Top 6 Benefits of Digital Video Surveillance System

By: Courtney Hamby on July 29th, 2014

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Top 6 Benefits of Digital Video Surveillance System

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490456357A Digital Video Surveillance system consists of an appliance that enables embedded image capture capabilities, which in turn, allows video images or extracted information to be compressed, stored, or transmitted over communication networks or digital data links. They are used for all kinds of monitoring. The digital network video surveillance system provides a host of benefits and advanced functionalities that cannot be provided by an analog video surveillance system. The advantages include superior image quality, remote accessibility, distributed intelligent video capabilities, easy installation and integration, and better scalability, flexibility and cost- effectiveness.


Benefits of digital video surveillance system:

Superior image quality

Image quality is clearly one of the most important features of any camera, if not the most important. Superior image quality enables the user to follow details and changes in images more closely, making way for better and faster decisions to more effectively safeguard people and property.


Easy, future-proof integration

IT has the capacity to provide a high level of integration with other equipment and functions, making it a continually developing system.


Scalability and flexibility

A network video system can grow with a user’s needs—one camera at a time, while analog systems can often only grow in steps of four or 16 at a time. Network video products can also be placed and networked from virtually any location, and the system can be as open or as closed as desired. Since a network video system is based on standard IT equipment and protocols, it can benefit from those technologies as the system grows. For instance, video can be stored on redundant servers placed in separate locations to increase reliability, and tools for automatic load sharing, network management and system maintenance can be used—none of which is possible with analog video.



Based on open standards, digital video surveillance network runs on IP networks. Using standard PC server hardware rather than proprietary equipment such as DVRs radically reduces management and equipment costs, particularly for larger systems where storage and servers are a significant portion of the total solution cost. 


Distributed intelligence

These days, a massive amount video is being recorded, but never watched or reviewed, due to lack of time. As a result, events and activities are missed, and suspicious behaviors remain unnoticed. With network video, intelligence has been brought into the camera itself.

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Remote accessibility

 With network video, users can access real-time video at any time from any authorized computer anywhere.


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