What are the Advantages of Cloud for Applications That Require Multi User Access?
March 15th, 2023
When it comes to multi-user access, not all video security systems are created equal. This blog post shares three critical advantages of cloud surveillance as it applies to multi-user access applications, and how simple it is to deploy.
Cloud VS Provides Concurrent Streaming
One of the most significant limitations of traditional systems is its capability to provide streaming power for multiple users. Daycare facilities are a prime example of these accessibility restrictions. For example, a daycare that may have one hundred parents (or more) checking in on their children remotely are all being pulled for one recorder simultaneously. All those requests require bandwidth to be pulled one hundred times from that your site, which your system may not be able to support. The more locations you have, the more equipment and resources you need to upgrade to and manage.
Deploying a cloud platform means that you have the benefit of larger bandwidth and speed to support multi-user demand. Unlike a traditional security system with limited bandwidth and streaming, Cloud VS provides unlimited users and concurrent streaming from a centralized location. Cloud VS removes the burden and complexity of accessibility challenges, with a more secure solution!
Cloud VS Provides Users With a Centralized Database
One of the greatest challenges 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 New York location (and you’re in Oregon), 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. This is often a tedious process that many business owners don’t have the time to execute.
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 with multiple users, 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 Provides Unlimited User Access
Another limitation of traditional on-premise systems is user accessibility. A traditional security solution requires you to grant each user credentials necessary to log in and view the footage from that location. This involves time and specialized software, which is yet another aspect of video security to manage for smaller multi-site businesses. 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 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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