In recent times, the cost of 4K (Ultra HD cameras) has come down and so video surveillance industry has witnessed customers embracing this technology on an open note. The future for 6K and 8K based security cameras also looks good. But when cost part comes into play, their adoption looks bleak on a present note.
Strategically speaking, 4K surveillance camera deployment helps in replacing dozens of VGA cameras which are working in the premises. That means, one 4K (8MP) camera can replace up to 27 VGA cameras. Similarly, one 5K (16MP) camera can replace up to 48 VGA cameras operating in the premises. Likewise, one 6K (24MP) camera can replace up to 60 VGA cameras operating in the premises and having the same focus. Just imagine what a 7 K (30MP) or 8K camera is capable off?
Going with the trend, Airports and many other public places are showing a lot of interest in installing ultra high definition surveillance cameras. That’s due to the fact that they have the ability to capture events high in clarity in an easy way replacing a dozen in number normal cameras. For this reason, the adoption rate of 4K surveillance cameras running at 3840×2160 resolutions has increased says a report prepared by IHS in 2015.
Now, let’s come to the main theme of storing the data captured by these Ultra HD cameras. Obviously, the data generated by these devices will be 100x times high from what a normal security camera generates. When retention policies and minimum frame rates prevailing in the region are taken into account, storage needs will definitely inflate.
So, how to get video surveillance storage for 4K surveillance on an economical note?
DNF Security, a business unit of DNF Corporation offers innovative video storage solutions on an economic note. DNF Falcon Video Storage appliances are available in capacities of 2TB up to 288TB. Users using 4K surveillance cameras in big projects involving 300 to 500 IP cameras can store their video surveillance data on these high capacity appliances. With the help of data compression techniques, user needs will suffice with the available storage capacities.
For archival needs, all DNF Falcon series video storage appliances can be integrated with Cloud connection which is a service exclusively offered to them. Live recordings continue to be stored directly on the Falcon’s local storage, while archived footage can be written to and read from StoneFly Cloud Drive hosted in Microsoft Azure or the StoneFly Cloud Business Center.
Combining a StoneFly Cloud Drive subscription with a Falcon Video Storage Appliance will immediately save on capital and operating expenses, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite video archival and backup inexpensively.
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