If you’re looking to find out how to connect Hik pro cameras or recorders to the cloud, you’ve come to the right place! Setting up Hikvision cloud storage and remote backup isn’t complex and can be done in just a few minutes through the Videoloft iOS or Android app, so read on to find out how and why to do it.
What you’ll need to connect Hik pro camera or recorder to the cloud
To connect Hik pro cameras to the cloud, you’ll need to download the Videoloft mobile app and use a little bridging device called a Cloud Adapter.
Videoloft is compatible with all Hik cameras and recorders, as well as its OEM brands. The cloud installation process takes a few minutes, doesn’t require port forwarding or router configuration, and can be completed remotely.
Why connect Hikvision to Videoloft cloud?
You may be wondering why you’d choose to connect Hik pro systems to the Videoloft cloud.
In short, Videoloft is so much more than just a Hikvision cloud storage solution. It is a feature-rich cloud video surveillance system that will provide not only remote backup for your Hikvision system, but also enable you to centrally and remotely control and monitor it.
Up to 4k (8MP) video
Firstly, with Videoloft you won’t need to compromise on video quality. Cloud traditionally limited the resolution to 1080p. However, Videoloft allows you to record up to 4K (8MP) video direct to the cloud from any Hik IP camera or alongside a local Hik DVR or NVR.
Multiple cameras, locations and users in one central platform
View all camera feeds, from anywhere and at any time, either via the Videoloft mobile app or web browser. If you’re connecting Hik pro systems in multiple locations, Videoloft will also allow for multi-site monitoring from one place.
Finally, with Videoloft’s multi-user permissions, you’ll be able to give others read-only or full admin access to all or specific cameras, depending on requirements.
Remote control of Hikvision cameras
You can control your Hikvision cameras remotely via the Videoloft app. This means configuring the recording and alerting schedules for specific cameras and/or time periods, setting up camera detection zones and remote PTZ controls.
Hikvision system health monitoring
Rest assured your Hikvision cameras are recording with Videoloft’s live camera health monitoring. Videoloft continually monitors your Hik system’s health.
It also sends real-time alerts to both the security professional and end user if a camera goes offline. Security professionals can easily access vital camera health information remotely from the Videoloft portal.
Upgrading a Hikvision system using video analytics
Finally, Videoloft allows you to upgrade a basic Hikvision security system into an intelligent one with video analytics. Ordinarily, video analytics implementation is very expensive. It requires initial investment into costly equipment and also very often the implementation of expensive VMS systems.
However, Videoloft video analytics are a game changer! All you need is the Cloud Adapter, which will not only give you remote backup for your Hik pro system, but also the possibility to use Videoloft’s analytics feature on any Hik camera!
Videoloft for your Hikvision cloud storage
To sum up, in addition to numerous features and benefits, Videoloft is also a scalable and flexible solution. Not only are its cloud storage plans affordable, but it’s also compatible with a wide range of professional security cameras other than Hikvision, such as Axis, Dahua or Uniview.
So, what’s next? Are you ready to connect your Hik pro system to the cloud?