The security industry has adopted a centralized storage approach for IP video surveillance systems.
Manufacturers followed traditional data center designs, assuming that it was best to use the standard
architecture for Information Technology (IT). However, many of the growing issues with IP video systems
today, such as bandwidth, storage and maintenance costs, are the direct result of this centralized
Here’s the problem: Data centers and most IT systems are designed for many users accessing data
servers in one location. This is called a “one-to-many” model, since each data center serves large
numbers of users. Most experts assumed that this would also be the best model for security video as
well, but this is wrong. Sensor networks have exactly the opposite requirements...