Thousands of cameras and multiple petabytes of surveillance and sensor data are managed by Sierra's control system, which was designed to regulate person-flow, safety and security of individuals throughout high-security and correctional facilities, commercial buildings, data centres and public and private campuses.
DDN SFA technology provides real-time bandwidth as well optimized delivery of low-latency access to spinning (HDD) and Flash (SSD) media - resulting in best-in-class IOPS performance. The result is a highly scalable, dense and energy efficient archive platform that is easy to set up and manage from within the interface, providing rapid access to surveillance and sensor data.
The fully integrated DDN and Sierra Detention Systems solution provides a single pane view of the entire security environment, powered by DDN's highly resilient, scalable SFA storage architecture. When used together, the solution provides streaming of high-definition video to a single, high-density DDN system for real-time data capture and video archiving.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Department in Phoenix, Arizona was facing problems storing and managing multiple petabytes of video surveillance data from approximately 3,000 cameras, in addition to consolidating multiple disparate security sensor data into one common operating picture.
Responsible for the safety of officers, employees and inmates, the Sheriff's Office needed to be able to collect video surveillance and sensor data at high speeds, secure the data in different locations and then retrieve it quickly, all inside a single pane view.
The Sheriff's Office turned to DDN and Sierra Detention Systems for an integrated high performance, high availability video surveillance technology solution, capable of seamlessly scaling from five petabytes up to as many as 30 petabytes as site requirements evolve.
PD Sims, Sierra Detention Systems' Director of Engineering, stated: "Sierra Detention Systems and DDN products are highly complementary and seamlessly create the efficiencies between life safety requirements and daily facility operations of law enforcement and surveillance intensive systems. Today, our customers are benefiting from the expanded surveillance storage archiving functionality this new solution provides."
Jeff Denworth, Vice President of Marketing at DDN, stated: "DDN and Sierra Detention Systems have teamed up to provide customers a solution that represents the best-of-breed in video collection and content management, built and designed for the very high performance mission critical needs of todays physical security applications. Our integrated solution gives customers all the functionality and collaboration they need with the speed of a high performance, hard disk-based storage platform."