Owning a business comes with a lot of responsibilities. On top of managing your clients, inventory, staff, and orders, you worry about keeping your business safe and protected.
Depending on the nature of your business, you may be dealing with problems related to burglary or theft, insurance disputes, or negative behaviors from your customers and/or employees.
Video surveillance has been the go-to solution for these issues, and modern technology is making it even easier to prevent and resolve business security problems.
If you already have a traditional CCTV/DVR video surveillance system, you may be wondering why cloud-based surveillance is becoming so popular. Here are some reasons to upgrade:
24/7 Access & Availability
A major advantage of cloud surveillance systems is that it can be accessed from home, from work and on-the-go. Your data is always within reach (provided you have an internet connection) on your computer, laptop, smartphone, and tablet.
Our Secure-i video service offers single-site and multi-site viewing, live streaming, and recorded video. It is convenient and easy to monitor the key aspects of your business when you can’t be there.
One of the worst things that can happen in a difficult situation (i.e. you think a customer is stealing from you or there is an insurance dispute) is discovering that the data you need has already been overwritten. With Secure-i cloud services, your data will always be available when you need it.
Remote Maintenance & Regular Updates
Having your surveillance in the cloud provides better customer service and support because you don’t need to rely on on-site technicians and appointments to solve your problems. Updates are made without you having to do anything, saving valuable time. If you want to upgrade and scale your system you can accomplish this without a long installation process.
Data Safety in an Emergency
Worried that you would lose all your video footage in a fire? A traditional system could easily lose your data in case of an emergency. Having cloud surveillance ensures that your data is safe and that your cameras will always be active and recording. Secure-i is hosted offsite in cloud storage, and cannot be disabled by employees, or damaged if your business experiences a fire or flooding.
Switching to cloud surveillance gives you the opportunity to use advanced technology and systems without having to purchase it yourself. Cloud storage usually comes with a monthly recurring fee, the cost is based on the amount of data you use and how long it is stored. Using a cloud-based system also decreases the need for capital investment and investment in expensive equipment. There is a lower cost to entry for small to medium-sized businesses, and there is less maintenance.
Worried about hackers? You can rest a little easier knowing your data is encrypted using complex algorithms. The majority of hacking scandals occur because the hacker has authorization access. It has more to do with the username and password, not the surveillance system. Protecting your data is top priority to a cloud storage company. Having its reputation on the line ensures it will do its best to be reliable.
Choosing to implement a security system for your new business or upgrading your current system can be a big decision. The reasons listed above should help you make a wiser decision that will protect the safety of your business, employees, inventory, and your customers.
Contact us to learn more about our Secure-i cloud-hosted video surveillance service. For additional business security we also offer professional grade security and energy management. Gain peace of mind knowing that your properties are protected and your businesses are running smoothly — no matter where you are.