Security Technology Executive

SEP-OCT 2017

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www. • September/October 2017 • SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE 25 when you want to play the video back requires a significant investment in the networking infrastruc- ture to make all this happen, so all the cost savings the organization may see on compute and storage by going to the cloud can be negated by the invest- ment needed for networking. Private clouds are a more viable option for surveillance video because most of the data can be kept on-premises, with the most important archived clips being put in the public cloud for disaster recovery purposes. Convenience and cost also are issues when considering public cloud and evidence data cap- tured by body and in-car cam- eras or crime scene footage. The cloud is friendly because most of the time you're talking about backing up files from onsite to off-premises and not streaming the video. But let's say a city pays a cloud storage fee of $55 per month per body camera that offi- cers wear, and there is an officer- involved shooting. The body-cam video becomes evidence that the department is required to keep for 15 years, so now the city has to pay $55 a month for 15 years for that one incident. So when you do the math over the long-term, public cloud costs can be daunt- ing , so the pendulum is swinging back toward hybrid environments. Surveillance and evidence video data are one of the few instances where the cloud isn't the obvious answer. A f inal key to handling the inf lux of data and devices that make up the video vortex is col- laboration between an organiza- tion's physical security managers and IT leaders. According to the MeriTalk survey, 79 percent of respondents said better collabora- tion can ensure a successful video surveillance program, though the survey also showed gaps between physical security and IT manag- ers in whether the responsibility is shared (only 33 percent of IT managers said so) and what the top technical challenges are. LTO-7 TECHNOLOGY 15TB UP TO CAPACITY PER CARTRIDGE 1 ¢ /GB UNDER COST PER CARTRIDGE TRANSFER RATE COMPRESSED 2.7TB/HR UP TO LEARN MORE AT TRUSTLTO.COM Request information: But the benefits of collaboration are clear. Eighty-one percent of agencies that require collab- oration say they are more prepared for the influx of video data are two times more likely to operate an edge-to-core architecture, are more likely to analyze more than 50 percent of their video data, and are more likely to implement mobile video surveillance on vehicles, drones, and people. Com- munication is critical.

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