What are the Advantages of Cloud for Applications That Require Multi User Access?

May 15th, 2020



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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"I had the Alibi system installed several years ago. It has functioned flawlessly. The image quality is exellent both night and day and in all weather conditions. I particularly like the replay (which can be set at various speeds) and zoom functions of the system. Tech support from Crimefreeliving has been excellent. I have received quick responses to questions, and timely home visits — as when I changed IP carriers and my Alibi system needed to be reset. I have recommended Crimefreeliving to several friends."

Rich

"As a small business owner here in Chico we definitely saw the need for video surveillance. After expressing our needs and concerns Tim did an excellent job getting us set up with the set up with the appropriate equipment. He really took the time to address our concerns in a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Tim for all of your business and residential video surveillance needs."

Ron H., Owner/Auto Doctor

"I have to say I love having my security cameras at my home. Tim Truby did a wonderful job of installing the five cameras. He is very neat and cleaned everything up after the installation. He explained to me how to operate the monitor, my phone and IPad. However, I have had to call Tim because I'm not tech savvy and forget what he has told me. He usually just helps me over the phone and then all is well. I'm 80 years old and enjoy the comfort of knowing I have these security cameras."

Gloria

"Tim Truby designed and installed a 32 camera system for us here at the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. We had received several other quotes from security system vendors, but Tim’s quote was the least expensive. Tim also installed the system quickly and has always been available when we needed him. We are very happy with our security camera system and we can highly recommend Tim Truby for all of your surveillance system needs."

D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Crime Free Living updated our old video system with a new 16 Channel HD Alibi Video Security System. The old system had been added onto by different installers which resulted in a cabling mess. There were cables that worked and cables that went nowhere. It was a mess. Tim sorted it all out and installed cameras that are very clear. He also installed a monitor for our cashiers to watch hidden areas, a monitor to watch the entry door, and a monitor that allows employees to watch the outside parking and gas pump area. All work was done on time and very professional! Will always recommend Tim and Crime Free Living.

S. AM PM Chico Arco Station

"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators