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Reduce Your Video Surveillance Storage Costs With These Three Best Practices

Published: 09 February 2016

ID: G00290872

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , Santhosh Rao , Alan Dayley


Storage represents at least 40% of the total cost of a video surveillance solution. By using key storage management features in combination with the right retention periods and endpoint solutions, I&O leaders can reduce complexity and manage costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Choose an Open VMS Platform to Ensure a Flexible Architecture and to Avoid Vendor Lock-In
  • Minimize Storage Costs by Optimizing Encoding Profiles, Retention Periods and Camera Placements
    • Enterprise Storage Architecture Considerations for Video Surveillance
  • Work With Legal and Compliance to Align Retention Policies With Regulatory Requirements, Thus Limiting Cost and Risk

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