Nitro CBRS Private Broadband Supports Video Networks
More and more businesses across the country are turning to video security and analytics to help manage critical operations. In fact, more than 30 percent of transportation, retail, hospitality and manufacturing workers listed video surveillance as one of the top three technologies necessary to manage their workplace operations more efficiently. More than 66% of workers across industrial workplace operations are already using video security solutions.
Whether it's manufacturers monitoring their production lines to ensure worker safety or hotels securing their entrances with access control, video technology and solutions are changing the way commercial businesses operate.
Avigilon Video Solutions
Specialized cameras — including fisheye, multi-sensor and high definition — capture critical details and enhance visibility
Avigilon Appearance Search™ Technology
Technology sorts through hours of video using both physical descriptions and facial analytics to locate a specific person or vehicle in near real-time.
Unusual Motion Detection
Artificial intelligence (AI) “learns” typical activities and flags unusual motion.
Self-Learning Video Analytics
Software detects abnormal or concerning activity and provides critical information.
Avigilon Control Center (ACC) Video Management Software
Provides an AI-enabled user interface that offers facial recognition capabilities and access control unification.
Between the Camera and the Control Room Is Your Network
Your enterprise data network is the critical piece that connects your cameras, sensors, control and software. Historically, businesses had two network connectivity options when setting up a video security system: physically cabling connected devices with Ethernet, or Wi-Fi — a wireless networking protocol that does not require direct cable connections.
The Trouble with Wires
Businesses need their networks to be reliable, flexible, and formidable when supporting critical video data. And while Ethernet is reliable, it lacks flexibility. Adding connections to your wired Ethernet network is difficult and can be extremely expensive.
For example, let’s say your facility wants to set up a camera system to improve safety that would monitor the perimeter of your building — including the parking lot and campus exterior extending to the security gates. A logical location for camera installation would include the light poles located throughout your current parking lot. If your facility is already built, this will require excavation to dig underneath your lot in order to run the infrastructure needed for the camera
system installation. Any further additions to your outdoor camera system will require additional excavation in order to install.
The Trouble with WI-FI
While Wi-Fi may provide the flexibility missing with Ethernet, it falls short in fully supporting security camera solutions. With Wi-Fi, your organization will be sharing spectrum with other businesses in the area — as well as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and employee, customer or guest devices. With the proliferation of smart and IoT devices throughout the business, the result is a staggering amount of equipment consuming your facility's somewhat limited spectrum bandwidth. And with the demand for data on the rise, this device contention will only continue to grow.
For businesses that handle large amounts of visitors — including casinos and event spaces — the limited spectrum provided with Wi-Fi is ill-equipped to support a connected video system. Both customers and employees will compete for access to your data network, in addition to your security cameras. As a result of a finite amount of bandwidth, available spectrum will diminish — potentially interrupting your connection to your security camera network and putting customers, employees and guests at risk.
Range can be another challenge with Wi-Fi. Businesses often try to expand their range by blanketing their facilities with access points to provide better network connectivity. This solution can be costly. As your operations expand, the number of access points needed will continue to grow — leading to additional business expenses.
Don’t Bring Consumer Broadband to Commercial Sites
Your video security solution is only as good as the network supporting it. Consumer broadband fails to meet the demands of commercial businesses — with limited range, lower capacity and potential installation costs for wired connections. Organizations need more enterprise-grade network solutions to support their growing video demands.
Upgrade Your Network With CBRS
With Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), your organization is able to access enterprise-grade private broadband. CBRS provides businesses with assigned spectrum that is not shared or licensed but is coordinated via an automated system. CBRS has nearly four times the range of Wi-Fi, enabling you and your team to move freely throughout your facility without losing connectivity between access points, which can be extremely disruptive to business operations. With twice the data capacity of Wi-Fi and upload speeds of up to 60 Mbps, CBRS is ready to support your business’ growing video needs. See next page for Wi-Fi vs CBRS comparison chart.
Fully Manage Your System with Nitro
Nitro is the first, fully managed platform that combines private broadband data with business-critical voice over CBRS. With Nitro, your business has access to enterprise-grade private broadband and its own dedicated spectrum — built specifically for enterprise use. In addition, Nitro extends your voice communications with push-to-talk over CBRS. Nitro is interoperable with your existing MOTOTRBO™ land mobile radio networks and will complement your current radio
systems — ensuring you don’t need to replace any devices. A simplified infrastructure makes it easy to deploy in minutes — just mount your access points, add power, connect to the internet, and configure your network through the Nitro Cloud Portal.
Two types of access points, designed for indoor or outdoor use, provide higher transmission power and greater coverage per access point to ensure your entire area is covered. With the network delivered-as-a-service, your core network is located in the web-based Nitro Cloud Portal. As a result, there are no major equipment purchases necessary and businesses are able to manage their network from anywhere around the globe. You maintain full management and control of your network and all local traffic stays local. And with the core in the cloud, your network receives instant updates, deploys the latest features without delay and experiences zero downtime for upgrades.
With Nitro’s expandability, your network can easily scale with your business operations, ensuring you are primed for the future. Its ability to easily connect with other systems — including Avigilon cameras — builds a platform for a stronger security operations center. New cameras can be added without the need to run cables, enabling your business to expand to places that would have proven too difficult or too costly to wire.
With more and more business-critical operations relying on video, it’s time to cut the cable. Support your video security network with Nitro’s enterprise-grade private broadband and cableless connectivity and keep your business ahead of the competition.
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