IP Case in Point: Complying with Enterprise IT Security Needs

How Fortune 500 power company SCANA leverages IP surveillance

Overall, SCANA found that the network-based surveillance system fit well into its enterprise disaster plan. As enterprise data is backed up on a remote server, surveillance footage can be stored along with it. This means nothing is lost in the case of a facility disaster. Because IP surveillance can be viewed on any remote location, it was easy to recentralize the monitoring of SCANA's facilities in three states if something were to occur at headquarters.

Network video enabled SCANA to address various security issues throughout the enterprise. In addition to protecting corporate assets at central and remote facilities, the network system helped protect on-site employees and the information of hundreds of thousands of customers. Network video was seamlessly overlaid on the existing IT structure and took advantage of a large group of trained and available IT professionals who maintained and upgraded the system as needed.

Fredrik Nilsson is general manager of Axis Communications, a provider of IP-based network video solutions that include network cameras and video servers for remote monitoring and security surveillance.