Network Communications News (NCN) May 2017 - Page 30

IP SECURITY Can you afford to cut corners on your video storage? Neil Killick, country manager for UK and Ireland at Milestone, looks at the key considerations when buying a video storage solution. I m a g i n e y o u ’ re t r y i n g to a n a l y s e v i d e o , o r to p rov i d e ev i d e n c e i n t h e eve nt of a n i n c i d e nt , t h e l a s t t h i n g y o u wa nt i s fo r y o u r s to ra ge s o l u t i o n to l et y o u d ow n a n d n ot b e a b l e to ret r i eve t h e re c o rd i n g s y o u n e e d . V i d e o s to ra ge i s n ot o n l y a m at te r of capacity, it is also a question 30 | May 2017 o f t h e q u a l i t y a n d d e s i g n of t h e s to ra ge s u b s y s te m . Security is high on the board agenda of most organisations as they seek solutions that will protect, people, assets and profits. Enterprise-grade surveillance solutions with sophisticated and intelligent functionality such as motion detection, real-time access to video and instant alerts to extraordinary events, is creating huge amounts of video, driving the need for storage systems which meet the highest demands and ensure video is retrievable and fit for purpose. Neil Killick, country manager for UK and Ireland at Milestone explains: “Video surveillance data