Improving your NVR Storage
What steps you can take to increase your NVR storage reliability
You’re designing a new IP video surveillance system for a large application. When talking with your customer, they know exactly what they want for their system.
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Large and small integrators alike are all too familiar with this scenario. Customers are quick to discuss the high-tech cameras they want to deploy with facial recognition, people counting, and other advanced capabilities. But they may not be as familiar with how this will affect their storage needs. To put this in perspective, the migration of deploying 1080p cameras with H.264 compression to 4K cameras with H.265 compression can still result in an increase of storage demand by 280 percent. On top of that, surveillance artificial intelligence (AI) data recording simultaneously with video means not only a heavier workload, but also much higher storage capacity. To identify your storage needs, check out Seagate Technology’s surveillance storage calculator.
As end users continue to deploy more cameras, want higher resolution, and archive video for longer retention periods, video storage can no longer be an afterthought—it must be a critical part of the video security system design and plan.
Systems integrators must consider how to maximize NVR performance, optimize storage capability, and ensure system longevity. This starts with selecting and deploying the right hard drive.
When it comes to choosing hard drives, Seagate’s SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are unmatched in their high capacity, optimized firmware, and a reliability workload rating of hundreds of terabytes per year. Designed for DVRs and NVRs, SkyHawk drives are tuned for 24×7 workloads, can support up to 64 HD cameras and up to 32 AI streams, and delivers SkyHawk Health Management for drive health monitoring.
Whether your customer needs continuous recording for video verification of alarms or deep-learning analysis to yield a business intelligence, SkyHawk has you covered and enables video surveillance systems to deliver a value beyond security.
Here are six best practices systems integrators can implement to get the most out of their SkyHawk drive and NVR storage.
By implementing these tactics and deploying SkyHawk drives, systems integrators will improve their customer’s storage capabilities while simultaneously reducing maintenance and service calls. The end result is a win-win situation where there is increased customer satisfaction and loyalty as well as increased profit margins for integrators.