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Camera security has always been necessary for most businesses. Traditional wired cameras were bulky and expensive and tended to suffer from signal interference. Cloud-based video surveillance systems have revolutionized how security systems work in today’s landscape by reducing the need for expensive personnel, maintaining the right hardware, and reducing the expense of recording. One popular advantage is that the user can view the camera feed live over the Internet from any location. Most cameras are Web-enabled these days to take advantage of a mobile, web-connected approach to surveillance. This allows cameras to be placed virtually anywhere with Internet access.
Another advantage to using cloud storage is that users do not need to concern themselves with technical support or data backup. The data is stored in an off-site secure server and can be retrieved through secure web connections. Since cameras are web enabled, they can easily connect to other cloud-based video surveillance services via the Internet. As a result, there is no need to worry about technical difficulties, data loss, or system downtime. Users can view their camera feeds from anywhere, as long as they have Internet access.
Cloud-based video storage options come with pros and cons. It is important to carefully consider all of the pros and cons of choosing a service before making a selection. Cameras installed in homes have always offered the greatest protection, but there are drawbacks that cloud storage options may not have. For businesses, both low cost and remote monitoring are pros, while there are also drawbacks, such as no technical support provided, limited range of motion, lack of portability, and loss of image quality at the hands of human error. If cameras are used to protect assets or monitor employees, it is important to select the appropriate camera options, depending on what they will be used for.