3 Key Benefits of Cloud vs. On-Premise Video Security Systems

February 13th, 2020



Security is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and it’s become easier than ever to incorporate video surveillance into a security plan. Making sure it meets local network security requirements, ensures video footage retention and is a long-term, cost-effective solution are important factors in your final selection. Our three-point checklist covers the key benefits of cloud vs. traditional on-premise video surveillance.

Cloud Benefit #1: Enhanced Security & Safety

Having a secure network requires constant upkeep. With a traditional system, end-users are responsible for monitoring cybersecurity threats caused by operating systems and open ports. With Alibi Cloud VS, there aren't any open ports or on-site firewalls to monitor, and software and firmware updates are automatically taken care of behind-the-scenes. Compared to on-premise security, Alibi Cloud VS offers a lower maintenance solution for staying secure.

Cloud Benefit #2: Data Redundancy

Redundancy challenges are one of the biggest security threats facing on-premise systems. Typically caused by vandalism, hardware failures or an unstable network, data loss is reduced by bringing in an IT Director or by purchasing a duplicate server. With Alibi Cloud VS, there aren't any on-site recorders to worry about or high overhead costs to manage. Your data is simply uploaded and stored off-site in a tier-4 data center with triple redundancy. Eliminating the risk of damaged equipment and lost data allows users the benefit of a high level of security that on-premise systems can’t offer.

Cloud Benefit #3: Total Cost of Ownership

One of the biggest differences between on-premise and cloud security is its total cost of ownership. With on-premise security systems, there are hardware replacements and cybersecurity updates to manage. Ongoing fees can include: router configuration, operating system backups, OS security patches, IT staff training, and video backup. These extra fees can quickly add up – costing a business more money and resources than they originally bargained on.

With Alibi Cloud VS, there’s no hardware to replace or cybersecurity upgrades to keep track of. Unlike the ongoing costs of a traditional system, Alibi Cloud VS requires just a one-time, up-front expense, along with a monthly subscription. With this comes the benefit of a fully secure surveillance system that runs on auto-pilot. From software upgrades to the total cost of ownership, cloud security is the most cost-effective option.

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 a perfectly scalable and streamlined solution.

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What Our Customers Say

"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