What Do I Do With My Recorded Video?
If you catch a crime on your surveillance system, call the police. The police will advise you on what to do with your video to assist in their criminal investigation.
Video recorded on your system is not available indefinitely. When the storage in your system reaches maximum capacity, it begins overwriting the oldest data with new data in a process called FIFO (first in first out). If you wait too long to back up a video incident, it will eventually be overwritten by new video.
Most of the time this isn’t a problem; if nothing happened, there is no need to keep the video. If, however, you do have video you do not wish to be overwritten, export it to a thumb drive or your AvertX Connect Cloud Account as soon as it occurs.
The best and easiest way to keep video for later use is to save it to AvertX Connect. It will be available for viewing and sharing from anywhere and is safely stored on redundant servers until you remove it.
Export video for evidence
Even if you’re not immediately using the video, regularly exporting video of out-of-the-ordinary events is good practice in case of later investigation or litigation.
Some events you would want to keep for possible evidence at a later date:
Export video for analysis
In addition, surveillance video can be a powerful tool to improve your business.
- Analyze traffic in your store
- See where people commonly walk so you can better place high interest items
- Gauge interest in sales displays
- Analyze employee movement to improve efficiency
Export video for fun
Since your cameras are recording 24/7, they will catch some cute, funny or amazing moments. You can export fun video to share on AvertX connect or upload to social media.
- Kids and family
- Wild Animals