Today, almost every organisation uses CCTV to protect its people, property and buildings. Too often, the systems are installed to appease insurance providers, or in the hope that they will deter would-be thieves. However, existing systems can be insecure, inaccessible, expensive to maintain and may be unreliable when dealing with an incident. The problems with existing systems include
Accessibility – footage is often stored locally, requiring a site visit to access or buried on tapes and disks.Cost – manual monitoring, site visits, hardware – the costs add up.
Security – CCTV cameras weren’t designed with cybersecurity in mind; they’re open to hacking and inside abuse, putting compliance and privacy at risk.
Effectiveness – cameras often aren’t monitored and alerts aren’t raised consistently. False alarms are an issue.
Availability – hardware problems with cameras or DVRs can go undetected, meaning footage is lost and also storage capacity is limited.