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Free video security guide now available

by Geny Caloisi

Eagle Eye Networks has published a free guide, the Video Security Primer’, outlining best practices for installing the correct video surveillance system for the job and improving the cost of ownership

Download the guide here.

The percentage of companies with more than one critical business application in the cloud has allegedly jumped from 60 to 90 per cent in the past 12 months. According to video management system (VMS) specialist Eagle Eye Networks, this take-up has been accelerated by the onslaught of COVID-19.

Based in Austin, Texas, US and trading globally, Eagle Eye Networks offers cloud video surveillance, addressing the needs of businesses, alarm companies, security integrators, cities, and individuals.  

The company’s cloud-managed solutions provide cloud and on-premise recording, bank-level security and encryption, and broad analogue and digital camera support – all accessed via the web or mobile applications. 

All Eagle Eye products benefit from Eagle Eye’s developer-friendly RESTful API platform. A RESTful API is an architectural style for an application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to access and use data. That data can be used for reading, updating, creating and deleting operations concerning resources.

An API for a website is code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other. The API spells out the proper way for a developer to write a program requesting services from an operating system or other application.

Thanks to the RESTful API and Eagle Eye’s Big Data Video Framework, users can access indexing, search, retrieval, and analysis of live and archived video. Eagle Eye’s open Video API has been widely adopted for integration in alarm monitoring, third party analytics, security dashboards, and point of sale system integrations.

To further help companies and installers to choose the best possible security solution, Eagle Eye released a best practices guide. The ‘Video Security Primer’ describes nine core elements that ensure businesses have the best system for their needs. This new resource outlines questions to ask and features to look for in a video management system to secure and grow your business. 

Designed especially for multisite commercial businesses that want to understand the basics and choose an optimal system, the Video Security Primer explains the top nine features of a cloud video surveillance system. It can serve as a reference for businesses of all sizes. 

The right video management system can help businesses prevent losses, improve customer service, identify and reduce liability, drive operational efficiencies, ensure compliance, and mitigate cyber threats.  

“Whether you’re trying to create a more customer-centric restaurant, efficient retail operation, safe gym environment, or healthy campus, a true cloud VMS can be paramount to your success,” said Ken Francis, President of Eagle Eye Networks. “And business owners are often pleasantly surprised by the total cost of ownership: Moving computing and video storage infrastructure to the cloud usually results in overall savings between 20 and 50 per cent compared to a typical onsite system.”

Topics included on the Video Security Primer are:

  1. What is cloud video surveillance; its costs and maintenance.
  2. Camera Flexibility 
  3. Ease of Use 
  4. Cybersecurity
  5. The total cost of ownership
  6. Bandwidth Management 
  7. Artificial Intelligence
  8. Service and support
  9. Innovation and future-proofing

It also includes pro tips such as why avoiding getting locked into individual camera manufacturers is a good idea, managing bandwidth, and more. 

Download the guide here.

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