Why can't I see who's in my security footage?
That's the question often asked AFTER a crime or serious incident has occurred.
Our team has helped end users and specifiers design the perfect video surveillance system. Understanding the difference between a data sheet and real-life performance helps immesely.
Our team is always keeping DORI in mind when deciding on camera technologies to recommend. We've also facilitated some interesting security camera demonstrations over the past 25 years. We've always said, "you have to see it to believe it."
It's critical that all organizations, including commercial, industrial, healthcare, financial, education, critical infrastructure, and government, understand exactly what they will see and record with their security camera system BEFORE they buy it. These are big investments protecting people and securing assets. Stakeholders may have different expectations when it comes to camera system performance and seeing the performance first hand ensures that the entire team is satisfied with the plan.
There's a way
You can make sure you get the technology that's perfectly matched to your application. It's simple: see it for yourself. Demand a Proof of Concept demonstration. In addition to a PoC demonstration, the BSIA has produced a document that aids in creating your surveillance system specification or plan. Part of the BSIA document outlines an important acronym: DORI.
Here are a few examples of Proof of Concept demonstrations:
When DORI and a Proof of Concept demonstration are combined, there's no reason to be surprised with poor performance once a solution is deployed at your facility. Instead, be confident. Get exactly what you want out of your purchase with no surprises.
Download the BSIA document here.
In order to better explain DORI we put a few resources together for you.
DORI Explained is a summary document we created to put DORI into simpler terms. You can download it here.
We also recorded one of our camera shootouts and explained how DORI applies to "real life." Here's Nick Hoyt and Joe Veiga to explain why we set up these camera performance shootouts and how DORI applies to real life as far as setting expectations for security camera imaging.
Here's one of the best checklists you'll get from us. It's our Proof of Concept demonstration preparation guide. With this guide,
- Integrators can save tens of hours in preparation and avoid embarrassment
- Security Sales Professionals can increase their "value add" to their customer by offering a professional demonstration with their manufacturer partners
- Business and Facility Managers save years of collecting poor video evidence and frustration
- Security Department Officials deliver expected results to administrators and investigators
- IT Departments better understand the network load and recording requirements
- Financial stakeholders can see the difference between low bidders and top performers
- Specifiers and Engineers can verify that their specification meets the expectations of their clients