As our world becomes ever more digitally connected, the video surveillance market continues to evolve with new technologies and innovation. As the market grows, so does the unprecedented amount of data needing to be available for analysis. The need to capture this increasing amount of data from a variety of Closed-circuit television (CCTV) sources, such as security cameras, drones, and IoT sensors, means it also must be stored, processed, organized, and secured.
Often video footage is generated in numerous locations, which then needs to be centralized and analyzed. In addition, external regulations require longer data retention periods, necessitating the requirement for more storage. All this data has many storage requirements. Improvements in analytics and camera resolution are truly data-intensive and impact IT with some serious challenges on the back end. Organizations need a straightforward way to store and access this unprecedented amount of video data, on-demand from any location.
Today’s 4K cameras produce eight times more data than a 1080p camera, which is over-taxing the capacity and bandwidth of current video storage infrastructures. As a result, organizations are looking for cost-effective, agile cloud solutions to enable massive data storage and multiple-location access to video footage. What’s more, because surveillance data typically requires critical examination, it must be immediately available for quick playback. Companies need a solution where users have access to video data and archived footage on-demand, regardless of where the data is stored. Most importantly, given how quickly video data expands from bytes to terabytes—affordable, scalable storage capacity that supports anytime, remote access is critical.
LucidLink has partnered with Milestone Systems to offer a complete cost-effective infrastructure to support video surveillance. This solution gives customers immediate access to video data that can be stored and managed using any remote object storage solution. Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS) is ideal for high-quality video surveillance infrastructures, including high-definition and megapixel environments. The combination of LucidLink Filespaces™ and object storage, results in a solution where video surveillance data that can be easily archived and accessed anytime, from anywhere. Object storage offers customers a highly scalable and safe repository for video management systems that support large camera counts, high resolutions, quick frame rates, and long retention periods.
LucidLink’s high-performance cloud-native file service, Filespaces, enables video data to be stored and accessed directly from affordable, scalable object storage, whether in the cloud or on-premises. Filespaces seamlessly integrates with video management software (VMS), including solutions that do not support object storage. Meaning both live feeds and video archives can be saved directly to object storage.
Most video management systems have a built-in authentication and database model; you can keep using this approach for live footage. However, as most video management systems, tier storage, you can view archive footage from anywhere using LucidLink. This allows immediate access for viewing by individuals or by multiple people at the same time, regardless of their locations.
And there is no time limit on how long customers can keep video files. LucidLink provides sophisticated end-to-end encryption, so an immutable object cannot be deleted or modified by anyone—including any object store—ensuring video footage is never altered or destroyed.
Using LucidLink customers can:
Surveillance video can now be easily archived to object storage, and accessed immediately, with one easy-to-use, cost-effective, secure, and scalable solution.
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