Cloud-Based Video Surveillance

Different Things that People can mean when they say "Cloud Based" Surveillance:

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1. I want to monitor my cameras when I am away:

Yes, we offer remote video monitoring for any of our DVRs or NVRs that you have connected to your internet.

We don't charge a monthly fee (but some other companies that make DVRs do).

Our browser-based video monitoring works in Safari and Internet Explorer. You can view both live and recorded footage.


2. I don't want a recorder at all locally, I want to record to a server on the internet.

A.It is insecure.

Typically these types of cameras connect via wifi - which can be easily blocked or have interference.

Because your internet is tied to your power, you won't have the ability to use a battery backup to keep your surveillance system running if the power goes out.

If your internet service provider has a disruption of service or if your router starts misbehaving, you won't be recording. When a DVR or NVR has an issue it "self heals" by rebooting and clearing the issue. There's no option for that with cloud-based recording.

B.The resolution is low quality and variable

Even with the fastest residential internet connection, you are going to get terrible results from cloud based recording. Depending upon the speed of your internet for corporate internet connections like a T1 Line you might be able to record, but this varies according to how much you are using the internet -- and how much other people in your geographic area are using it.

Footage recorded Locally

A face at 25 FT, recorded with a 1080P IP camera with a wide angle lens

Range of Reduced Quality when Recorded Online

A face at 25 FT, recorded with a 700 TVL camera with a wide angle lens
A face at 25 FT, recorded with a 420 TVL camera with a wide angle lens

C. You probably can't do it anyways - at least not for a system

Cloud-based recording can be a wonderful solution if you have one or two cameras and don't care a ton about quality or reliability (such as using one for a baby monitor), but it probably isn't even possible for more cameras than that.

For internet speeds, there is an upload speed and a download speed. In the US, download speeds can be decent (although we lag behind much of the developed world in that, too), but upload speeds are pretty slow. You may not notice this, because the majority of what you do on the internet is downloading, but your ISP (internet service provider) isn't usually providing great service for uploading data. So, this solution works in Japan (where they have fiber internet in most places) but won't work well in the US -- because our infrastructure is behind the technological curve.

Each camera takes a large amount of bandwidth - about 5MBps, so while this can be a great solution for one or two cameras, it can be rendered completely unusable for more than that. It's nice if you want to put a webcam up and watch the kids; it doesn't really work for having 4 - 8 cameras guarding your house. For business that are recording up to 64 channels, this problem magnifies itself 10 fold.

D. Obviously, Cloud Based Recording is also going to slow down your internet.

And may render it impossible to surf the net.


3. I understand why recording to a online server is a bad idea, but I am concerned someone might break in and steal my recorder. Can I backup my video footage somehow?

A. NAS

NAS

A NAS or Network Attached Storage is an easy way to either increase the storage space available to your recorder or have a redundant, off recorder storage device - allowing you to have two copies of recorded footage.

You set both the internal and NAS hard drives into groups and assign the cameras to groups. This way you can set some cameras to record longer than others.

NAS backup is available on all our NVRs, DVRs, and Hybrids.


B. eSata

esata drive array

Our 16, 32, and 64 channel NVRs have an eSata connection on the back so that you can attach a hot swappable eSata drive array which can function as either a backup or extension of your internal drives.

You set both the internal and eSata hard drives into groups and assign the cameras to groups. This way you can set some cameras to record longer than others.

eSata backup is available on our 16, 32, and 64 channel NVRs.


C. RAID

super nvr front open

RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is allows your NVR to combines multiple, internal, disk drives into a singular unit for the purposes of data redundancy or performance improvements.

In addition to NAS and eSata, our SUPER NVR series has internal RAID.



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    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
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    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



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    8 Camera 1080P Admiral Series

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    Cameras


    2MP @ 30 FPS: 1920 x 1080

    85° or 110° options
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



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    8 Camera 4K Admiral Series

    Starting at: $1,999.00


    Cameras


    4K (8MP) UHD @ 15 FPS: 3840 x 2160

    92° or 118° options
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated

    4MP vs 4K.


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



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    Cameras


    2MP @ 30 FPS: 1920 x 1080

    85° or 110° options
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options



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    16 Camera 4K Admiral Series

    Starting at: $3,849.00


    Cameras


    4K (8MP) UHD @ 15 FPS: 3840 x 2160

    92° or 118° options
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated

    4MP vs 4K.


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options