Do you record footage from your security cameras to the cloud? If not, it’s definitely time to start! Cloud video recording is an excellent way for businesses and homeowners to protect their assets. There are many advantages of recording security cameras to the cloud, including:
- Easy cloud recording setup
- Reliable & secure cloud storage
- Unlimited remote access
- Cloud camera health checks
Easy cloud recording setup
Trying to record your security cameras to a physical hard drive can be quite complicated, and it will require constant maintenance. In addition, you’ll need an additional device (an NVR or a DVR) for recording footage locally.
Cloud video recording is easy because all you have to do is plug in one network cable into a bridging device (like Videoloft’s Cloud Adapter) and then connect your security system. There is no software for you to maintain, and no complex installation or cables are necessary! Camera cloud recording is configured via a mobile app and can be done remotely.
Cloud traditionally caused limited resolution which meant you still needed to have an onsite recorder if you wanted to save higher resolution video locally. However, some cloud providers such as Videoloft, offer variable cloud recording resolutions. Choose whether you’ll record footage from your security cameras to the cloud at Standard Definition, 2, 4 or 8MP!
Reliable & secure cloud storage
Recording security camera footage to the cloud eliminates all the headaches of local recording.
To begin with, cloud recording protects you against damage or failure of a local recorder, ensuring your camera footage is always there when you need it.
Recorders can only store a limited amount, and you may want or need more storage than they allow. When recording to the cloud you can store your camera footage for as long as you need to, and even choose the length of storage on a camera-by-camera basis.
Finally, as no ports are open, cloud recording is inherently more secure than local recording.
Unlimited remote access
With traditional systems, you may not have access to your camera footage when you really need it. For example, you may need the footage instantly but it can take time to travel to the location of the recorder in order to view it. Unlike with traditional security systems, when you have cloud cameras you can access your live and recorded video from anywhere and at any time.
Whether it’s via a mobile app or a web browser of your choice – cloud recording lets you access your video remotely.
In addition to unlimited remote access to your camera feeds, you can also remotely control cloud cameras by setting up motion detection zones, camera sensitivity, alerts and so much more!
Cloud camera health checks
Last but not least, recording to the cloud enables continuous camera health checks. While this can also be set up using traditional security systems, it is far more complex to set up.
When recording to the cloud, your cameras’ health will be monitored in real time ensuring you are immediately notified if a camera goes offline. This helps reduce any potential downtime and ultimately increases the overall security.
So, what’s next? Are you ready to record your security cameras to the cloud?
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