Enterprise-Class Video Management with Cloud Capabilities
Qognify launched its new video management software Qognify VMS. Qognify VMS is designed to meet the specific physical security needs of organizations around the globe.
It is based on field-proven technology components, which are used by many customers in thousands of security projects worldwide. As a true next-generation VMS,
it combines the powerful core of an enterprise-class VMS with unique added values such as low total costs of ownership, business process support, advanced ecosystem integrations and cloud readiness.
One of the key requirements of modern video surveillance systems are flexible deployment options. While many organizations still rely on keeping sensitive data and systems on premise, others are moving towards a corporate cloud first strategy, which also includes physical security applications.
For this reason, Qognify VMS offers the possibility to store video data in the cloud. This enables customers to keep the hardware footprint small, scale storage space quickly, and benefit from the advanced resiliency of cloud technology.
Steve Shine, CEO of Qognify, explains the company’s cloud strategy:
“While cloud-based physical security solutions have been on the rise in small and medium businesses for some time, the adoption rate in enterprise organizations was slower due to more complex system environments and demanding infrastructure requirements. However, rapidly evolving technologies and increasing network bandwidths are beginning to leverage the usage of cloud in this segment. This is why we are now launching Qognify VMS with advanced cloud storage capabilities. At the same time, we are working on expanded solutions that enable customers to benefit even more from the advantages of cloud technology in the near future. “
On the other hand, to make on-premise deployments as easy as possible for partners and customers, a wide range of turnkey hardware solutions is available for Qognify VMS. The built-to-spec servers and clients minimize the risks in planning, ensure optimal performance, accelerate rollouts and allow for one-stop sourcing. All units come with a comprehensive 5-year warranty to protect the investment for years to come.
Qognify VMS helps organizations maximize the outcomes of their physical security strategies. One of the key elements to achieve this are its powerful, bi-directional integrations with many other solutions such as access control, intrusion detection and video analytics.
But according to Steve Shine, this is only the first step for Qognify VMS to leverage the potential of a physical security ecosystem:
“Our goal is to further increase the value for our customers by bringing our physical security and enterprise incident management applications even closer together – for an improved situational understanding and an even faster and more targeted response.”
Jeremy Howard, VP Physical Security Sales, Americas, at Qognify highlights another aspect of launching Qognify VMS:
“Most VMS solutions on the market are generic and hardly address the true needs and specific processes of enterprise customers. As a result, many of these organizations are unable to leverage the full potential of their video systems – and live with a poor compromise. In order to change that, we’ve delved deeply into the unique needs of different industries – to help organizations maximize the outcomes of their physical security strategies.“
The example of the retail industry illustrates how specific the requirements of an organization on a video surveillance system can be. Fighting theft, fraud and organized retail crime, or counting and analyzing customer behavior to optimize the customer experience are just a few examples.
The Qognify VMS ecosystem offers a holistic solution addressing unique omni-channel needs as well as true enterprise requirements such as supporting large scale store rollouts as well as efficient web-based monitoring and management of video across thousands of stores.
For the Americas, Qognify VMS comes in three product packages that reflect the typical requirements of different project profiles. While Qognify VMS Professional covers the needs of less complex surveillance projects at a very attractive price, the flexible Advanced package is designed for larger and more complex projects. Finally, the Infinity package fulfils all true enterprise requirements and includes a multitude of features at no additional cost.
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