US Police departments are on a serious hunt for data storage

Police departments in United States are in a serious look out for ideal and cost effective storage options these days and that is due to the fact that they are grappling with concerns of storing large volumes of surveillance video footage.

When the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s office first considered deploying body worn cameras and cameras inside patrol cars, some veterans of Louisiana force resisted the idea. But after the cameras were installed in last May, the entire department embraced the change on a virtual note.

However, the generated video from the cameras is bringing in new troubles along with benefits.

The issue is where the generated video evidence has to be stored, managed and protected?

Currently, Deputy Sheriff Michael Rainwater expects Lincoln Parish’s 30 in-car cameras to generate around 13TB of data per year. If the department considers rolling out more body cameras, video storage demand can triple within no time.

Also, the Louisiana department has to archive most video records for 10 years due to data compliance issues prevailing in the state.

Lack of cost efficient storage options are not only troubling Louisiana’s police department, but are prevailing all over United States.

As the federal government is showing more interest in making the interaction with cops and populace simple and hassle free, it is also finding it hard in dealing with the generated data.

DNF Security offers intelligent video storage appliances for such mission critical surveillance environments. All Falcon series of video storage appliances offered by DNF Security are having the feature of getting integrated with DNF Cloud Connection for video archiving.

Live recordings continue to be stored directly on the Falcon appliance’s local storage, while archived footage can be written to and read from a secure StoneFly Cloud Drive hosted in Microsoft Azure or the StoneFly Cloud Business Center.

So, all the hot data which is being frequently accessed can be stored on the physical appliances available on premises and the cold data or archives can be pushed to the cloud. User needs to pay only for the data which is being accessed from cloud.

Combining a StoneFly Cloud Drive or Microsoft Azure subscription with a Falcon Video Storage Appliance will immediately save on capital and operating expenses, enabling government organizations like police departments and security agencies get offsite video archival and backup inexpensively.

DNF Security Video Storage appliances are available in capacities ranging from 1TB to 192TB. Customers can also customize the solutions as per their application demand and can get a mirrored OS feature as well.

To know more call 510.265.1122 or click on DNF Security Video Storage Solutions


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