That’s right – your CCTV is part of your computer network. Current CCTV is based on IP cameras which means that they are just network devices in much the same way as a printer or smart TV are endpoints on your network. Even older systems, using coax, are usually connected to a network recording device to which you’ll want to gain access on the network, if for no other reason than to be able to see the cameras over the internet. To do this, you’ll need to configure routers to ensure that you can access the NVR while preventing other people (even those in your own network) from doing so. So why do most providers treat the CCTV system like something separate to your network.
The answer is, “because they have to”. Few security system providers have the specialised skills to combine CCTV, Access Control, network engineering and computer and alarm monitoring into a single service. WISE can. We’re built specifically for it.
Hikvision, the world’s leading provider of innovative video surveillance products and solutions with a wide range of products for virtually any type of surveillance application. Built on Hikvision’s H.265+ Smart Codec, which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by up to 50% over H.265, cameras such as their EasyIP range provide major IT savings for small- and medium-sized businesses.
Some of the key features include: