"IP Video Surveillance"
Solution Profile IP Video Surveillance In a CCTV-based surveillance solution, images may be of poor quality and stored on tape, the images may be difficult to access and search. The process of maintaining video surveillance tapes is prone to human error and degradation of quality over time. Upgrading to an IP video surveillance Business Challenges and Goals solution effectively addresses these concerns. Small businesses today are increasingly concerned with the Figure 1 Video Surveillance for Small Businesses security of their premises. Security procedures and technology must effectively prevent vandalism, accidents, or unlawful building access from disrupting daily operations. For video surveillance, many companies still use closed circuit TV (CCTV, a legacy technology. However, CCTV is not an efficient way to view property and assets remotely. or to integrate new capabililties, such as door access, light controls, and event-triggered email alerts. Organizations today are looking to achieve the following security goals: • Protect the business from theft and vandalism • Monitor the business from remote locations • Reduce the risk of liability for workplace accidents • Reduce operational costs by converging separate business application and surveillance networks • Cost-effectively enable advanced surveillance features, such as door or light controls and automatic E-mail alerts. Making Video Surveillance Work for Your • Improve awareness of customer behavior and traffic patterns Business Deploying a video surveillance system poses some intrinsic Solution Overview challenges. By operating over the existing data network, an IP-based video surveillance system provides companies IP-based video surveillance is the next step in the evolution of greater flexibility in deploying the solution, compared to the video surveillance technology. By connecting to the existing specialized cabling required for CCTV solutions. IP infrastructure, the video surveillance system becomes part of the data network and can be integrated with other business For example, power outlets might not be always available at systems to provide enhanced surveillance capabilities. the planned camera location. Installing additional power outlets can be very costly or might not be possible due to IP-based cameras work with monitoring software and network building codes or other constraints at the physical site. attached storage devices to allow improved event search and Cisco® Small Business Video Surveillance Cameras, with retrieval and remote management of the physical security support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, address solution. these challenges easily and cost- effectively. IP video surveillance provides a cost-effective way to Cisco network PoE switches provide power to PoE-enabled implement an advanced security solution and to upgrade cameras over standard network cable. You need only install a from complex and outdated CCTV and tape solutions. It allows data network cable at the location of the camera, eliminating your physical security system to be integrated into and the cost of installing or extending existing power outlets. managed using the same network that you use for the rest of your business. Once deployed, an IP surveillance system offers many other benefits as well. IP Video Surveillance Page 1 Solution Profile For Small Business The network itself provides the security required to transport The video monitoring system software also lets you enhance video from remote cameras to centralized monitoring stations. images while viewing to identify the cause of a problem more In addition, VPN technology lets you connect to the business quickly and easily. When authorities ask for specific video network and monitor the IP video surveillance system recordings, it is simple within the Cisco monitoring software to securely over any Internet connection. select the video footage of the event and export (copy) it to a standard format (.AVI) . This saves time compared to searching At home, from a branch office, or even when traveling, you can through CCTV videotapes and allows you to avoid providing access the video surveillance system by setting up a secure more video than is required by authorities. connection from any computer, laptop or web-enabled mobile phone. Cisco secure routers provide this capability Video recordings can be stored on the hard drive of the cost-effectively and without exposing your network to monitoring station, or you can move them anywhere on the additional risk. network. You can view recordings on one station and store them in Cisco network attached storage devices located in a With the capability to securely connect to your business secure area within the business or at a secure remote location. network, you can use monitoring software to view recorded With the flexibility provided by Cisco network attached video streams or live video anywhere, at any time. storage devices, you can easily increase storage capacity whenever you need it. Cisco Video Monitoring Software Deploying a Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance solution Figure 2 Video Monitoring opens up additional options for integration with other technologies, including building automation systems (door controls, fire alarm systems, and so forth) and Cisco Unified Communications. The Cisco PVC300 PTZ Camera The Cisco PVC300 Pan/Tilt/Optical Zoom Internet Camera (Figure 3) provides a feature-rich, highly flexible video solution for your business. It provides full pan, tilt, and optical zoom capabilities to allow monitoring of any aspect of business operations and has the ability to virtually manage multiple sites from a central location with the included Cisco SWVMS16 Video Monitoring System. Businesses can choose from different camera models to address their current needs. Although fixed cameras will address many business requirements, camera models with pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities that allow remote monitoring from virtually