Video surveillance has been a popular tool of security for decades. Bulky analog cameras were the norm and were seen only in banks and large stores. These systems were very complex, expensive, and only offered marginal video quality. With great strides in technology however, new cameras are smaller, less expensive, less complicated, and more effective than ever before, and with expanded installation options, hard to monitor areas can now be covered.

With the advent of IP-based transmission, you now can view a camera's video and listen to audio from any location* and video and audio can be recorded onto computer hard drives instead of bulky tape-based systems. IP-based transmission allows you to transmit video surveillance over your existing data network, which eliminates the need to pull cables from each camera to a central location. With proper configuration, this data stream can be restricted from access by unauthorized individuals within your organization.

Computer-based video and audio recording also has played a part in the revolution of video surveillance. Tapes and VCRs have been replaced by dedicated servers and large capacity hard drives. Gone are the days of switching tapes, archiving filled tapes, and purchasing new tapes. With hard drive capacity exceeding 1TB per drive, capacity is increasing and cost for storage is decreasing steadily. Many dedicated video recording servers can accommodate several of these drives or you could connect the server to a dedicated storage system with even greater capacity. The other feature that makes this appealing is crucial footage can be burned to a CD or DVD for further review and that hard drive space can be released to further recording.

One of the more recent advances in camera technology is PoE, or Power over Ethernet, which simplifies the job of cabling for each camera by reducing the number of cables required by transmitting power on the camera's network cable. This also cuts equipment costs by eliminating separate power supplies. All that is required for these cameras is a PoE switch or PoE injector remotely located at your facility. If you select a PTZ camera, the control commands can also be sent over the same cable.

NetWork Center Communications offers products from world leaders in video surveillance including Axis, Panasonic and Samsung. We have experience designing and deploying systems with more than 500 cameras to installations with one to five cameras and can tailor a solution that suits your needs.

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*Requires access to your surveillance equipment from the Internet.
  • Digital Video Recording and Analog Cameras

    Samsung panasonic

    Commercial Samsung and Panasonic System Solutions offer a wide selection of digital video recorders (DVRs) providing a solid video management system when combined with Samsung and Panasonic analog cameras. Additionally, your existing analog cameras can be easily incorporated into these systems providing a cost effective solution.

  • Network Video Recording and IP Cameras


    Panasonic i-pro, Samsung Endura and Exacqvision IP are industry leaders in network video recording (NVR) offering the very latest and best in NVR hardware and software platforms. When combined with Panasonic i-pro, Axis & Samsung IP cameras, these systems can be configured to provide true high-definition video quality.

  • Hosted Video as a Service (HVaaS)


    NCC has partnered with byRemote to offer HVaaS solutions utilizing Axis IP cameras and powerful servers to safely store your surveillance video recordings in real time at a remote offsite location for super-secure storage, retrieval and viewing of the video. This can minimize or eliminate successful efforts from problem employees or from intruders seeking to disable your system and shut down or steal your critical surveillance video.