Security and Video Surveillance

Managing and Storing Video Surveillance Data with MOBOTIX™ Cameras
and SnapServer® NAS Systems Plug and Play solutions

Whether you are protecting public places and institutions, your property, business processes, or your employees, video surveillance is becoming increasingly important.


Most local authorities now operate CCTV. The systems are generally effective in both cutting and detecting crime. Because of this, residents feel safer in towns and cities. In addition to the thousands of CCTV cameras that monitor our streets today, police uses CCTV to record interrogations at police stations. In the world of law enforcement, commercial investigations and disciplinary hearings video recordings provide an accurate and impartial record to benefit all parties.

At shopping malls, CCTV is used to help prevent incidents affecting the personal security of staff, visitors as well as guarding against intruders and crimes such as vandalism, arson or burglary.

Monitor and protect

Hundreds of cameras have been installed in buildings such as hotels and offices, monitoring corridors and entrances, to secure security of the guests, employees and of the property.

Building sites are monitored 24-7. This is done not only to make sure that all property is protected, but also to keep an eye on the progress that's being made and keep a log of who visits the site. Typical security data might be kept for only 30 days, but footage of the project development might be kept for years to protect everyone's interests.

Rapid data growth due to more powerful cameras

Video surveillance cameras are more powerful and their resolutions have increased very dramatically over the last few years. So objects can be recognized and individual features can be identified much more clearly. In addition, the integration of sound is getting more and more popular. All this is generating a huge amount of data which must be stored and managed.

The SnapServer® NAS storage systems of Overland Storage provides connectivity up to hundreds of cameras. In conjunction with MOBOTIX™ Management Center Software MxMC™, customers get a comprehensive and proven solution for video surveillance and video recording.

Proven technology

SnapServers have a long history of being easy to manage, providing rock-solid reliability and offering a variety of built-in redundancy features. SnapServer requires less IT skills to manage, is more reliable, has a lower acquisition cost, and costs less to operate and maintain than comparable general purpose PCs over the long term.

MOBOTIX has produced a versatile line of hi-resolution cameras that bring video surveillance to another level, providing megapixel resolutions (3072 × 2048 pixels) video streams with audio and scalable frame rates. In addition, its cameras store these high resolution images more efficiently, requiring less network bandwidth.

Plug and Play installation with pre-configured components

Mobotix and Overland Storage have developed a complete well-matched solution, which ensures fast and easy installation. With pre-configured components ex factory, orderable through dedicated partnumbers, just a few actions are required for deployment. An illustrated quick start guide is included in the SnapServer packaging and guides through the remaining steps.

Start small grow high

Very often customers find that the initial number of cameras chosen are not adequate and have to increase them. The increasing number of cameras also requires more storage capacity. The SnapServer storage family can accommodate these requirements. By adding additional hard disks or extension modules, the system is able to grow with changing requirements. Also, there is no limitation according to the number of cameras in the Mobotix Management Center Software MxMC.

Determine the demand

Mobotix has developed a powerful storage requirements planner to calculate the demand of storage capacity needed according to the number and type of cameras and recording method. Thereafter, the result can be used as an input for the Overland Storage SnapServer storage calculator to configure the appropriate NAS storage system.


MOBOTIX is a software company with its own IP camera products, all made in Germany. In 2005, MOBOTIX launched its first professional video management system which is still being used in thousands of installations around the globe.
These even include high-security applications like prisons, airports or soccer stadiums because MOBOTIX systems have no restrictions in terms of number of
users or cameras. The professional VMS and the video analysis are parts of the system offering and free of charge without any license fees. In addition, software updates are free via download and transform every MOBOTIX product into a future-proof investment with one of the highest returns on investment.

More information

For more information on how Tandberg Data can help you with your data protection challenges for security and surveillance, please complete our information request form, request a call back, or contact one of our product specialists.

For more information on Mobotix cameras and software go to the international contact webpage.

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