Cloud CCTV and cloud-based computing and storage has affected every industry in the world, including CCTV and security systems. To ensure your business’s security is keeping in-step with modern technological trends, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re clued-up on how cloud tech is affecting CCTV systems, and the direction they’re going in the future…
More cameras, more data
These days, more businesses and government bodies are investing in CCTV than ever before. While this has made various sectors much more secure, there’s a challenge in effectively managing the vast volumes of data that are being collected by security cameras. This influx of “big data” is difficult or even impossible to manage using traditional data processing tools. Soon, many mid-to-large sized organisations are going to have to invest in software and other resources for collecting and deriving practical intelligence from the massive amounts of footage that modern security systems are producing. This kind of technology will be useful in structuring large volumes of disorganised CCTV data, and helping business leaders gain a better understanding of the most important trends and patterns. Moving forward, get into the habit of reading up on improvements in video management systems, and what this will mean for the use of CCTV at your business.
No more wires
Cloud tech has also spearheaded the introduction of more wireless technology in the CCTV industry. This has been most beneficial to business owners in the form of mobile CCTV monitoring through smartphones and tablets. These days, surveillance systems of up to ten cameras can be monitored and managed entirely from a mobile device, meaning that business owners and higher-ups can keep an eye on their premises no matter where their work takes them. This is especially beneficial for small businesses, as it simplifies technology integration. Most people are far more open to using an app on a smartphone or tablet than they are to having to get used to a much more complex video management program on a desktop computer. It also means cheaper technology and maintenance. In the future, expect to see much more wireless technology in the CCTV sector, particularly sold as a product for small businesses.
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