Modernize Your Video Surveillance Infrastructure

By Joe Gillis, VP of Sales, GVC - 17 Apr, 2019
Physical Security
3 Minutes Read

The Next Generation of HD Cameras

Protect your people before, during, and after a security event. An essential piece of that infrastructure is video surveillance. New technology developments have made it easier than ever to upgrade your video surveillance infrastructure – all while keeping down your total cost of ownership.

For a long time, the biggest challenge to modernizing a video surveillance platform has been cost – and not for the cameras themselves. The problem has traditionally come from two places – costly, hard-to-manage storage, and new cabling for IP-enabled HD cameras. Two new developments in camera technology now keep those infrastructure costs down, getting the most out of your investment.

The next generation of HD cameras and recorders provide an up to 70% reduction in bandwidth and 30% reduction in storage.

New Video Compression Protocol

Over the last several years, market forces have fueled a demand for increased display sizes and resolution in both consumer and security equipment. At the same time, expectations for security teams to provide tools for detailed monitoring, analytics, and forensic review have grown. These expectations have traditionally lead to ballooning budgets for data storage to hold larger file-size images for a longer amount of time, and the implementation of brand new wiring infrastructure to move from old analog systems to the new HD standard.

The new H.265 compression protocol gives you a more sophisticated camera and recording platform that reduces the amount of data you need to retain. By basically performing real-time image deduplication, H.265 allows you to save a minimal amount of images and focus on only new movement detected in the camera’s field of view – saving you money by reducing the amount of bandwidth needed to transmit images and the amount of storage required to retain them over time.

Convert Legacy Analog Cameras to HD Video

New Era Technology can enable you to make use of legacy analog security systems to maximize the security infrastructure lifecycle and ROI while reducing the investment needed for upgrades. Existing co-axial cable and DVR infrastructures can continue to be useful without the need for costly cabling updates and entirely new systems. Video cameras can deliver true HD video over your analog network, bringing you the power you need to get a detailed view of your environment in real-time and for forensic analysis, without the added costs.

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Author: Joe Gillis, VP of Sales, GVC

Joe Gillis, a graduate of Loyola University, began his career with FTG Technologies, a New Era Technology company, in 2010 as an Account Executive. After proving his skills in team-building, client interaction, and developing strategic relationships, he was promoted to Sales Manager in 2012. Today, Joe continues to lead the sales team and serves as a member of the senior management team. When Joe isn’t leading the sales team he enjoys time with his young family and is an avid golfer. Prior to joining FTG, Joe worked for the PGA Tour within Tournament Operations.