The network management component is often overlooked but a critical component for on-going success. The network management domains are Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security; known as the acronym FCAPS. Monitoring of the network for packet loss on switch ports and server interfaces is a key element to ensuring acceptable video quality. Measuring network utilization trends is important to make sure the network performance characteristics remains consistent.
While the bandwidth requirements of video is a key requirement for a successful deployment of IP video surveillance, other factors such as project planning, education, documentation and network services and management platforms are all key elements to a successful deployment.