Smarter Storage: How Cloud Video Surveillance Provides On-Demand Scalability

April 26th, 2020



In today’s fast-moving, security-sensitive climate, businesses require a scalable system to support the needs of their growing business. Whether data back-up is required by law, or solely for risk-mitigation, cloud video surveillance solves many data retention challenges typically found with on-premise systems. In this blog post, we’re going to share how cloud security can provide businesses with a higher capacity, flexibility, and cost-effective storage solution.

Cloud VS Solves Compliance Concerns

Insufficient back-up of your data can result in a compliance violation. For example, business owners in the cannabis industry must provide 24/7 surveillance with at least 40 days’ worth of storage. If the recorder is damaged from a break-in, or the hard drive fails, the price of data loss is significant. In an extreme case, it can result in fees, jail time, and possibly cause a business to shut down.

Alibi Cloud VS provides a smarter way to store your data evidence. Because it's stored off-site featuring triple redundancy, you always have a secure back-up in place. As a fully scalable security system, simply increase or decrease your storage to meet compliance demands, and only pay for what you need.

Cloud VS Offers Multi-Site Storage Flexibility

Traditional security systems may seem like an affordable option at first glance, but over time causes limitations. Because on-premise systems come with fixed storage capacity, adding more storage requires additional servers for each new location. In some cases, you may need to upgrade to a whole new system altogether. This can lead to a costly and resource-heavy endeavor.

Cloud VS removes the burden of multi-site storage with a cost-effective hands-off approach. Unlike traditional security systems that require equipment for each site, Cloud VS eliminates the need for expensive equipment from the get-go. Once you deploy the camera-to-cloud solution, your data is uploaded directly from your camera to our off-site data center. Increase up to 25 cameras at a time from a centralized interface, and scale up with unlimited users and storage.

Cloud VS Protects Data Storage Assets

Business owners face a multitude of data threats. This can include everything from inventory loss due to disgruntled or careless employees to shoplifters to network failure. In today’s world, a security system must have sufficient back-up to preserve and store data. With a traditional system, this often requires an IT team to set up and maintain a RAID storage array to back-up your mission-critical video evidence.

Alibi Cloud VS provides a convenient way to stay secure with on-demand, storage scalability. With Cloud VS, you have the flexibility of unlimited storage and the ability to scale up or down at any time. Whether data back-up is required by law, or solely for risk-mitigation, Alibi Cloud VS eliminates data retention limitations typically found on on-premise systems, with one cost-effective solution.

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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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

images Certifications & Training

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