ****** ****.

**-**** ** ******* ** **** ******** offered, *** ** *** ********* **** of ******* **** *** **** ** years *** *** ********* ********** ** storing ******* ********* ******.

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** **** ************ ** *********, ***** are *********** *** ************ *** *** maximum ****** ** **** ********, ** a ******* ****** ** **** *** to *********** (*.*. **** ******, ****** care, ***********).

Recording *****

******* ** *** ********* ***** ** customers, *** **** ** ********* ** important ** ******* *** ******** ******** video *** ******* *** ******** ******* duration **** *** ******** *******.

***** *** * ******* ********* *****; continuous *** *****/****** *********.

Continuous *********

********** ********* ***** *** ***** ** always ***** ********, **** **** ***** is ** ******** ** ******. **** is **** ****** ** ****-******** ********, corrections, *** ********* ***** *****/************ **** place (*.*. *******, *******, ***********).

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** ******* **** ********** **** ******* is ********, *** *** ******* ************* more ******* ******** **** *****/****** *********. This **** ******** *** **** ** hard ****** *** *** **** ******* additional *******.

Motion / ***** *********

****** ** ***** ********* ***** *** video ** **** ******** **** *** camera ******* ******/******** ****** *********) ** is ********* ** ** ***** (*.*. input *******, ****** *******).

**** *** ******* ************* ***** ******* capacity **** ********** *********, *******, **** the **** ** ******* * ******** incident ** ** ** *** ********.

************, ** ************ **** ******** ******, the ******* ******* ** ***** ****** recording **** ** *********.

Recording **********

******* ***** *** ** ********* ********** for ********* ********* ** *** **** of *** ** ****, ********* *** primarily **** *** ******* ************. ***** a ****** *** ******* ********** ********* during ******** *****, **** ******* *** be **** ** ********* ** ****** recording ***** *****.

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**** ** **** ******** **** ** storage ***** **** ********* ************* **** the **** * *****.

Automatic ******* ********

********* ********* ****** *** ****** ***** to **** ** ***** *** *** video ** ** ********, **** ***** is *******.

**** ******* ***** ***** ** ******* specific ***** ***** **** ********* ******** to ******** ******** ******** ** **** importance (******** *********, ******** *****, ***.).

Storage **********

**** ******** *** ******** ************ ******* can *** ********* ** ****** ******* to ****** **** ********* *********. *** 3 ****** ******* ** ********** *** RAID, ********* *******, *** ****** *******.

****

**** ** *** **** ****** *** least ********* ****** ** ******* ********** for ******** *****. ***** **** **** is ******* ** ****** ******** ****** so ** * ***** ***** (** more ****** ********* ** *** ****), the ******* *** ** *********. *** most ****** **** ************* **** ** surveillance ******* *** **** * (* redundant *****) *** **** * (* redundant ******).

********* ****** **** **** ** *** add ** *** ***** ******* ******** of *** ******, ** ***** ** an ***** **** *** *******. ********, RAID ******* *** **** ***** ** recover *** ******* **** * ***** fails, ***** *** ************* ****** ****** performance

Redundant / ****** *******

********* ******* ***** **** ***** ** recorded ** * ********* **************, ***** backup ******* ***** *** ***** ** first ******** ** ******* ******* *** then ****** ** * *********/****** ******* location. **** ***** ********* ********* **** with * ************ ******** **** (*.*. recording ****** *********** *******).

********* *** ****** ******* ********* **** double *** **** *** ******* ******* twice *** ****** *** **** ***** resources *** ******** *** ****. ***** are ******** ** **** ************ *******.

Edge ********* ********* / *********

****** ********* *** ** **** *** redundancy, ********* ************ ** *** ****** and * ********. ** *** ******'* network ********** ** **** *** *** recorder ****** ** ******* *** ****** continues ** ****** *******. **** ******* connectivity ** ******** *** ****** **** upload *** ******* ******** ***** ** fill ** *** **** ** *** server *********.

**** ** * ******* ********* **** supported ** **********-******* ***** *** *****-******* VSaaS ******* **** ****** ** ******* recording.

Notable ************ ******* *********

** ******** **** ** ******** ** notable ************ ******* *********:

*******/****** *********

***** *** ****** ** ******* / server *********, ***** *** *** ******* depends ** ***'* ******** ******.

*** *** ******* ******* ********* *** Dell *** ***, ** * ******* second, **. ***** *** ******** **** or ****** ******** *** ********** ** video ************, *.*., ** *** ** BCDVideo ** ********** *****, ****** *****, in ********* ***** ** *** *****, there *** ****** ** ** ***** more ****** *********.

***/*** *********

*** *** *** ************* *** ****** providers ** ******* ********** **** **** China ************* ***** *** ********* ******* for ******* ******* ** *** **** and * ***** ** ***** ********* across *** ***** ***** ** ***** in ****** *** ************* *******.

************ **** ***** *************

**** * *** ******* ************ **** drive ************* ***** **** ******* ******* and ******* *********** ****** ** * duopoly ** ***** ************ **** * much ******* ****** ***** *******. *** more, *** ****'********* ***** ************ **** ***** ************* 2020.

Comments (4)

So many good resources coming from IPVM, I can barely keep up and continue to bookmark in a folder that I can hopefully get to once I have some downtime soon.

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I have (I am told) quite an interesting presentation covering this subject in more detail. It is an end user presentation so not too technical and it is more of an educational piece than a sales pitch. As we continue to lock down further I'm sure we will all have more time to fill so if anyone has an hour to spare me or one of my technical sales guys would be delighted to deliver a webinar at your convenience. Please drop m a message if this would be of interest

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Hitachi has not made HDDs for many years. Toshiba is the third player (although much smaller) in this space.

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nice presentation

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