Historically, upgrading your video surveillance system required steep upfront payments and significant time for your IT team to complete the setup. With the cloud, updating your video surveillance becomes faster and more cost-efficient. While upgrading the cloud is easier and less costly, cloud video surveillance also provides three major benefits over traditional systems that are often overlooked until it’s too late.
1) Need for Remote Access
You might have installed your video surveillance system at a time when you didn’t think remote access to your video data was a priority. Traditional DVR and NVR systems are designed to be viewed on-premises and run on a desktop. Attempting to remotely view video from a DVR or NVR typically results in a significant impact to the image quality and load times. The ideal solution for remote access is a modern, cloud-based video surveillance system, which has been built to be accessed from any desktop or mobile device.
Remote access using an internet-connected, traditional video surveillance system is not only unreliable, but it also places your business at risk. While you can install and configure a firewall to monitor for potential attacks, this takes a toll on your IT team’s resources.
With the right cloud-based video surveillance system, protection against cybersecurity vulnerabilities is built right in. With the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS, cameras are never directly connected to the internet. Both the Eagle Eye Bridge and the Eagle Eye CMVR provide a physically separate network port for cameras so that your cameras are never directly connected to the general business network or the internet. Remote access to your video is always secure and your video data is fully encrypted, during transmission and at rest.
2) Protection Against Loss & Damages
It’s common practice to have a video surveillance system to deter criminal activity, leveraging the video to quickly resolve instances of theft or vandalism. However, savvy criminals know they can hinder investigations and greatly reduce their chances of being caught by stealing or damaging the video surveillance system.
Redundancy can counteract the loss and damage of the DVR/NVR system. Cloud data centers offer triple redundancy, ensuring that even if the bridge or CMVR is stolen or damaged, the data is backed up to the cloud, so you can still access your video.
3) Ability to Scale
Expanding locations, increasing users, adjusting resolution or extending retention periods; these are just some of the reasons that might demand a scalable solution. Traditional systems make it difficult to do this and lack the infrastructure and flexibility to meet these needs. Cloud-based solutions, on the other hand, make it easy to centralize your video surveillance across multiple locations, increase users as needed and adjust retention or resolution in real-time.
The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS is also compatible with a broad range of cameras (over 3,000 IP, analog, and HD over Coax cameras) so you don’t have to replace your cameras until you’re ready. With a subscription-based model, you only ever pay for what you actually use.
Upgrading your video surveillance solutions is a strategic initiative that takes careful planning, but it shouldn’t place a burden on your business. With a cloud-based solution, you can streamline the process of upgrading and scaling your technology, while ensuring minimal strain on your IT resources. Are you ready to upgrade your video surveillance system to the cloud? Contact us today to learn more about the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS.