Video Surveillance

As the network has become the communication backbone of a building or campus of buildings, there has been a natural progression for video to be yet another feature that rides on the network. Placing closed circuit video on the network allows businesses to control and manage their assets as well as integrate that control with other systems such as an access control system or phone systems. One of the most compelling reasons to use IP (Internet Protocol) based camera systems, is that for the most part, IP based video utilizes an open standards approach thereby allowing customers to select the best cameras for their applications without being constrained to the limits of proprietary video systems.

AlcanTel offers many different types of cameras for many different types of applications. Cameras made by Axis, Bosch, Panasonic, Pelco and Sony provide a wide range of capability from low lighting conditions to coverage over wide areas. Our highly knowledgeable staff will work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

The software that provides for cameras to store images and integrate with other systems such as access control is the Video Management Software (VMS). AlcanTel only represents IP based software and also only PC friendly software such as VMS systems by Genetec, Milestone or OnSSI. The VMS is the heart of the system because it allows managers to call up one or more images on a computer screen, set criteria such as motion to trigger recording of video or provide for authorized remote access such as from smart phones, laptops or ipads. These are just some of the many enhancements available when IP based camera systems are integrated into the network.

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