As the video surveillance industry keeps up with new challenges, it is apparent that cloud technology is already revolutionizing surveillance operations. In fact, it has enabled a new sector in the video surveillance industry. More buildings and industries are beginning to take hold of this steadily growing trend, which allows security personnel to streamline operations for a highly efficient surveillance strategy.
In other words, cloud management systems take previously individual components like alerts for employees, remote monitoring, and storage into an inclusive, streamlined solution. This results in a flexible, comprehensive solution that includes remote access to a system for an enhanced surveillance experience.
When it comes to storing captured video, traditional IP video surveillance systems use on-site storage for data management. The challenge with this method is that security personnel are limited to the capacity provided by the physical storage system. If additional space is needed, it may mean obtaining additional storage devices that can place a strain on surveillance budgets.
On the other hand, most cloud-based surveillance systems store video in off-site data centers, which can free up costs that are normally dedicated to on-site storage hardware. What’s more, cloud data centers tend to be more reliable due to their high redundancy rates. For added peace of mind, advanced cloud systems even allow for temporary on-site storage in case of network failure.
Smaller businesses like retail shops or fast food franchises can maximize their storage budgets with cloud management systems. For environments with a larger surveillance set-up, both traditional and cloud-based video management systems (VMS) can be used as a hybrid solution.
Requirements for remote access to security footage have resulted in traditional DVRs, NVRs, and VMS’s typically being connected to the Local Area Network (LAN) (SIs can remotely connect via VPN) by the integrator or installer for remote video access. Advanced cloud-based video management systems are maintained by cloud service providers who are experts in cybersecurity, so security threats are minimized as a result.
Pelco Breeze provides distributed video surveillance monitoring that can be delivered as a service, deployed on-premises, or a hybrid solution. Combining the power and capabilities of VideoXpert VMS, including feature richness, and the ability to support commercial and enterprise scale deployments while streamlining and adding new capabilities to system management functions. Both security personnel and system integrators can more effectively manage their sites through remote management of VMS licenses, camera firmware and server software, and system health monitoring.
The on-premises option is appealing for those who want convenient, remote control of their systems as a hosted service. As Pelco Breeze evolves, it will provide intelligent machine learning pattern matching analytics to further improve system performance, optimize IQ and enhance insights.
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