Video surveillance technology plays an important role in improving security at many facilities worldwide. Statistics have shown that 80% of criminal acts reported to police at public centers and business offices occur in parking lots. To deter vandalism, theft, and other crimes, facilities are deploying video surveillance as part of a full range of security measures to remotely monitor/access/control site equipment from a central location.
Compared with an indoor setting, parking lots impose several additional requirements on surveillance networks, particularly because these environments are often in remote locations and subjected to a wide range of temperatures due to the outdoor location. Industrial Ethernet switches that support wide operating temperatures and PoE capabilities can fulfill these types of requirements. Managed Ethernet switches will ensure the ability to remotely monitor access/control any equipment deployed in the parking lot from a central location.
Trenching or cabling wire from each camera in the parking lot back to the main building can be very expensive . Therefore, instead of physically trenching cable, wireless communication is the most cost efficient solution for sending video back to a central location.