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Cloud Video Surveillance System

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What is CCTV Cloud Surveillance?

Essentially, the cloud is the internet. Your cameras recorded data is stored in one place and offsite in a data centre, so that it's safe, secure and easy to find, accessible from anywhere, anytime and features event automated alert notifications as standard, whilst all being GDPR compliant.

Cloud video surveillance, simply stated, means all your surveillance footage is cloud based and delivered as a service over the internet. Until very recently, video surveillance systems were primarily used as a crime prevention tool. Today the benefits of CCTV has increased dramatically including  proactive monitoring, observation of health and safety protocols, false claims and fraud protection, and many more.


You get to centralise all your cameras data in a far better cyber secure platform. GDPR is guaranteed and No onsite storage (DVR/NVR) equipment is required meaning No more costly maintenance /call out, replacement or upgrade fees - It also means No tampering is possible with the onsite security controls system.  A simple cloud bridge is all that's required to eliminate the old energy hungry on site CCTV controls, providing substantial energy savings in todays price rising market. This solution also provides a far more sustainable system. 


Reduced risk of data loss 

First and foremost, having a cloud video surveillance system bypass hardware vulnerabilities by automatically saving the video footage to the cloud. In other words, if the recorders get damaged, or if they malfunction or fail in any way, the video footage is still accessible because it has been backed up in the cloud. 


System’s health monitoring 

Cloud video surveillance systems are better at alerting you of any issues with the video feeds or other system components. While this can also be set up using traditional video surveillance systems, it is far more complex to set up. Both maintainer and clients are immediately notified if a camera goes offline, thus helping to reduce the downtime and ultimately increasing the overall security. In addition, remote health checks are becoming increasingly more important in the Covid-19 world, as getting to the site can be potentially difficult.


Centralised remote access to all footage 

For the customers, the main benefit of cloud video surveillance is its convenience. Users are able to watch live feeds as well as recorded video directly from their smartphone. This is not only convenient for your customers, but also reassuring, as they are always able to monitor their cameras. In addition to easy access to the cameras’ footage, cloud video surveillance allows for easy video playback. Users can replay, share or download recorded motion events straight from the mobile app. 


Real time alerting

With a cloud video surveillance system, clients can be instantly notified if motion is detected on any of their cameras, users can also set up motion detection zones as well as cameras’ motion sensitivity.


Flexibility and scalability 

Cloud video surveillance systems are more flexible than the traditional security systems. For example, if your customer requires more storage, you can easily adjust the storage retention period. All you need to do is upgrade (or downgrade) their storage plan, depending on their requirements. In addition, cloud based systems don’t require extensive on-premise equipment. This makes them inherently more scalable with no need for complex on site installations.


Increased cyber security

Contrary to the common misconception of the cloud not being secure, it is actually quite the opposite. Firstly, cloud video surveillance systems don’t require port forwarding, which eliminates a big security risk. In addition, hardware is out of date the minute it’s shipped from a factory, whereas cloud providers remotely update the cloud systems continuously. Furthermore, all video is saved using 256-bit encryption is used to save the video and is transmitted over encrypted TLS (HTTPS) channels. Clients can rest assured the footage is secure in transit and at rest.

Reduce Your Storage Costs

Finally, moving CCTV data storage to the cloud has the potential to save your business money, for several reasons. For one, cloud storage eliminates the need to have an in-house data centre, and it helps avoid the various maintenance and rising energy costs associated with storing data yourself.

Beyond this, cloud hosting allows CCTV systems to be managed remotely, without the need for specialist software and employing experts in the field. The subscription-style model associated with cloud CCTV services also means your costs become predictable and manageable, with no unexpected or unwanted surprises along the way.

Focus offer a no obligation site survey to assess what you and your premises need.

Whether you’re extending the value of your existing analogue surveillance system or ready to fully upgrade to IP, connecting your video to the cloud has never been easier


The future of video surveillance is in the cloud. 

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