Cloud Surveillance Best Practices for Multi-Site Retail

May 22nd, 2023

It's never been imperative for multi-site business owners to provide employees, customers, and their assets with continuous and uninterrupted video surveillance. As business owners face a ‘new normal’ where proactively taking new measures to provide a safe workplace is essential. Cloud surveillance offers secure off-premise storage, remote access, and monitoring and scalability features with greater flexibility and cost-savings than a traditional system can.  

Continuous Recording (No Downtime) 

One of the most common security threats for retail business owners is loss prevention. Loss prevention plays a critical role in maintaining margin and profit. Without continuous video recording, it becomes difficult – almost impossible – to watch over and manage employees and customers to manage and mitigate theft. Video surveillance that doesn’t capture 24/7 recording may miss key activity, such as shoplifting, employee theft, or slip-and-falls.

For multiple location retail owners, deploying a cloud-based surveillance system allows them to achieve uninterrupted, 24/7 video footage. Because their data is stored in a secure, off-premise location, they don’t have to worry about their data being tampered with or stolen like they would with an on-premise recorder.

Cloud video surveillance allows them to view live or recorded footage from their desktop or mobile device. Instead of using on-premise equipment, a cloud solution stores all of your data in an ultra-secure T4 off-site data center. Unlike security systems that require you to monitor your system’s health with firmware updates and continuous servicing of your hardware, cloud surveillance automatically handles it all for you in the cloud, dramatically reducing security maintenance costs.    

Remote Access and Monitoring 

To accurately monitor activity at multiple locations requires being in several places at once – or, having a cloud video surveillance system that can achieve the same results of in-person monitoring! Monitoring employee training, cash transactions, and slip-and-fall or shoplifting incidents is easily captured in the cloud, stored, and retrieved. Whether you have a multi-site or a tristate franchise, accessibility limitations can be simplified with cloud-based monitoring. 

Unlike a traditional system that streams data directly from your site, cloud surveillance provides users with data that’s pulled directly from our ultra-secure, off-site tier-4 data center. Compared to a traditional system that requires you to add a recorder in every location, cloud security provides unlimited users and con-current streaming from a centralized location. This allows retail owners to have a convenient, streamlined monitoring security process for an unlimited number of locations.


Businesses that plan to scale require a video surveillance system that can quickly meet the demands of multi-location use. This includes a centralized interface for remote accessibility and monitoring, the ability to grant users unique permissions on demand, and easy deployment for additional cameras in new areas. Unlike traditional security systems that require equipment for each site, Cloud video surveillance eliminates the need for expensive equipment from the get-go. Once you deploy the camera-to-cloud solution, your data is uploaded directly from your camera to our off-site data center. Increase up to 25 cameras at a time from a centralized interface, and scale up with unlimited users and storage – giving you the flexibility to only pay for what you need – when you need it.

About Alibi Cloud VS

Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business, offering 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility, and unlimited cameras, users, and locations for a perfectly scalable and streamlined solution.

Interested in learning more about how it can benefit your business? Call us today!