Traditionally, the CCTV feed and quality of footage was often poor and unreliable especially if they were not connected to a consistent fibre network with enough secure storage to store HD feed. Conventional solutions were often run over wireless networks. With the explosion of home wifi, these solutions would be subject to extensive interference resulting in inconsistent and unreliable feed, i.e dropped packets and frame jumps. Traditional CCTV footage is often recorded and stored on-site on local devices which creates a high level of risk, making it easy to damage or destroy. If there is a robbery under normal circumstances, they will proceed to destroy DVR* or LVR,* and along with it the footage, before anyone has access to it. With Vumacam, because the feed is not stored on site, the footage itself cannot be tampered with. Read more on Vumcam's footage storage.
*What is DVR?
- DVR is a digital video recorder that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drives, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device. There is no intelligent technology here. Vumacam does not make use of DVRs. Footage is stored off-site in a secure Tier-3 datacentre.
*What is an NVR
- NVR is a Network Video Recorder. Essentially, this is a specialised device that includes a software program that records video in a digital format to an SD memory card, USB flash, disk drive, drive, or other mass storage device. Vumacam does not make use of NVRs. Footage is stored off-site in a secure Tier-3 datacentre.