EMC Corporation has released the EMC Surveillance Analysis and Management Solution (SAMS), a combination of hardware, software and professional services that enable the storage, archiving, fast searching and analysis of petabytes of video and other data from physical security devices such as surveillance cameras and access control systems.

SAMS comprises EMC Clariion storage arrays and EMC Centera content addressed storage systems, software and professional services delivered in partnership with select members of the EMC Authorised Services Network (ASN) and leading security integrators.

SAMS is appropriate for any organisation seeking to transition its physical security infrastructure to enterprise-class IT standards for improved information management, analysis and overall physical security.

Customers can scale their current infrastructures to service levels that enable high level security capabilities and lower-cost operations. Intelligent analytic software included in the solution produces faster and better analyses of information at the desktop, central station or via wireless devices; improved integration of surveillance with other security methods; and simplified, centralised management for command and control requirements.