IP-Surveillance system design, supply and management
Take advantage of the full potential of network video.
IP-Surveillance systems can be as simple or as sophisticated as your needs require. Multiple factors should be taken into account to set up a system that takes advantage of the full potential of network video.
The core components of a network video system: the network camera, the video encoder (also known as the video server), the network, the PC server and storage, and the video management software. Although all components are necessary, it is interesting to note that the network, the PC server, and the storage components, FORCEFIELD relies on are all standard IT equipment, and the ability to use commercial-off-the-shelf equipment is one of the main benefits of FORCEFIELD solutions. This allows to mix and match and select the most appropriate components from different vendors. In addition, the system can be scaled to virtually any size. This flexibility and scalability mean that good knowledge about all the different components and how they interact is required. Selecting the right camera and properly installing and protecting it are, therefore, essential. Meanwhile, the appropriate network and storage solutions depend greatly on the selected cameras, the camera settings (e.g., resolution, compression, and frame rate) and the number of cameras.
You can rely on FORCEFIELD Systems in setting up a professional IP-Surveillance and Remote Monitoring system. We make deployment in all types of environments: indoor, outdoor, wired, wireless, and in rough, tough conditions.
SETTING UP AN IP-SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
1. Defining your surveillance needs —
  • Draw a plan of your installation
  • Select points of interest to view (area of coverage)
  • Position each camera — define what you want to be able to capture with each camera
  • Consider environment — light conditions
  • Consider cabling to cameras
  • Position the recording PC server
2. Selecting network cameras and/or video encoders —
  • We consider image quality requirements — resolution, compression and frame rate
  • Light sensitivity and lens selection (re: camera)
  • Outdoor / indoor, fixed / PTZ / dome camera
  • Consider needs such as Power over Ethernet (PoE), video motion detection, audio...
  • Housing, mounting and other accessories
  • Buy and try — buy one camera to test its quality
3. Forcefield supported devices —
* Not all manufacturer models are supported. Contact us directly for the details.
4. Select and install hardware components —
  • Additional switches (PoE, wireless options)
  • Additional light sources
  • Power supplies and eventually UPS
  • PC server for video management software — VMS NVR
  • Hard drives (local disks, NAS, etc.)
5. Selecting VMS NVR —
  • Acquire licenses that fit the number of cameras
  • Specify image quality and frame rate requirements for each camera
  • IP address range for cameras and servers
  • Calculate hard disk usage
  • Configure your cameras and their recording settings
  • Configure video motion detection settings
  • Grant user access and authentications
  • Install live video monitoring software — VMS Client on any computer of your choice
  • VMS Archive Viewer included in the Client installation.
6. Check & verify operations —
  • Check recorded events for all your cameras
  • Check image quality and frame rate settings for each camera
  • Check motion detection settings again
  • Check hard disk free space and eventually adjust recording options
  • Setup VMS NVR Reliability System
7. Monitoring Centre —
  • Our operators can view your premise in real time - live - as it happens; responding immediately to any threat dispatching the appropriate authorities as required.
  • Or live video capabilities can be added to your own Monitoring Centre.
  • Multiple search functions for recorded video are also provided.
  • Recorded video can be exported in avi or in a proprietary file format (with restricted VMS Archive Viewer).
 
Even a single analog camera connected to a video server or a network camera added to the system will give you a full range of advantages that come from digital, networked surveillance.
FORCEFIELD IP-Security turn-key systems can be easily integrated with different mechanical and electronic security devices. Contact us today!.
NETWORK CAMERAS
FORCEFIELD Systems supports a wide range of network cameras from the world’s leading manufacturers and continues to expand the list. Network cameras connect directly to IP networks, record at high frame rates, and have high, even mega pixel resolution. They can pan, tilt and zoom, and many have one-way or two-way audio capabilities.
Video Management Software (VMS) triggers alarms and e-mail alerts when certain events occur. For example, motion detection areas within a frame can be designated that generate alerts when motion occurs. Or the system can be set to begin recording when certain events occur or timers are set.
WHAT IS VIDEO ENCODER?
VIDEO ENCODERS (also referred to as VIDEO SERVERS) helping you migrate your analog security system to an IP-based video solution. A video encoder digitizes analog video signals and distributes digital images directly over an IP-based network, turning analog cameras into network cameras and enabling users to remotely monitor the cameras, as well as record and store video on standard PC servers.
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