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Three Elements of an IP Video Surveillance System

IP cameras make video surveillance more effective and keep our businesses safer

One of the most important parts of maintaining a business is building is the security of it. Without a good security system, you are putting the building at risk of being invaded, which could really do some damage to your corporation and your peace of mind. With new technology, we are merging from analog to internet protocol (IP) camera systems to make surveillance more effective and our businesses safer. Here are three of the elements that go into an IP video surveillance system.

The Cameras

For a video security system to work, of course you need the cameras. A video surveillance system Is made of cameras, video management software, servers, and storage. The IP is the fifth element that ties all the other components together into one infrastructure. For bigger corporate buildings, you could have thousands of IP cameras, hundreds of servers, and a complex storage system to retain and retrieve data from surveillance. The primary functions of video surveillance are to capture, manage, archive, and view footage. In order to make this possible, the IP system must be configured accordingly.


This allows for routers and servers to be set up to provide access to a common network while also keeping each individual application separate from one another. You need to control who has access to the data retrieved from surveillance. IP networking has an any-to-any connectivity between the network and its users, which can make it trickier to protect the information. Virtualization is ideal for IP video surveillance because the cameras may be distributed amongst a large number of routers, while the information can be sensitive. You can use this and different IP security encryptions to control who has access to what information and at what stages. From when the camera is recording to when the information is processed and stored, you do not want any of that data to get into the wrong hands.


This stands for quality of service and is exactly what it sounds like. Qos helps to manage delays and jitter on your surveillance system. IP video systems require a larger bandwidth because multiple servers can be hooked up to it. The larger your system, the larger the bandwidth requirements, but there are always limits. QoS comes into play to manage the access different applications have to bandwidth when it is constrained. Some applications need it more than others and the QoS will prioritize those needs and distribute it properly so that you are getting the best quality videos possible. 

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S3 Integration is business for your network and security needs. Offering integrated security management systems, life safety systems and IT solutions and services, S3 can design solutions to keep your people, your property, and your visitors safe. Through our Professional Security Alliance national network, we have over 300 branch locations with approximately 6,000 security professionals trained and ready to serve you. S3I has the unique ability to combine the manpower of a large national company with the service and commitment of a small privately-owned business. Contact S3 Integration today, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and  LinkedIn.




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