The video surveillance industry has undergone a major transformation in recent years and continues to rapidly change. As the video surveillance market grows, more and more cloud storage providers are emerging to meet the demand for cloud video surveillance from businesses and homeowners alike. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of moving your video surveillance to the cloud.
Cloud based services for video surveillance systems
Security professionals, business owners and homeowners are on the lookout for the best way to protect their assets. Some want a system that is easy to use and manage whilst others need something more advanced with features like motion detection alerts.
Video surveillance was once a crime prevention tool, but now it has transformed into an essential business resource for proactive monitoring, observation and reporting on health and safety protocols, false claims protection as well as many other applications to help businesses operate more efficiently. With such diverse needs, traditional surveillance systems don’t cut it anymore.
But what if we were to tell you there is a one-size-fits-all approach to video surveillance?
The answer is in the cloud, benefits are numerous, and regardless of whether you’re a security professional or a business owner, moving your surveillance to the cloud is definitely the way to go.
Video surveillance storage
To begin with, having cloud storage for your surveillance system bypasses recorders’ physical vulnerabilities. If the local recorders were to get damaged, malfunction or fail in any other way, the video footage is still accessible because it is stored in the cloud. In addition, you can take a hybrid approach and implement cloud surveillance storage alongside local storage, therefore offering backup regardless.
In addition to increased physical security of the recorded footage, moving video surveillance to the cloud also means increased cyber security. No port-forwarding required as all service and maintenance updates are carried out by the cloud provider, ensuring your video surveillance system is always up to date and thus alleviating further security concerns.
Flexibility & scalability
Everyone’s needs are different, and cloud based systems are more flexible than traditional security systems. Firstly, they don’t require extensive on-premise equipment, minimizing the initial cost. In addition, depending on your requirements you can easily upgrade (or downgrade) surveillance storage plans, video quality and recording modes, which makes cloud surveillance inherently more scalable and flexible.
Mobile app for video surveillance
With more people relying on their smartphones for everything from banking to grocery shopping, video surveillance is having to move to the cloud in order to keep up with advancements in technology and the consumer demand.
Backing up your security footage to the cloud means you can use a video surveillance mobile app. You’re able to watch live feeds and recorded video directly from your smartphone from anywhere and at any time. In addition to easy access to the cameras’ footage, cloud based systems allow for easy video playback. You can replay, share or download recorded motion events straight from the video surveillance mobile app.
So, what’s next? Are you ready to move your video surveillance to the cloud?
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