How Does Cloud Video Surveillance Lower Maintenance Costs

March 3rd, 2023

Installing a traditional, on-premise security system may seem affordable – but your upfront implementation and equipment costs are just the beginning. Throughout its life cycle, your recorder will require ongoing maintenance that may take more time, money and resources that you bargained for. In this blog post, we’ll break down how cloud video surveillance can dramatically reduce maintenance fees for a more cost-effective solution.

Cloud VS Eliminates the Need for On-Premise Equipment

You’ve just installed your new on-premise recorder. Now, you can sit back, relax, and let it run on auto-pilot, right? Not quite. To get the most out of your NVR/DVR, it requires constant monitoring and maintenance to run efficiently. This can include:

  • Security cameras, and networking hardware
  • Firmware updates
  • Network connectivity
  • Server upgrades

On-premise systems also need to be placed in a safe and secure environment – which can range from a simple lockbox to a climate-controlled server room. In some industries, compliance guidelines mandate that you record the security room itself! Over time, the price of maintaining an on-premise system can be costly – from a security, liability, and compliance perspective.

Alibi Cloud VS eliminates the need for on-premise recorders, hardware or servers – reducing your cost of ownership from the beginning. It also eliminates your need to staff an IT team or outsource a surveillance professional to maintain your system. Cloud VS provides end-to-end management of your recording and storage technology, all managed in an ultra-secure, climate-controlled, tier-4 data center. There are no hidden maintenance fees like you find with on-premise systems – it’s all included in the Alibi Cloud VS solution.

Cloud VS Eliminates Expensive Security System Repairs/Replacements

With a traditional on-premise system, it’s important to stay on top of closely monitored and regularly scheduled security updates. Preventative maintenance can include:

  • System configuration
  • Router configuration
  • Operating system backup
  • OS security patches
  • Server equipment refreshes

Staying on top of your system’s maintenance needs is not always enough. Sometimes, factors outside of your control (like faulty wires or a power outage), can cause a recorder to malfunction. For example, if your recorder suddenly stopped working and you don’t have redundancy capability (which is typically

only found in higher channel recorders), or your business has been broken into and they stole your recorder altogether, it could be days before you have an operational security system up and running again. With an on-premise system, it’s up to you to troubleshoot, replace, reinstall and reboot to fix the issue.

Most businesses can’t afford that downtime. With Alibi Cloud VS, troubleshooting doesn’t require any up-front costs. Just one call to our team of video surveillance experts and they’ll work quickly with you to resolve your issue. In the meantime, there’s very little risk of losing data. Because your data is stored in an off-site, ultra-secure data center featuring triple redundancy, you eliminate the majority of risks associated with damaged or tampered with on-site equipment.

Some additional benefits of Alibi’s cloud-to-camera solution include:

  • 24/7 surveillance
  • Automatic software and firmware updates
  • Cloud-based management – no equipment needed!
  • Clean, temperature-controlled environment
  • Secure data for as long as you need it
  • Manage unlimited locations, users and up to 25 camera images at a time
  • On-demand scalability for your growing business

Alibi Cloud VS removes the complexity of up-front and ongoing maintenance costs typically found with on-premise systems. Without on-site system updates to repair, upgrade and maintain, Cloud VS provides a more cost-effective way to secure your business.

About Alibi Cloud VS

Alibi Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, the Alibi Cloud offers 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility and unlimited cameras, users and locations for a perfectly scalable and streamlined solution.

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