To successfully deploy a video surveillance solution in public areas such as campuses, urban communities, and sports arenas, a number of key factors must be considered. When you partner with Anixter, we walk through these key considerations with you at the sourcing level to help you improve optimization, interoperability and efficiency.
6 Considerations for Video Surveillance Planning
1. A site assessment and risk assessment of the current state of the facility should be completed.
As every site and application is unique, an assessment of your current technologies should be carried out by your integrator or consultant to identify any challenges or concerns that may exist.
2. Define what you want to achieve with your security systems in the future.
Your technology partners will be able to assist in identifying, based on your current site assessment, how to best reach your long-term goals through analog, hybrid or IP security.
3. Specify the right products for the application to improve optimization, interoperability and efficiency.
It may sound obvious, but with an overwhelming number of technologies to choose from, selecting the optimal products for your specific application may not be clear. To help you define which products deliver optimal solutions, Anixter’s Infrastructure Solutions LabSM provides various technology demonstrations, including proof of concept testing, multimanufacturer interoperability, ONVIF conformance validation. Learn more about physical security products testing.
4. Stick to the standards.
As a technology partner, Anixter will recommend an industry standards-based solution that promotes longevity and interoperability to help you achieve your goals.
5. Source products and total solutions based on the entire project’s bill of materials.
This can save you time, reduce costs and develop a cohesive solution. A single source also provides you with the flexibility of delivery according to your schedule.
6. Plan for the future and anticipate changes in technology.
Anixter ipAssurredSM: Defining Network Video Migration helps you choose the right products and infrastructure by pairing technologies to support current and future video surveillance applications for the best video migration strategy. Anixter can help provide a roadmap to migrate your legacy video platform to an IP-based solution.