Protecting people and assets is more critical than ever. Learn how IP video surveillance solutions from CDW Canada can improve physical security.

IP Video Surveillance Solutions

    What is IP Video Surveillance?

    • Older analog video surveillance systems are giving way to the use of network Internet Protocol (IP)-based video. Advancements in IP video surveillance and network technology have transformed the physical security arena.

      Companies are leveraging prior network and application investments to achieve efficiencies in video security. Intelligence capabilities are moving to network cameras, allowing IP video surveillance systems to scale more easily than older analog systems. Such change has led to a need for integration between a company's physical security and IT teams.
    • IP Video in Action
      Watch an IP video surveillance system
      in action.

    • How Will IP Video Surveillance Benefit My Business?
      Safeguarding employees and your data is critical. IP video surveillance can help:
      • Deter malicious actions
      • Provide an untarnished visual and audio documentation of events
      • Capture evidence for legal action
      • Secure your company's assets and inventory
    • How Can I Help My Business Embrace IP Video Surveillance?
      When considering an IP video surveillance solution, it's important to identify:
      • High-traffic areas, entrances, and exits
      • Locations of the most valuable assets
      • How the system will be monitored and managed
      • Protocols for storing, reviewing, archiving, and deleting video
    • What Comprises an IP Video Surveillance Solution?

      An effective IP video surveillance solution consists of the following components:
    • IP Video Cameras
      Network IP video cameras come in multiple sizes and can be designed for indoor, outdoor, or low-light areas. They can capture high megapixel images or high-definition (HD) video and have zoom capabilities.

      Additional IP video features to consider include motion, audio detection, and alarm notification.
    • Management Software
      Video surveillance management software allows for central video management, provides scalability, and can also perform monitoring, recording, and event management functions.
    • Storage Device
      Dedicated storage devices are ideal for IP video systems. Unless a video is flagged for review, most are stored for 2-4 weeks before the system purges it. The higher the camera's image quality, the more storage space it will require.
    • Getting Started with IP Video Surveillance

      Your CDW Canada Account Manager and certified specialists are ready to assist you with every phase of choosing and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. Our approach includes:
      • An initial discovery session to understand your goals, requirements, and budget
      • An assessment review of your existing environment and definition of project requirements
      • Detailed vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design, and proof of concept
      • Procurement, configuration and deployment of the final solution
      • Ongoing product lifecycle support


  • To learn more, contact your account manager or call 800.972.3922.