By: Alex Zeltmann
Imagine a world of crime for a moment. Kids being bullied in school, property gets damaged, items are stolen, etc. After spinning these thoughts around in your head for a bit, you may realize that these things happen every day in the real world. Too often these crimes occur when no one is looking—unnoticed. Traditionally, the solution to these problems was handled with independent systems such as closed circuit video surveillance. However, there is a solution for today’s modern networks and the solution is Cisco’s IP Video Surveillance (IPVS) system.
Today the physical security industry is rapidly shifting to IT network systems—where physical security will be managed as an application on the network. Cisco’s IPVS solution uses the network as a platform to integrate physical security for both the public and private sectors. At the heart of Cisco’s IPVS solution are Cisco’s Video Surveillance Software and IP Cameras.
Cisco’s Video Surveillance Software optimizes cost, performance, and capability with high-quality video surveillance. The Cisco Video Surveillance Manager provides a comprehensive system to enable your network and security teams to collaborate effectively by combining both video and network techniques to optimize the experience. The Surveillance Manager was designed to be flexible; it is standards-based and supports a broad range of devices. Cisco’s embedded video analytics strengthen security by analyzing surveillance video in real time—improving incident response time. Video analytics offer unique solutions to classify objects, detect tampering, trigger alerts, and count people/vehicles. But of course none of this software is useful without cameras.
Cisco offers superior performance in a wide variety of environments with high-resolution, professional digital cameras. Depending on your needs, Cisco offers features like pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), 1080p and H.264 compression, and models for indoor or outdoor environments. Video Surveillance Encoders can also be used for analog cameras to convert analog video to digital format.
Crimes affect every country, every economy, every community, and every person. Cisco’s IP Video Surveillance systems use the network as a platform to make Cisco best in the world, and most important—best for a safe and more secure world.