Cloud Based Security Cameras: Everything You Need to Know Before Installing

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Hey there, I’m Zach Palmquist, the director of engineering at Safe and Sound Security. Today, we’re diving into the world of cloud-based security cameras and unraveling some of the questions you might have. So, let’s embark on an enlightening journey filled with friendly insights and informative answers.

Benefits of Cloud Based Surveillance Systems

The allure of cloud-based surveillance systems is undeniable. Two major perks stand out. First off, let’s talk network security. With traditional systems, you might have to navigate port forwarding rules, but cloud-based systems eliminate that concern. You can access your system from practically anywhere with an internet connection, ensuring convenience and security. Secondly, multi-site integration. Once your devices are connected to the cloud, they become one cohesive system, whether they’re in California, New York, or anywhere else. It’s all about centralizing control.


Understanding Bridge vs. CRM VR

A bridge and a CRM VR, which stands for Cloud Managed Video Recorder, serve similar functions but in distinct ways. A bridge is like a link connecting your cameras to the cloud, often without local storage. On the other hand, a CRM VR is more substantial, like an appliance or server with ample built-in storage. It offers the benefit of local storage for your footage.

Local storage security cameras provide the added security of storing footage directly on the camera itself, ensuring data integrity even if network connectivity is lost.

High-Capacity Security Camera Storage in the Cloud

Unpacking Cloud Based Video Analytics

Cloud-based video analytics isn’t exclusive to cloud systems, but it’s a powerful feature. Imagine having a school district with troublesome individuals. With multi-site analytics, you can identify a person of interest on one site and automatically be alerted if they appear on any of your sites. It’s about efficiently managing threats across various locations.

cloud based video surveillance analytics

Versatile Applications of Cloud Based Surveillance Apps

Cloud-based surveillance apps put power at your fingertips. They cater to the modern on-the-go lifestyle. You can set up person-of-interest alerts, share video clips, view live streams, and access playback footage. If you’re dealing with an access control system, you can manage users, initiate lockdown scenarios, and more—all from the convenience of your mobile device.

Cloud-based security cameras help during emergencies

Addressing Cloud CCTV Security Concerns

When it comes to cloud CCTV storage, security is a priority. Many major players in the field, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), offer robust security features. AWS, for instance, is a giant in the server and storage world, providing top-notch security to safeguard your footage. The chances of your individual footage getting hacked in an AWS environment are highly unlikely.

If you’re intrigued by the possibilities of cloud-based security systems, whether it’s cameras or access control, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Safe and Sound Security. We’re here to discuss your project and offer personalized solutions that prioritize your security needs.

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