Retail business owners are one of the highest users of video security systems. From cash registers to safe rooms, inventory to employee theft, ensuring you have the right video security system –especially if you operate a multi-site business, has never been more critical. In this blog post, we’ll examine how cloud surveillance provides such a powerful solution for multi-site applications.
Cloud VS: A Simplified Approach to Security Maintenance
With a traditional video security system, business owners must have a recorder at each location and continuously ensure each recorder is operating correctly. Usually, this is done with an IT professional on staff, or by calling on a local security professional to update their system with the necessary upgrades, and/or troubleshoot issues when they arise. If multiple sites recorders run into problems, this can cost the business thousands of dollars in equipment replacement parts and labor fees.
Deploying a cloud-based solution like Alibi Cloud VS results in a dramatic reduction in maintenance, hardware, and resources. With Cloud VS, you just have one – as opposed to multiple – dashboards for multiple sites. Since it’s an off-premise cloud-based solution, there’s no hardware to maintain. You eliminate the risk of damaged recorders and the need for internal resources to manage your system. Everything is automatically done for you in the cloud.
Alibi Cloud VS provides a camera-to-cloud solution that allows you to pay for what you need, along with the means to scale up or down at a moment’s notice. Choose the number of cameras, the amount of storage, and users you want. With an ultra-secure cloud-based tool like Cloud VS, multi-site retail owners can improve their security while simplifying operational costs and resources.
Cloud VS Provides Centralized Storage For a More Secure Business
One of the most significant limitations of on-premise systems for multi-site retail users is storage. If you run a multi-site, multi-city retail business with locations across the country, viewing and retrieving video evidence can become a chore. A traditional system requires you to have a recorder on each site with evidence stored at that site. If you need to pull data from your Oklahoma location (and you’re in California), you’ll need to log in to that location, select that particular camera that captured that footage, view, and download the footage by the event.
With Cloud VS, you have full control of your footage, all of which are accessed from a centralized location. While retrieving data from a traditional system can be a tedious process – not to mention time-consuming, Cloud VS makes finding, viewing, and downloading footage instantaneous. Log in from a centralized interface, click on the footage by time and or event, and download your video footage within minutes.
Cloud VS Eliminates the Complexity of Multi-User Security
Another limitation of traditional on-premise systems is user accessibility. A traditional security solution requires you to grant each user from that particular location the credentials necessary to log in and view the footage. This involves time and specialized software – which for smaller multi-site businesses, is yet another aspect of video security to manage. Retail employees often have a high turnover rate, which can make adding and deleting user permissions a tedious and time-consuming task – not to mention a lot to keep track of!
Cloud VS provides a more straightforward way to grant users special permissions and manage their credentials from a centralized interface. Assign individual permissions to an unlimited amount of users and locations remotely – only giving access to those who need it.
About Alibi Cloud VS
Alibi Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, the Alibi Cloud offers 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility, and unlimited cameras, users, and locations for an entirely scalable and streamlined solution.
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