For the security of your business, surveillance cameras have always been an important aspect of any security system. However, with advancements in technology, CCTV cameras have become much more powerful and versatile in their applications. Surveying the premises, remote viewing, observing health and safety standards, and keeping records of events are just a few of these versatile applications. To manage all this, it’s a great idea to consider the advantages of cloud-based video surveillance and what it can bring to your business.
Protects Your Data
By having recordings saved to the cloud, you remove the physical vulnerabilities of your camera’s data and prevent it from being lost should the camera become damaged. This allows you to access the data from other devices and ensures you have a backup copy of your data should the worst occur. The cloud ensures you aren’t keeping your eggs all in one basket, so to speak, where they can all be damaged or destroyed in one fell swoop.
Centralized Remote Access
As mentioned, because your data is backed up to the cloud, you can access that data on any other device. However, you can even take it a step further and access your surveillance feed from your phone or other devices. This will allow you to keep an eye on your business even while you’re away. Should an emergency occur, you will receive an alarm on all your devices, enabling you to react quickly.
Improved Cyber Security
Because you can access your data from other devices, you might feel like the cloud is actually less secure. However, the truth is quite the opposite. The cloud doesn’t require port forwarding, which is normally a huge security risk, and there’s no physical storage, such as USB drives, to be stolen. Furthermore, most surveillance hardware is out of date the moment it leaves the factory. The biggest advantage of cloud-based video surveillance is the automatic software updates and support that will ensure your security cameras stay effective and current for a long time.
If you’re ready to upgrade your business’s security system, give us a call for expert CCTV installation services. The Flying Locksmiths are experts at security and always keep up to date with the latest in commercial security systems.