Edge recording has gained prominence in the last few years. However, it is not a new feature - it has been in existence for many years now, only that it has been ignored. Some of the major security camera manufacturers such as Axis Communications have been offering cameras with SD card slots for the longest time possible. Unfortunately, most security camera installers have in the past preferred centralized storage solutions and thus, failed to offer consumers any other option.
What are the benefits of Recording at the Edge?
Redundancy: Edge recording can be used to complement centralized VMS. The surveillance cameras store their video locally when they cannot establish a connection to the central storage server.
Parallel Recording: Surveillance cameras can be configured to have both Edge storage and VMS record simultaneously. The parallel recording is ideal for sensitive applications that cannot afford to have any video data lost.
Low Bandwidth Requirements: Recording at the edge enables users to reduce the bandwidth load on their networks since the surveillance cameras don't need to stream or send the video to the central storage server.
How to find the best edge recording companies
Finding a security camera company to deploy home or business surveillance applications is not difficult, owing to the numerous service providers available in the market. The challenge however, is in finding a company that can competently rollout a surveillance system that integrates Edge recording. Some of the factors to consider include:
1. Expertise and Experience
When searching for the best edge recording companies, users must consider the expertise and experience of the company's technical personnel. Some companies do not have qualified personnel and thus, rely on subcontractors to implement their installation projects. The downside to subcontracting is that it becomes difficult to hold an installer accountable, regarding the quality and performance of their job.
Edge recording companies require strategic partnerships with equipment manufacturers to enable them to provide the best services. Through such partnerships, installers receive specialized training in installation, maintenance and support of various systems.
I-Tech Security has partnered with some of the largest and most reputable security camera manufacturers such as Axis Communications.