The IBM smart surveillance solution is designed to help companies migrating from tape-based monitoring to digital video surveillance get more value out of the video content they are capturing and storing. The solution can help lower the total cost of ownership for physical security, speed response time and increase organizational flexibility by transforming footage into valuable business information.
Physical security: site and infrastructure. Everybody needs it. Many have a system in place. But the old way - guards watching too many monitors and manually reviewing miles of videotape - may not be adequate for today's requirements. It costs too much. It's hard to integrate it with newer technologies. It takes up too much storage space. So it's likely that you're looking for a new approach, and that probably means digital video surveillance.
But how much more can you gain from your new digital system and technologies? When you enhance physical security (that is, guards, cameras and sensors) by deploying applications that leverage your IT network, you can use the same security data gathered by your digital monitoring systems not only to improve security and safety, but also to reduce costs and improve operations.
The IBM smart surveillance solution is designed to help you:
Because you don't have to manually search through piles of videotapes, and because you can target your search more specifically, you are more likely to detect threats and apprehend perpetrators, which helps improve security and operations. Regardless of whether your business is located in the public or private sector, the ability to reduce your need for manual review and for redeploying armed guards can help reduce your costs.
Event-prioritisation capabilities can help you lower your data management costs. The added flexibility that comes from being able to add new technology or analytical capabilities to the open-architecture solution framework can enhance the agility of your business. And the ability to use your data in a variety of ways to support business decision making can help you get more return from your security investments.
As one of the most experienced systems integrators in the world, IBM leverages its worldwide consultants and a network of established digital video surveillance technology providers to bring you integrated solutions that include cameras, sensors, servers, networking technology, software, services and analytics. Our proprietary smart surveillance technology allows a wider range of search capabilities and helps you leverage your data in more ways than virtually any other offering on the market today.