Corporate Video Surveillance Recommendations

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 14, 2009

What's the best video surveillance solution for a multi-site corporation? Almost all multi-site corporations extensively use security systems such as video surveillance often requiring complex integration and planning.

In this report, we examine the needs of an actual corporation and examine what solution would fit best. [Note: this is a real corporation. To protect their privacy, we are not disclosing their name.]

Background of the Corporation

The corporation has a few dozen facilities around the world. They run a 24/7 security operations center where they review and monitor intrusion, fire, access and video systems. They have access control in use in almost all facilities and video surveillance in more than half.

Current Systems

The corporation uses GE's Picture Perfect access control and Pelco DVRs. Based on cost and logistics, it is probably infeasible to replace GE's Picture Perfect (as is common with legacy access control systems). The DVRs and access control system are not integrated.

Their facilities have modest numbers of cameras with 32 cameras being the most in any facility but the majority of facilities having less than 16.

Security / Losses

The corporation has low historical losses and moderate security risks. Across the entire corporation's facilities, only a few material security losses occur each month.

The most common problems include outsiders entering their parking lots and theft from their branch offices.

Objectives

The corporation is planning future improvements to their security technology. A few key objectives include:

  • Integrating access control and video systems. Like most security organizations, budgets for staff is unlikely to rise. They would like their systems to make it easier to verify and track movement throughout their facilities.
  • Use video analytics to detect potential intruders in their parking lots/external property.
  • Expand coverage of branch offices to record any theft. Some branch offices do not have systems. These offices are fairly large and have high ceilings.

In doing so, the corporation wants a phased approach that makes the best use out of their existing cameras and recorders.


****'* *** **** ***** ************ ******** *** * *****-**** ***********? Almost *** *****-**** ************ *********** *** ******** ******* **** ** ***** surveillance ***** ********* ******* *********** *** ********.

** **** ******, ** ******* *** ***** ** ** ****** corporation *** ******* **** ******** ***** *** ****. [****: **** is * **** ***********. ** ******* ***** *******, ** *** not ********** ***** ****.]

Background ** *** ***********

*** *********** *** * *** ***** ********** ****** *** *****. They *** * **/* ******** ********** ****** ***** **** ****** and ******* *********, ****, ****** *** ***** *******. **** **** access ******* ** *** ** ****** *** ********** *** ***** surveillance ** **** **** ****.

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

*** *********** ******'* ******* ************* ******* ******** ****. ***** ** **** *** *********, ** ** ******** ********** to ******* **'* ******* ******* (** ** ****** **** ****** access ******* *******). *** **** *** ****** ******* ****** *** not **********.

***** ********** **** ****** ******* ** ******* **** ** ******* being *** **** ** *** ******** *** *** ******** ** facilities ****** **** **** **.

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

*** *********** *** *** ********** ****** *** ******** ******** *****. Across *** ****** ***********'* **********, **** * *** ******** ******** losses ***** **** *****.

*** **** ****** ******** ******* ********* ******** ***** ******* **** and ***** **** ***** ****** *******.

**********

*** *********** ** ******** ****** ************ ** ***** ******** **********. A *** *** ********** *******:

  • *********** ****** ******* *** ***** *******. **** **** ******** *************, budgets *** ***** ** ******** ** ****. **** ***** **** their ******* ** **** ** ****** ** ****** *** ***** movement ********** ***** **********.
  • *** ***** ********* ** ****** ********* ********* ** ***** ******* lots/external ********.
  • ****** ******** ** ****** ******* ** ****** *** *****. **** branch ******* ** *** **** *******. ***** ******* *** ****** large *** **** **** ********.

** ***** **, *** *********** ***** * ****** ******** **** makes *** **** *** *** ** ***** ******** ******* *** recorders.


[***************]

Potential *******

**** *** * *** ********* ******* ***** *** ***********'* *** issues

  • Full ** ******: The corporation could choose more GE products (recorders, cameras, central management, etc.). These products would likely work well together. The downside is being limited to GE, a company who lags in many areas of physical security technology and is in the process of being sold.
  • Third-Party **** ******: The corporation could deploy a PSIM system that could integrate both with the GE access control system, Pelco DVRs and any future video surveillance system. Most PSIM systems may be *** ********* *** *******. *** ******** **** *** ***** *** **** *** ** ** *** *** *** yet ********.
  • Hybrid *** *********: Given the relatively small camera counts in the facilities and existing analog cameras, hybrid DVRs are likely the best approach. This would eliminate the need for separate encoder appliances. Additionally, because 1 or 2 hybrid DVR appliances at a total cost of $4,000 to $7,000 each would work well.
  • Megapixel *******: With hybrid DVRs in place, the corporation can strategically add a few megapixel cameras. For instance, the parking lots and larger branch offices should benefit from this.
  • Video *********: For the parking lots/external areas, video analytics could provide alerts to the monitoring center on activity and or loitering. Setting alerts for loitering (rather than perimeter violation) is recommended as the longer detection period for loitering should reduce false alarms.

What ** *** *********?

***** *** *********** ** ****** ******* *********** **** ******** ******* offerings ** *** ***** ***** **** **** ** **** ********?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove) on Feb 14, 2017
Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space...
Lenel Favorability Results 2017 on Feb 09, 2017
At this point, it is not surprising that Lenel is one of the most disliked security manufacturers. From stories like Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel...
Hitachi Taking On Security Industry on Feb 09, 2017
Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are...
Milestone App - PSIM Lite (Alesys) on Feb 09, 2017
Milestone has many features in their VMS, but it is not a PSIM. Italian PSIM developer Alesys thinks sensor integrations and alarm management can...
VPNs for Video Surveillance on Feb 07, 2017
Remote access in surveillance networks is a key cyber security and usability issue. With cyber attacks rising, how can users ensure their systems...
$18.7M PSIM Acquisition Examined (IDV / Everbridge) on Feb 06, 2017
This may be the biggest deal for a PSIM developer ever. In a segment that has disappointed for more than a decade, a recent IPOed company has...
Veracity Acquires PSIM Manufacturer on Feb 03, 2017
Most well-known for their Ethernet extenders, with their own video surveillance storage offering, Veracity has now acquired a PSIM. UK-based...
Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results on Jan 24, 2017
Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one...
Paxton Hosted Access - Disruptive Low Dealer Pricing on Jan 19, 2017
Paxton is entering the hosted access game, with BLU, at a cost that is a fraction of key competitors. The different approach could be very...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Artificial Intelligence Robot Assistant (ACTi) on Feb 23, 2017
Has artificial intelligence come to the video surveillance industry? ACTi has released 'SARA' which it bills as an 'AI assistant that brings...
Cutting Costs 70% Using Milestone With HD Analog on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog and enterprise VMSes are often thought of as being on opposite sides of the spectrum, with HD analog best for small jobs due to its low...
Dahua 4K HD Analog Cameras Announced on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog has been gaining popularity (even if Axis hopes otherwise). Last year, HD analog's max resolution doubled from 1080p to 4MP (see our 4MP...
Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Exacq Favorability Results on Feb 22, 2017
For years, Exacq has been one of the most frequently favored VMSes in IPVM integrator statistics (e.g., see Favorite VMS Manufacturers...
The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog on Feb 22, 2017
The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and...
Hikvision Leads Multi-Manufacturer Sales Promo on Feb 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Hikvision launched new 'super value' kits, with 40% discounts, and now Hikvision is offering another promo, but this time they...
Washington DC MPD's Surveillance Equipment on Feb 21, 2017
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department's surveillance system was hacked in January 2017. Two immediate questions were: Whose...
Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested on Feb 21, 2017
Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact