alfrednet designs and delivers medium to large scale, site and multi-site, video management systems (VMS), dedicated to different environments including mission-critical, special industries, critical infrastructure, retail and education.
Proposed VMS solutions are IP-based and use network infrastructure. The solutions are build on video management software applications that provide scalability and freedom in using industry standard hardware (COTS). Our solutions have an edge-to-core, client-server architecture and can easily support a large number of cameras, from tens to thousands.
Video Surveillance solutions withstand special requirements including thermal imaging, ultra HD resolutions, high-range video sensors, adapted for harsh environments as well as isolated locations.
At alfrednet, we focus on solutions not on products. But we can list some of the elements behind a video surveillance solution: edge devices (multiple types of cameras, sensors, encoders), video servers (embedded NVR or video management software installed on open standard hardware), storage units (SAN/NAS), transmission environment (media converters, optical fibre, switches), equipment racks, UPS units and more.
We deploy VMS solutions on virtual environments. This, together with commercial of the shelf (COTS) hardware, significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO), provides an efficient management of the system and most important, delivers a fault tolerant and high-available platform. As VMS solutions require reliable storage platforms, we work together with leading vendors such as EMC.
Worth to mention that VMS solutions can easily interconnect with other security & non security subsystems to achieve a certain level of integration so that the video system to react (events management) on triggers (alarms) provided by the other systems. In this way, besides the video confirmation of received alarms, correspondent video footage can be easily searched by the alarm type.