For many years, analogue CCTV systems have been the only video surveillance option in the market. It is only in recent years that video surveillance became digitized and equipped with many technologies and functions which the analogue CCTV systems could not provide to users previously.
Today, with the availability of IP-based video security systems, users can now enjoy many advantages with this system as compared to over the traditional analogue systems – that include higher resolution, greater intelligence and easier, more flexible installation. Yet, despite the obvious edge that IP-based video security systems have, almost 70% of the market has still not made the migration due to existing infrastructure investments. Naturally, in light of current economic conditions, this is hardly surprising. Organizations are looking at minimizing costs while at the same time, trying to get as much out of their existing investments as possible - so the benefits of adopting an IP-based video security will have to wait. Or will they?
At Sony, it is believed that security should never be compromised because it is an important tool to protect and safeguard your assets. If you need the flexibility of an IP-based video surveillance system but yet, already have the analogue CCTV system in place, what can you do?
The perfect situation is to start your migration to IP without throwing away your analogue systems. How? The answer is to adopt a hybrid platform. Just by integrating the old and new cameras in a hybrid platform, you can protect your existing investments while also ensuring fewer false alarms, more efficient monitoring and clearer imagery.
With Sony's unique hybrid video technology - designed specifically for security - you can integrate any combination of analogue and IP equipment, from both Sony and other manufacturers. This will help to manage your video security solution cost effectively and also pave the way for full IP migration in the future. All these can be made possible with Sony’s complete portfolio of hybrid video security solutions - from cameras and recorders to software, encoders and monitors.
To begin, lay the foundation for your hybrid video security environment with Sony's NSR-1000 Series. These hybrid recorders are built on an open platform design, so they can accept video feeds from both analogue and IP cameras as well SD and HD monitor signals. This means that they are fully compatible with your current equipment while allowing you to migrate to new and future technologies over time.
For those who are looking to take your analogue security solution to a new level, you need to look no further than Sony's new encoders. The SNT-EX/EP series is a full lineup of video encoders designed to meet various system requirements. Choose from 1-channel and 4-channel standalone models as well rack stations that accept 4-channel blades. These video encoders not only convert analog video signals to a digital video stream for IP-based networks, but also improve the picture quality of the original signals with state-of-the-art image enhancing technology. What’s more, it also includes DEPA Advanced™ intelligent video and audio analytics.
With Sony, your future is safe. Migrate with a peace of mind and know that you are always the one in control.