So after scrutinizing all these details and carefully picking all the components of your video surveillance system, you would expect there is nothing more to be worried about, right? Well not quite done yet.
One more factor you should consider is how your security need is likely to evolve over time. Security is a worthy investment and you want to make it scalable rather than scrapping the whole system every 4-5 years and starting from scratch.
A well-designed and well-cared for system can serve your purpose for years to come with a few additional expenses. If you know your business will grow in the next few years and you will want to monitor a larger area, it will be better to design the system with scalable equipment.
For example, video management software or VMS-based network video recorders (NVRs) record higher quality video and allows for systems to be scaled up much more easily than digital video recorders (DVR) or embedded network video recorders (NVR). You can select a slightly larger capacity network switch than you initially need so that additional cameras can easily be added to the system. Also, it will be better to keep all software licenses up-to-date to save in the long run.