A critical component of security is surveillance of physical locations such as building entries, storage facilities, schools, home and business security, industrial plants, prisons and many more. To maintain initial investments, many organizations choose to consolidate older systems and digitize their surveillance installations.
IP-based KVM switches provide a digital interface to remotely access and consolidate non-IP, legacy surveillance architectures such as closed-circuit television (CCTV). To bridge the technology gap, legacy CCTV systems can be modernized by adding remote access into the mix. A CCTV can be extended to provide security professionals with real-time monitoring of physical locations from remote areas.
Surveillance of multiple locations can also be centralized using KVM technology. In a typical surveillance installation for a multi-building facility, a CCTV controller is paired with only one control point for each building. A dedicated security team is needed to monitor and control each building at all times. When combined with an IP KVM switch, staffing is significantly reduced by centralizing the entire facility.