Key Factors Making Storage Vital in Video Surveillance

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FREMONT, CA: Video surveillance has become an essential mode of security for a large number of organizations. Artificial intelligence and IoT have helped re-imagine video surveillance and made it much more potent than it was previously. With the increasing adoption of AI-assisted video surveillance, the amount of data created in the form of videos is increasing. The storage of such a vast amount of data creates challenges. The high-definition devices used these days to capture the videos also require high storage volume. So organizations must make it a point to understand the storage requirements before opting for video surveillance. Essential aspects that one must consider would include reliability, high performance, ease of usage, scalability, and, cost.  

•  Reliability

The videos recorded through surveillance cameras are extremely valuable, and a source of information in case anything goes wrong. Hence, the reliance on storage is essential to make sure that videos are safe and can be accessed in the best resolutions whenever one needs them.

•  High performance

The storage device is expected to have high performance because high-definition videos from many devices are recorded simultaneously and have to be stored. Round the clock surveillance makes it even more essential to have excellent storage performance.

• Easy usage and maintenance

The storage use case should be easy to access and maintain. A simple storage system that caters to the basic requirements and yet performs satisfactorily is the best. Complex systems are difficult to understand, and maintenance becomes a challenge.

• Scalability

The options to scale up the capabilities should always be open. One might want to add more cameras or enhance the quality of video surveillance. This mandates a storage facility that allows for extra available storage space.

• Pricing

The cost should be an essential determinant when organizations decide about storage for video surveillance. There is a range of options which are priced differently, and organizations should match the prices with their needs and then choose the best service. Cloud-based storage which has become an automatic option might prove costlier than necessary.

Storage solutions can help one to use smart video surveillance to its full potential. The absence of proper storage makes AI-powered video surveillance very limited in its scope. So organizations must invest wisely when it comes to storage facilities.