Dedicated Micros' Integrated Camera Recording (ICR) capability combines recording capability and a full enterprise video server within a camera. Achieving fail safe, decentralized recording and video management, ICR reduces the 24/7 dependency on high bandwidth network infrastructure and provides a tiered storage architecture to protect against any network downtime. ICR provides the option to record camera footage at the unit as well as at any associated DVR or Video Server. An integrated expansion port provides local recording to SD memory cards whilst the use of ATA over Ethernet (AoE) protocol provides separate, remote storage for backup and long-term archiving. This enables a tiered storage architecture that ensures no single point of failure.