How can video surveillance help logistics centers?

Companies managing logistics and distribution centers invest heavily in loss prevention initiatives. One such strategy happens to be Video Surveillance where it not only saves the company from losses goods theft, but also provides video evidence for the labors productivity.

Previously, almost ten years ago, companies in logistics business used to struggle dealing with thefts. But now, installation of security cameras has eased the work of decision makers. In case of an insider threat, the first thing loss prevention managers usually do is to check previous CCTV records to track down if the embezzlement was a one-time incident or part of an ongoing pattern. Also CCTV footage helps in knowing whether the act was committed by a single individual or a group of them.

The main problem, however is that CCTV data is usually stored for only specific periods of time—say two weeks making it almost impossible to asses past damage and obtain information about the full scale of the theft. As a result, the data which is stored for two weeks is either automatically or manually deleted by individuals making it difficult to sieve through previous records.

The best solution to use under these circumstances is a video storage which can be integrated to cloud storage for archival needs.

DNF Security offers such supporting feature for all its products. All DNF Security Falcon Series Video Storage appliances support an optional Cloud Connection for video archiving.

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

StoneFly Cloud Drives utilizing remote block or file storage are created as a virtual drive on the Falcon that will be recognized as if it were a regular disk drive.

Easily add mass amounts of storage for video archives on the Falcon in a matter of minutes, all without any investment in additional servers and storage appliances.

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.

So, how does such service help in practical?

  • By integrating video surveillance storage to a cloud platform for archival needs, users can observe improved control.
  • The ability to search for video evidence following customer complaints makes things simple and easy for users
  • Customer needs to pay for the cloud capacity which they are using
  • Users can also save a backup copy of the latest recorded data on the cloud for backup and disaster recovery needs. This often helps in scenarios where an employee deletes the video file and another backup copy is available on hand.

The usage of video storage integrated to a cloud storage platform service is an ideal solution for companies operating logistics and distribution centers of all kinds and can offer loss prevention managers another layer of protection.

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