any angle, can provide a cost-effective alternative to deploying multiple fixed cameras. Monitoring software, included with the purchase of a Cisco IP camera, provides multiple concurrent views, allowing you to Figure 3 Cisco PVC300 PTZ Camera view different locations involved in an event, or to view a single event from different angles, using different cameras (Figure 2). You can identify specific events that will trigger the monitoring software to automatically send you a notification. When you receive a notification, you can easily use the monitoring software to view the camera output in real time, review recordings, and even control a pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) camera to focus on specific details at the site of the event. Live video streams are best transferred in MPEG format, which delivers full-motion video with a useful image quality. For video recordings, the M-JPG format prioritizes image quality over frame rate. Cisco IP cameras can deliver both formats at the same time (using dual codecs), for optimal viewing and recording. When an event occurs, you can access the recorded video from any Internet browser and easily identify the time, date, location, and specific camera associated with the recording you want to view. IP Video Surveillance Page 2 Solution Profile For Small Business The Cisco PVC300 Camera provides the following features: Advanced Features • Pan/tilt capability • Searches recordings by camera, date, and time • Pan: 350 degrees • Copies recording schedules and settings to multiple • Tilt: 125 degrees cameras • 2.6x optical zoom with high-quality Sony charge-coupled • Features advanced motion detection device (CCD) sensor • Performs real-time digital picture enhancements in • Simultaneous dual codecs for optimal simultaneous playback mode viewing and storage of video Playback Cisco SWVMS16 Small Business • Full-screen display Monitoring System • Log files for recording system events • Variable forward and rewind (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x) When purchased as a separate product, IP-based video • 4x digital zoom during playback surveillance monitoring software can cost up to $1,500. However, Cisco includes its feature-rich small business • Video export to standard .AVI format monitoring system with the purchase of a Cisco IP camera. • Two-way audio with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) support for communication between the camera and an The Cisco SWVMS16 Video Monitoring System simplifies the IP phone deployment, management, and monitoring of multiple IP • PoE for easy deployment cameras. It provides an easy-to-use graphical interface and automatic detection of cameras, which simplifies initial setup. Advanced management features, such as the ability to load saved configurations and copy settings from one camera to another, make deployment quick and easy. The Basics • Displays output from up to 16 cameras on one screen • Provides PTZ camera controls • Manages recording schedules Figure 4 Integrating Video Surveillance with Other Network Services Cisco Secure Router Internet PSTN Home office Cisco Unified Communications Platform PVC300 PTZ camera Cisco PoE Switch Mobile worker SWVMS16 Video Monitoring System Network Storage System 235837 IP Video Surveillance Page 3 Solution Profile For Small Business How It All Comes Together Why Cisco? The Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance solution builds As the global leader in networking and communications, Cisco on the capabilities of your data network and provides highly has been helping small businesses around the world solve secure remote management. Figure 4 shows a typical their everyday business challenges. By adopting Cisco configuration. Cisco secure routers provide highly secure technology, small businesses gain an integrated infrastructure remote access to live video or recordings from anywhere. that enables employees, suppliers, and customers to securely Cisco PoE switches provide power to cameras over the data connect and communicate. This leads to increased employee infrastructure when a power outlet is not readily available. productivity, enhanced responsiveness to customers, and profitability. You also can rely on Cisco to help your business Cisco Unified Communications enables two-way audio achieve its full potential. Cisco offers: capability between the camera and an IP phone for specific business applications. Video recordings can be stored on a • Everything for your network: With the broadest portfolio Cisco Small Business Network Storage System. of products, financing options, services and support designed and priced for small business, Cisco will help meet your immediate technology needs, while keeping Solution Summary pace with your business growth. With the Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance solution, • Experienced local partners: Local Cisco partners, fully helps protect small businesses from theft and vandalism and backed by Cisco world-class support, understand your helps reduce the risk of liability for workplace accidents. This requirements and can help you deploy a system that is system reduces operational costs by converging separate specifically tailored to your unique needs. This lets you business application and surveillance networks. It enables focus on your business, instead of technology challenges. advanced surveillance features, such as door or light controls • Solutions that just work: Cisco provides the reliability, and automatic E-mail alerts. security and performance you expect from your business IP-based video surveillance makes video surveillance easier network. and more cost-effective to manage, maintain and control. The Contact a Cisco partner to learn more and for a relationship you Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance solution provides can trust to help your business succeed. peace of mind in regard to your company’s most important assets—people, property, and information. 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