A recent article on Security Info Watch shares the steps to converting customers from analog to IP video surveillance and asks: Whatever the security environment, IP’s capabilities, growing standardization and increasing affordability make adoption the only real choice —the question is, how to get your clients to make the transition.
Organizations that are still dependent on analog technology and not yet operating with versatile IP systems are increasingly handicapped in their day-to-day operations. For educational and government organizations, the ability to respond to emergencies and regulate access are hampered by low-resolution imaging and the limitations of decentralized control centers. For places of business, competitors using IP solutions are enjoying the advantages that high-definition clarity and cloud-based recording bring to loss prevention efforts, for example.
Whatever the security environment, IP’s capabilities, growing standardization and increasing affordability make adoption the only real choice —the question is, how to get your clients to make the transition.
“Simplicity” and “affordability” appear to be highly subjective terms. When it comes to replacing an obsolete multi-component system that is relied on for day-to-day functions, what is simple and affordable for a large business may not seem so painless to a smaller establishment. Thankfully, the nature of IP’s architecture allows for a measured transition, which, in the end will provide businesses and institutions with unprecedented flexibility for improving their integral security systems.
A measured transition breaks down the largest perceived barriers to obtaining an IP system. An integrator can help customers’ loss prevention or security teams facing limited budgets by laying the groundwork today for an eventual full IP conversion.