Cloud storage has swept across the technology scene in recent years, with just about every industry impacted in some way as we move to “the cloud”.
Home and office security are no different. CCTV cloud storage is revolutionising the industry with exciting innovations that make security systems more secure, more accessible and easier to use.
Gone are the days of accidentally erasing security footage or losing surveillance video to theft. However there is a misconception that CCTV cloud storage is only available with a brand-new security system, which is absolutely not the case.
Existing systems can be upgraded with the option of cloud-only storage or hybrid NVR storage. In this article we will demystify cloud CCTV and explore the pros and cons of cloud, on-site, and hybrid security systems.
CCTV: Cloud Storage vs On-Site Storage
The first thing you need to consider is existing infrastructure. If your home or business already has IP cameras recording to a local device, upgrading to a cloud-enabled system may be possible in a matter of minutes.
Most new security system installations in Perth use IP cameras connected directly to the cloud. Upgrading an NVR/DVR system usually involves connecting the existing on-site storage device to a cloud storage supplier, where new installations bypass the need for this hardware altogether.
|Secure offsite storage eliminates theft or damage risk
|May not comply with an organisation’s IT policy
|Access past footage easily from anywhere
|Monthly subscription fees
|Download, clip and share footage through mobile and web apps
|Can cause connection delays or interruptions if data is sent over a shared network
|Less wires in your home or business
|More storage space means a higher cost
|Watch live and receive instant alerts
|Cheap or shady suppliers may be susceptible to data leaks
|Minimal IT support required and no network management
|Security updates and improvements automatically rolled out
|Rapid scalability without new recording hardware
|Features and functionality are always improving
|Always complies with IT policies
|NVR/DVR recorders are a target for thieves to hide their tracks
|No internet connection required, only closed-circuit cabling or Wi-Fi
|Limited storage capacity
|Tighter security for sensitive footage
|Risk of device failure
|Does not clog up internet bandwidth
|More hardware to manage, update and maintain
|No remote monitoring, access, or sharing capabilities
Cloud NVR Storage
Many Perth home and business owners are opting for a hybrid NVR cloud storage solution. NVR cloud storage is an ideal for upgrading existing CCTV systems to enjoy all the benefits of cloud connectivity, without needing to purchase a new system.
Cloud adapters provide an additional layer of security and encryption, keeping your footage safe for longer. Compatible adapters can usually be installed in just a few minutes with no network configuration required.
CCTV Cloud Storage Available from Castle Security
Castle Security are the leaders in innovative security solutions in Perth, keeping families and businesses protected.
Interested in upgrading your existing system to benefit from CCTV cloud storage, or just want to know more about your options? Call the team to find out how easy it is to get hooked up to the cloud.