The accessory cards for the standard PC has become so widespread that they come in many shapes and form allowing the connection of any number of security cameras. Triggered systems which rely on other security deterrents for activation allows the people monitoring the site to save on storage which used to be a bank of video recorders that were set to record in extended mode on a loop in a back office which was hopefully secure enough to prevent tampering and destruction by perpetrators. Off-site security allows monitoring over high-speed internet lines of the site without the danger of loosing valuable evidence in the form of video footage safely secured onto the company’s own storage servers or can be out-sourced to off-site data storage companies like Iron Mountain who specialize in secure and reliable data storage. The advent of high capacity hard drives like the Toshiba Terabyte Drive allows a huge amount of data to be stored with minimal hardware footprint. Seagate on the other hand has gone a step further by releasing hardware-based encryption in it’s hard drives which can be activated with the use of the Operating System making for one ultra-secure hard drive (well, till you forget the password or key to decrypt the drive making it useless or exceed the MTBF of the specified drive, ouch.. that’s 931 GB of lost data).
Security has become an ever present need and so is the drive to protect assets that are the essence of business organizations. These newer and cheaper versions of security systems add a level of security that assures us our assets stay safe and secure in the event of either man-made or natural disasters that are becoming quite common as life becomes harder and money is harder to come by turning people to a life of crime never before seen on this earth.
[tags]Securing Assets, Security[/tags]