Big Solutions, Small Projects
Designing reliable video surveillance solutions for small businesses
A lot of buzz in the security industry revolves around the explosion of the global datasphere. Especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to transition from in-house operations to work-from-home—if not entirely digital—formats, global data creation, consumption and circulation has skyrocketed. This growth is forecasted to continue through 2024 with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 26 percent, according to research from IDC. In other words, COVID-19 only accelerated an ongoing trend.
For data storage infrastructure manufacturers, these forecast patterns remain top of mind, all for reasons you can probably guess—scalability, performance, and ROI. When it comes to enterprise deployments, a data storage infrastructure manufacturer’s goal should be to provide purpose-built storage optimized for security and designed to evolve as technology does.
However, that doesn’t mean optimizing small-scale surveillance projects should take a back seat. There are several reasons integrators and manufacturers alike should prioritize video surveillance solutions for small businesses.
Benefits of Smaller Projects
For one, these deals present a lower risk of falling through. With relatively smaller investments on the table, those smaller projects are more likely to close. When considering the advent of ultra-high-resolution cameras, AI-optimized systems, deep learning, and IoT, signing more projects today guarantees return customers tomorrow.
Especially considering the heightened demand for specialized surveillance systems, designed for remote and event-based offices and properties, purpose-built infrastructure is perhaps more important than ever. As hybrid and remote work models continue to proliferate, physical security will have less to do with entry management and asset protection and more to do with versatility, flexibility, and mobility.
Because physical security remains a critical priority for businesses, as the pandemic has forced so many office models to evolve, keeping a diverse project portfolio will ensure integrators a competitive edge.
For these reasons, manufacturers should design products with every possible security scenario in mind to prepare integrator partners for the same level of preparedness.
This article originally appeared in the July / August 2022 issue of Security Today.