Video Lifecycle Management (VLM) - The Practice
of Reducing the Cost of Storing Surveillance Data
Video Lifecycle Management : The practice of reducing the cost of storing surveillance data over time based on risk, business rules, and events.
For over three decades, IT management professionals have applied policies and rules in order to cost-effectively manage information throughout its useful life—a practice that has its basis in management of information in paper or other physical forms (microfilm, negatives, photographs, audio or video recordings, and other assets). This practice applies to any informational asset including video surveillance data.
The process of lifecycle management comprises the policies, processes, practices, and tools used to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost-effective method of storage from the time information is conceived through its final disposition.
TimeSight solutions enable users to apply lifecycle management techniques to video surveillance through Video Lifecycle Management (VLM). VLM is the practice of reducing over time the amount and cost of storage required to retain video surveillance over its useful life, based on its value to the business in protecting against risk. TimeSight enables companies to increase resolution and retention times while significantly diminishing storage costs. By incorporating powerful VLM capabilities in a powerful video surveillance appliance, TimeSight allows companies to increase image resolution, frame rates, and retention times while dramatically decreasing storage requirements.
VLM enables users to reclaim up to 90% of their surveillance storage capacity
TimeSight Video Lifecycle Management (VLM) solutions are the only intelligent video recorder (NVR) solutions that automate the practice of VLM. Through patent-pending compression over time (dynamic H.264 encoding and compression) video data is periodically reduced in size according to business rules and events. This compression enables users to record and keep all high resolution video (motion and non-motion) for the required retention, while dramatically reducing the amount of storage they require.