You can’t be everywhere at once, but your BA Consulting video surveillance system can. BA Consulting systems provide outstanding image clarity, powerful and easy-to-use features, and simplified access to live and stored video.
Video surveillance provides valuable insights into your operations that would otherwise be unattainable and should be an integral part of your company’s security plan. In addition to providing a visual record of incidents at your company, the presence of surveillance cameras can be a powerful deterrent.
A surveillance system is only as good as the company that stands behind it. BA Consulting’s managed video surveillance service is the simplest, most reliable way to implement video surveillance. We will be with you from design and installation to ongoing service and support.
BA Consulting provides several innovative value-added services to enhance the value of your surveillance system. Remote video surveillance lets you keep an eye on your business no matter where you are, while our Video Clip Retrieval helps you find and preserve recording. And with OneVIEW, you receive regularly emailed System Reports showing you the status of your system.
BA Consulting video surveillance systems can integrate with BA Consulting’s security systems and managed access control systems to provide even greater protection. For instance, our proprietary iWatch service transmits live and recorded video to our secure monitoring center in the event of an alarm. And our ServerGuard service helps protect a company’s most valuable technical assets through a combination of video surveillance, access control and environmental monitoring.
Organizations installed closed circuit TV (CCTV) almost exclusively for security monitoring. CCTV, though, has many shortcomings. First of all, it’s expensive and disruptive to install. Second, once installed, its capabilities are limited. CCTV records images on videocassettes, so police and other emergency personnel can’t view the event live. Therefore, they often don’t know an emergency is occurring or how serious it is. If they are informed of an emergency, these first responders can’t understand its circumstances or context through CCTV. They see the event only after viewing the video, which is usually long after it’s over.
In some cases, authorities can’t ever view the event. Savvy criminals often take the tape with them as they leave the scene. In cases of fire, it’s frequently burned. Therefore, a successor system is needed–one that delivers secure, real-time images of an emergency as well as the flexibility to show both full-motion and still images.
More and more, companies are installing Internet-based IP surveillance as a far superior alternative to CCTV. This technology offers real-time delivery of video and still images from a crime or emergency scene via a LAN or the Internet.
In a nutshell, IP surveillance uses a company’s existing network and Internet technology to transmit images from analog cameras and/or IP cameras over public networks. These systems allow live streaming video and still image transfer (both one-way and two-way) at an average of 30 frames per second into a standard, easy-to-use Web browser, so video can be viewed in real time from police cars and other emergency vehicles.
IP-based systems deliver a great deal of additional functionality. For instance, they provide motion detection, auto time and date stamps, easy transfer of visuals, and pre- and post-alarm messaging. Business owners are notified immediately if an event is occurring; they can then log on to the system remotely to see what’s happening in their offices and businesses.
An enormous variety of organizations have already installed IP-based surveillance systems to help secure both the interior and exterior of buildings. A few examples include retail stores, banks, law firms, gas stations, parking garages, schools and government offices; but these systems provide greater security to all organizations and businesses. Users have found that IP surveillance,
Most users also have discovered that IP surveillance is very affordable, since companies already have many components of the system in place (such as an IP network and broadband connectivity). Other system components include an 802.11 wireless LAN, an access router, a video server, an IP camera (existing analog cameras can also be used) and host PC surveillance software.
IP technology is the next step forward for surveillance systems. IP-based streaming video surveillance lets organizations monitor, prevent and/or respond to emergency situations more effectively and affordably, via the Internet. At the same time, the technology allows law enforcement, security companies and other emergency personnel to prepare better and respond more fully to emergencies. Thus, the physical safety of a company’s vital human and business assets is far more secure and protected.