With the retention life of data increasing, many organizations are trying to determine the best long-term storage strategy for the future. To do this, organizations must analyze the reliability, security and speed of data storage solutions, including both cloud and tape storage. This white paper considers how a hybrid archive solution, consisting of both cloud and tape, may be deployed in the event of a cloud mandate, and how data growth and future costs can impact a storage solution selection.
SMC Networks has released the newest version of its wireless home security camera along with a new and improved version of the Secure Watch smartphone app. Secure Watch mobile app —for both iPhone™ and Android™— provides an extremely easy to set up and use smartphone experience. The updated SMC2030W-H Wi-Fi security camera is elegantly suited for home or small office use needing live-view monitoring, a large viewing angle lens, two-way audio for communicating through the camera, and integration of cloud-based video storage.
Count this one among the no-brainers for Comcast: the cable giant is preparing a new offering called Comcast Business SmartOffice, which bundles IP-cameras for video surveillance with a cloud storage service and professional installation. It’s a simple package that appears to be targeted at small-to-midsized businesses needing basic video security. Users can view live and recorded video on a web-based platform or through mobile apps. Pricing is listed as starting at $140 per month for a package that includes four cameras and 30 days of cloud storage.
As physical security organizations deal with the storage and usage of video surveillance in legal matters, the following legal precedent raises questions about cloud-based storage and any use of “file sharing” sites. An insurance company has waived any claim of privilege to materials uploaded to an unprotected file-sharing site, a federal magistrate judge in Virginia ruled earlier this month. U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent said in a Feb. 9 decision that the Harleysville Insurance Co. waived its privilege in documents uploaded to a site where they were accessible to anyone who had the hyperlink, according to the ABA BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.
Cloudian has come up with new cloud data archiving products to help organizations move on-premises data to the cloud. Cloudian, Inc., a global leader in hybrid cloud object storage systems, announced its HyperStore 4000 appliance, a high-density storage platform that meets the demands of explosive data growth and limited data center space with the performance of an on-premises solution and cloud-like prices. The HyperStore 4000 is designed for customers in data-intensive markets such as life sciences, healthcare, video surveillance, and entertainment where storage demands double every year, straining the limits of modern data centers. These environments require enormous amounts of object-based storage that provides seamless scalability and limitless growth for data types such as media files, research information or backup / archive data. The HyperStore 4000 manages these massive unstructured data sets for about half a cent per GB per month, a cost level more commonly associated with cloud storage.
What happens when your company has a fire and burns to the ground? As with so many aspects of physical security, it’s when the unthinkable happens that you really need your physical security system to work as designed. But what security system is designed to perform in a catastrophic fire? With all the advances in camera, recording, and access control capabilities, avoiding going up in ashes isn’t on any spec sheet. This just might be a situation where taking new technologies and integrating them with old technology could provide an ideal solution that would survive such a fire disaster.
Strand’s video surveillance software is a “lean client,” which designates the server for a majority of the data processing. This setup ensures stability in the surveillance system, and allows users to control their system from any location in the world without having to download client software.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) a hot topic throughout 2014, consumers and businesses are increasingly aware of the advantages of IP connectivity. And security professionals and business owners are keenly aware of the concept’s importance in ensuring the safety of their clients and organizations respectively. The new HD standard 4K or ‘Ultra HD’ have been two of the year’s most talked-about technologies and the next natural step in the industry’s ongoing endeavors to enhance image quality and greater surveillance coverage.
Iveda® (OTCQB: IVDA), a leading enabler of cloud-based video surveillance through its Sentir™ platform, announced its partnership with Wolfcom Enterprises, manufacturer of body-worn cameras based in Hollywood, California. The partnership will offer next generation integration of proprietary cloud technology into a body camera, enabling cloud storage, and access to live video.
How will the electronic access control industry embrace the cloud in the coming years? Will governments see the value in using commercial cloud resources? Will governments create standards and best practices to ease restrictions on cloud storage across borders? Will operational expenditure (opex) options open the door to more SMB adoption? With the cost per door coming down for access control solutions? Will the market opportunity for access control as a service (ACaaS) be negatively impacted?