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CCTV - A Comparative Review

In recent years, we have seen CCTV adopted across society to help care for loved ones, safeguard assets, and manage business risk. Meanwhile, law enforcement and the courts have also become increasingly reliant on the evidence gathered from such surveillance systems. Technologies such as VHS video tapes and DVR recorders have made conventional CCTV systems a little easier to use.


Until recently, though, a lack of innovation meant that CCTV was falling behind in the technological race to secure assets, people and processes. The arrival of VSaaS (Visual Surveillance As A Service) now presents a tremendous opportunity for dated CCTV systems to engage with the 21st century – embracing flexible cloud technologies to improve the manageability, security and reliability of this crucial visual surveillance tool.


About the author:


Nigel Stanley is a specialist in information (cyber) security and business risk, with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. He is a well-recognised thought leader and expert capable of delivering complex cyber security projects across small, medium and large scale enterprises. Nigel has in-depth knowledge of cyber security, information security, business risk, data breach incident response, digital forensics, business continuity, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, mobile device security, BYOD, smartphone security, application development, software development, systems engineering, SCADA and industrial control systems. Nigel has significant radio and electronic engineering experience and regularly advises the law enforcement community on technical issues relating to criminal investigations.


About OpenSky:


OpenSky Corporation provides information technology expertise to help corporations optimise IT platforms, protect information assets and accelerate the adoption of strategic technologies. We specialise in transformational IT infrastructure, cyber security and compliance consulting.