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Why is a Cloud Security Camera System 10x better than a Traditional CCTV System?

Cloud Security Camera

Posted On: June 15, 2021

Monitoring of premises, facilities and warehouses using the appropriate IoT devices like an integrated cloud security camera system is essential for all enterprises for the safety of their assets and employees.

The use of IP Cameras to capture and record images, use of video analytics for management and a cloud solution to handle massive amounts of video feeds makes the enterprise a lot more secure and smoother in its functionality.

Businesses that switch to cloud computing can cut their energy consumption by up to 70%. (Source)

A cloud security camera system helps ease the maintenance of security and also provides centralization of data with real-time monitoring and zero latency. With these abilities in hand, the activities and environment can be monitored to prevent hazards, thefts, and to optimize processes.

Our 10x Points of Comparison between a Cloud Camera System & a Tradition CCTV System

The movement from traditional CCTV surveillance technology to IP surveillance solutions has been swift because of massive cloud adoption, lower upfront capital and offers businesses substantial economies of scale. It provides security professionals access to a much broader functionality.

Traditional CCTV security systems have their limitations of how much data they can store without it being overwritten, how much area they can capture without using additional hardware and how much of that data can they view and access from one point of control.

  • Provides additional backup

The explosion of new IP Cameras, and sensors is driving intense new scalability requirements for video surveillance systems. Even smaller sized companies that start out with 30 to 50 cameras are growing multi-fold by leaps and bounds with a need of 100 to 200 cameras. This shows that a cloud solution is needed to handle massive amounts of video feed, ever-increasing video resolution and the bottomless pit of data stored.

CCTV Cloud storage has become one of the most convenient and efficient methods to store data online. Cloud storage saves your data across servers, so even if the local storage collapses, nothing is lost due to the cloud backup.

  • Access anywhere, anytime

A cloud security camera system provides on-demand access to all of your most important security metrics.  They gather multiple data sources and put them into a single interface that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. That means you can immediately see a detailed overview in one quick glance.

From the camera view of all your 100 cameras installed on site to the energy consumption patterns of the month, all the data that you want visibility into can be accessed on the same platform.

  • Centralized viewing platform

Monitoring is an important core aspect of any growing enterprise. Centralized viewing platform provides the delivery of continuously updated information streaming at low latency. Each step can be traced to figure out potentially vulnerable and hazard points.

  • Video analytics

Ground breaking IP cameras can actively detect individual risks, and work along with software that interprets and highlights security issues. The intelligent cameras can, for instance, independently recognise visual security breaches, such as abandoned packages or suspicious movement.

Not only for the purpose of security, but these video analytics-based insights also help managers recognize the market demands, their most well received products or the consumption patterns for a better idea of how their enterprise functions.

1. Footfall counting

Monitor all the people entering and exiting the store and deduce consumer insights in the scheduled time slots your store is visited to enhance sales

2. Energy management

This cloud service notifies employers of the high energy waste points, allowing them to make amends after the total energy consumption levels of their premises are recorded via sensors

  • View, download & share footage

Footage provides valuable information regarding incidents and may be of help to the police trying to identify and catch a perpetrator. It is, however, a huge responsibility to keep the recorded footage safe and saving it on a local storage can be risky.

A cloud storage camera system provides the file-sharing  and download  features, where the enterprise can retrieve data from virtually anywhere which helps you to share your video feeds with other users or view them multiple times through a dashboard.

  • Web browser & app-based accessibility

Web browsers and app-based accessibility provides on the go real-time monitoring. Cloud allows users to access the platform directly from their smart mobile devices, via applications or web browsers, in the presence of a secure network connection. With the right credentials, authorized personnel can monitor all devices remotely.

  • Real-time, incident based & scheduled notifications

The lack of a proactive system capable of sending incident-based notifications is another challenge enterprises come across leaving the enterprise vulnerable to intrusions. The system is also incapable of sending clips over to surveillance authorities for validation purposes.

Intrusion alert is a type of motion detection technology that will notify you whenever trespassers appear in front of your camera system. Notifications will be sent straight to your smartphone immediately, which means you don’t need to find out about a burglary or break-in after it has occurred.

Cloud gathers multiple data sources and integrates them together. That means you can immediately see a detailed overview of your E-surveillance system analytics in one quick glance and make decisions accordingly. It can help you to stop security threats and injuries as it gives security professionals the capability to watch over and manage much more effectively.

  • Pay as you go Subscription model

Pay as you go is a cost model for cloud services in contrast to traditional IT cost models that require up-front capital expenditures for hardware and software. PAYG is also known as Pay & Go or Pay-As-You-Use. This enables you to change your security plans as your requirements change, opt for longer cloud data storage retention, add more devices to your solution as you scale your business or even cut down on some if not required.

  • Proactive Solution

Cloud based solutions provide real-time alerts. This enables you to monitor and manage certain situations instantly rather than after a hazard or accident has already happened. These alerts sent via SMS, app notifications or emails notify your authorized staff as well as the third party command center personnel if any intrusion had taken place. With live camera streaming and a two way audio system, such situations can be brought under control, even without the involvement of local authorities.

  • Easy integration with other devices

A Cloud security camera system is an integration of multiple cameras and sensors that detect anomalies in the environment and notify surveillance staff about the same. As enterprises grow and expand, these solutions too, are designed to scale along. You can add additional sensors and cameras to the solution to gain visibility across different areas.

These smart systems also enable you to onboard you existing legacy CCTV cameras and use them like smart cameras.

Conclusion

Cloud-based security camera systems offer the possibility of almost unlimited coverage and control as compared to other solutions. With additional backup, Easy setup & configuration, instant alerts, effortless central management of all analytics and a centralized viewing platform; security becomes easier to maintain.

IGZY’S cloud solution helps bring you closer to a more efficiently performing enterprise with a cloud-based video surveillance system without charging you a fortune or confusing you with complicated processes.

It provides applied analytics to detect the presence of unwarranted objects or activities, web interface and mobile features that allows users to access the platform directly from their smart mobile devices, via applications or web browsers, remote camera configuration so that the cameras and sensors can be on-boarded or the software upgraded remotely, 24/7 email and web support, audio integration that allows enterprises to monitor employees and round the clock surveillance.