As the security industry embraces higher resolution imaging with higher bit rates, recording and storing video has become more challenging. Since most surveillance systems record continuously 24/7, the cost of extra storage to handle the decoding of video and storage of the data can be significant. H.265 video compression can help to solve this problem. H.265, also known as high efficiency video coding, is the latest in a long line of video compression standards. It generates the highest quality images in the smallest files possible. H.265 significantly reduces bandwidth and storage requirements which lowers the cost of infrastructure. When should you consider upgrading to H.265?
New System – If you are installing a new system, you will definitely want a system that utilizes H.265 compression. There is no reason to install waning technology when the advantages of the new system are so clear.
Upgrading an Existing System – If the existing wired infrastructure is good, you can upgrade the endpoints to H.265 capable devices. This allows you to gain all of the benefits of the latest technology at a fraction of the cost of a new system.
Upgrading a Part of the System – To help clients gradually transition to H.265, cameras can be installed that employ a triple codec that enables simultaneous streaming of H.265, H.264 and MJPEG formats. When the budget is available, the NVRs can be upgraded and the cameras set to operate using H.265.
With H.265, the professional security market will continue to develop and deploy more advanced high resolution, high performance cameras, and users will be able to send more video data over their existing infrastructure or achieve the same information content with less infrastructure. Contact us at 800.733.4913 to learn how this technology can benefit your business.