Smart Video Surveillance

Unlock the power of video data

Surveillance Evolved

Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), an emerging class of smart video applications now goes beyond just surveillance. With the adoption of new technologies like smart video analytics (which can be deployed across cameras, cloud, and hybrid environments), video surveillance storage solutions must also evolve. Western Digital’s smart video storage solutions serve a widening array of use cases, from smarter cities and factories, to more secure homes thanks to smart video doorbells.

Built for Video

Western Digital offers a comprehensive portfolio of smart video products, each optimized for a diverse range of surveillance applications. Learn more about key benefits and recommended products by clicking below.

Commercial Surveillance


Protect your business and streamline operations with with powerful performance and enterprise-grade reliability

Home Surveillance


Choose the right storage for your smart home video surveillance system

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100+ Million Cameras – AI and Video Are Changing the Edge

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ALERTWildfire: How Data Is Fighting Wildfires in the West

ALERTWildfire partners with Western Digital for storage solutions to power their network of more than 800 cameras, creating a sophisticated tool for fire management and research.

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How Smart Video Helps Employees Return Safely

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WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD™ Card

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Frequently Asked Questions

Smart video surveillance can benefit from hardware that has been designed and tested to stand up to harsh environments and 24/7 operations while minimizing frame loss in order to reliably capture the footage you need. The average desktop drive is not designed for these conditions.

WD Purple and WD Purple Pro hard drives offer the following benefits:

  • Designed for 24/7 operations
  • Temperature and humidity resistance
  • Drive health monitoring (in compatible systems)

The WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card offers the following benefits:

  • Optimized for continuous recording
  • Indoor/outdoor design
  • Card health monitoring (in compatible cameras)

Find the smart video storage solution for your needs