Added security for co-location sites can now be provided using video surveillance. No longer will network managers be forced to sit and wonder what is happening at their remote sites - hoping everything is fine. Now they'll be able to view live streaming video of their sites and equipment with the touch of a button. With multiple vendors co-locating equipment at each site, and each vendor having its own support staff, opportunities for interference with your equipment increase, malicious or not. Simply put, the more people with access to your equipment, the more security issues arise.
The camera is run off the NetGuardian's integrated 10/100 switch or it can be connected directly to a separate 100BaseT hub for higher performance. Up to four cameras can be connected per NetGuardian and they can be mounted to the rack, or attached to a wall or ceiling. When coupled with the Building Access System (BAS), the integrated camera provides the most complete remote site monitoring solution available.