Video Surveillance managers handling CCTV projects will have a question lingering in their mind. That is-till when should they retain the recorded evidence on their premises. Is it for one week, one month or 1 year?
Generally, the demand for video evidence is usually within a period of few days or weeks. However, it is mandatory to retain the evidence for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days.
Some video surveillance environments need to store the recorded evidence for longer periods of time. For instance, government organizations related surveillance footage must be storage safely for 90 days and that has become mandatory in all parts of the world.
But, certain FDA compliance laws suggest having 180 day (6 months) surveillance storage period.
Due to the recent terrorist activities and increase in security concerns, it has become unofficially mandatory to maintain surveillance videos related public places for longer periods such as 6 months in United States, Australia and United Kingdom.
Police departments need to store video from interview and interrogation rooms for longer duration. The videos in general are retained for a period of 999 days. In a military detention center, the videos are retained for up to 7 years.
All financial institutions including Banks & ATMs will have to store video evidence for 180 days For organizations that face significant litigation risk such as food or chemical firms they will have to retain videos for a 6 month to 5 years period.
So, under these circumstances, video surveillance managers must not only plan for video surveillance storage, but also need to work on the aspect of data retention.
DNF Security offers a single solution which can work for these dual applications on an economical note. All DNF Falcon series of video storage appliances can be integrated with DNF Cloud Connection which is a cloud storage platform for archival needs. That means, users can use DNF Cloud Connection for storing videos as per the data retention needs of the customers.
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.
DNF Cloud Connection is compatible to work with all major Video Management Software applications. Users can store their archives not only on Azure cloud; but can also store their videos on VMware vCloud, VMware vCloud Air and any other private or hybrid cloud.
DNF Cloud Connection users will get graphical performance and utilization report. Logical volume creation and patented advanced storage virtualization services are also available.
Support of SNMP Traps and Call home feature is also available on this cloud based archival platform.
Just click on DNF Security Cloud Connection web link to know more.