A white paper available from American Fibertek Inc. offers guidelines for enabling IP connectivity of analog and legacy video surveillance and security devices. Entitled "Network Connectivity for Legacy Security Systems," the paper is available for free, immediate download from AFI's website.
AFI president and chief executive officer Jack Fernandes explained, "Upgrading an existing analog video surveillance or security system to network functionality is now both easier and more economical ... The white paper offers a practical overview, with examples, of how our Net I/O series allows network connectivity of virtually any video, access control and alarm or fire/safety devices."
The paper includes technical descriptions of such functions as accessing and configuring tasks through a web browser, and integrating vide or access control systems. It also discusses the advantages of immediate communication enabled by networking legacy systems.