Anixter's Director of Security Solutions, Matt Powers, talks about the challenges faced by organizations migrating from analog to IP video surveillance.
Hi, I’m Matt Powers, Technical Director of Security Solutions at Anixter. Today, I’d like to cover the key challenges end-users face as they determine the best strategy to migrate from analog to IP-based video surveillance.
It seems that organizations today have an overwhelming number of migration technologies to choose from. This flood of technology has created a challenging environment for end-users when it comes to selecting the best migration technologies that will not lead to a dead-end solution.
This graphic does a great job putting into perspective the challenges organizations face today. At the center, we have the end user with their current state environment, which may consist of legacy hardware, multiple sites and multiple platforms.
As we move out, we can see that an IP-based surveillance system consists of four main technology areas:
1. Video transmission
2. IT infrastructure
3. Physical infrastructure
4. Recording and management technologies
In each of these four major technology areas, you’ll see that each customer has a wide variety of technologies they can choose from, dependant on how they want to migrate to network video.
As we continue to dig further into each technology area, we’ll begin to notice an unlimited number of manufacturers that specialize in each area. Just for video transmission, there could be hundreds to thousands of technologies and manufacturers to choose from. But which is the best for that organization trying to migrate?
In the future, we’ll discuss with you the various migration technologies and how you can determine the best technology for your application.