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Physical Security and IT Worlds Collide — Build a CCTV Survival Manual to Transition Video Streams Into IoT Assets

Published: 30 June 2017

ID: G00332655

Analyst(s): Nick Ingelbrecht , Santhosh Rao


Physical security technology is no longer a separate function from IT in the modern enterprise. Infrastructure and operations leaders should anticipate a realignment of organizational responsibilities and processes to ensure video surveillance business, risk and ROI objective deployments are met.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CCTV surveillance systems pose a challenge to I&O leaders assuming oversight of complex projects that impose a range of analytics, networking and storage demands
  • CCTV systems have rapidly shifted to IP, exposing security vulnerabilities, hidden costs and converged network infrastructures managed by I&O leaders
  • Most surveillance video gets deleted to contain storage costs — for which I&O leaders may ultimately be responsible — despite the images' potential value as a corporate data asset

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