How the Cloud Can Enhance Multi-site Retail Security

May 24th, 2023

The demand has never been greater for organizations to invest in cloud surveillance – and that’s especially true for multi-site retail businesses. Whether you have multiple locations across your city, state or nation, cloud surveillance offers business owners the ability to reduce employee theft, fraud, and shrinkage; monitor and improve customer service, and instantly customize user permissions to meet the demands of a fast-growing and ever-changing employee pool for enhanced security. 

Flexible Storage 

One of the most significant limitations of on-premise systems for multi-site retail users is storage. If you run a multi-site, multi-city retail business with locations across the country, viewing and retrieving video evidence can become a chore. A traditional system requires you to have a recorder on each site with evidence stored at that site. For example, if you need to pull data from your Oklahoma location (and you’re in California), you’ll need to log in to that location, select that particular camera that captured that footage, view, and download the footage by the event.

With the Alibi Cloud VS, you have full control of your footage, all of which are accessed from a centralized location. While retrieving data from a traditional system can be a tedious process – not to mention time-consuming, Cloud VS makes finding, viewing, and downloading footage instantaneous. Log in from a centralized interface, click on the footage by time and or event, and download your video footage within minutes. The more locations you have, the merrier! Cloud VS allows you to view data from unlimited sites. As a multi-site business owner, security is now in the palm of your hands. 

Unlimited User Accessibility

Another limitation of traditional on-premise systems for multi-site businesses comes down to user accessibility. A traditional security solution requires you to grant each user credentials necessary to log in and view the footage from that location. This involves time and specialized software, yet another aspect of video security to manage for smaller multi-site businesses. Retail employees often have a high turnover rate, which can make adding and deleting user permissions a tedious and time-consuming, not to mention a lot of information to keep track of.  

Cloud VS provides a more straightforward way to grant users individual permissions and manage credentials from a centralized interface. Assign individual permissions to an unlimited amount of users and locations remotely – only giving access to those who need it, when you need it. 

Hybrid Cloud Cameras for High-Risk Areas  

One of the most significant benefits of cloud surveillance for multi-site applications is its powerful backup in high-risk areas. This is a particularly useful supplemental solution in regions prone to common retail risks like theft, compliance violations, and slip-and-falls. For bars and restaurants, mitigating these risks is as simple as deploying a few cloud cameras along with areas with slippery floors and high traffic. For retail stores, all it requires is placing a cloud camera facing every entrance, exit, and areas where transactions are made. Cloud VS allows you to easily add additional cameras in high-risk areas, scale your storage up or down based on need, and instantly benefit from an ultra-secure, off-premise solution where your data is always accessible. 

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 an entirely scalable and streamlined solution.

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