Surveillance protects people and assets, but storing and protecting video and associated metadata is a critical and often overlooked element of a complete surveillance system. Advances in video management systems (VMS) have made it possible to monitor thousands of cameras with high camera resolution and frame rate. This combination creates huge amounts of video data that must now be stored, indexed, analyzed and protected.
Over 30% of the cost of surveillance systems is typically related to storage. By leveraging open source economics, TrueNAS delivers industry-leading total cost of ownership (TCO) to create lower cost, more scalable storage solutions for security video systems. TrueNAS can be seamlessly integrated into the VMS and functions as an NVR (Network Video Recorder). Archival material and VMS metadata can also be saved. With TrueNAS as video storage, security systems for homes, offices, campuses and even entire cities can be created at significantly lower costs.