Cost-effective video storage: How you can avoid the unseen cost of body-worn cameras
This free white paper explores the best options for video storage
Law enforcement agencies continue to expand their use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) to meet public demand for greater accountability and transparency in police operations. While body-worn cameras may address those problems, they also give rise to another: How can agencies manage the mammoth volume of video files they produce? Server capacity that is way past what most local police agencies have on hand is critical, and storage of that video on someone else’s server is expensive.
The problem is aggravated by the lack of dedicated IT staff in most police agencies. There are over 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States, and 73 percent of these have fewer than 25 sworn personnel. Small operations like this do not have an IT staff to help them manage large data volumes. They are dependent on the people they have on staff, most of whom have minimal technical expertise.
In this white paper, you’ll learn:
- The options for video storage
- The unseen cost of video storage
- How retention policy affects storage costs