Cloudview has released what it claims is the world’s first corporate-grade cloud and IP surveillance system that brings all manner of wireless connectivity benefits that may not have been available in the past.
The new solution, which can be added to an existing CCTV system without any impact on recording or monitoring arrangements, can be implemented at a much lower cost than an entirely new system.
“The analogue comfort blanket has served the surveillance market well but is starting to show its age and needs to be brought up to date. That shouldn’t, however, mean throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Which is why we have developed Cloudview to deliver remote camera monitoring and management in a format that can be added to existing analogue setups. It is simple to install and doesn’t require significant additional investment,” said James Wickes, the entrepreneur behind the technology.
The ease of the system is shown by the fact that it can be easily scaled up from one to thousands of cameras and the company won’t need to make any initial investment into IP infrastructure.
When it comes to connectivity, Cloudview supports wired, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connections and the system itself takes up less bandwidth than other CCTV systems with storage overheads also cut.
The cloud based management and monitoring platform makes it easy to see when cameras go offline or are unavailable with alerts sent that make it easy to quickly repair any faulty cameras. If the network connection does happen to drop out then the system will simply switch to record onto an SD card.
When intruders set off the built-in motion detector the system can send both email and SMS alerts to the business owner with the system able to be easily integrated with alarm receiving centre [ARC] platforms.
Cloudview is available now and can be ordered directly by professional surveillance installation companies and the firm is also looking to firm up a network of UK and international resellers in order to make the product more widely available.
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