Today’s technological landscape has seen a dramatic increase in the use of service-based offerings, whether these are software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription models, service provision using cloud-based infrastructure or hybrid solutions enhancing local systems with additional support and remote connectivity. For end users, the use of a service-based approach adds benefits and flexibility, and for integrators and installers, the options can enhance the bespoke nature of solutions and deliver recurring revenue streams. Here, with the help of Axis Communications, we consider the benefits of security-as-a-service.
Advances in security technologies are often highlighted for the benefits and added value they offer end users. While this is important, it must also be remembered that smart technology can be of great benefit to integrators too. The growth of service-based offerings, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), service provision using cloud-based infrastructure or hybrid solutions with additional support and remote connectivity can also deliver added value for those designing, specifying and implementing smart systems.
One significant change to the way businesses and organisations invest in technology has been the growth of service-based offerings. Nowhere is this more obvious than in IT. Where once companies invested heavily in hardware and software (often with a team to manage the system), today many businesses opt for software-as-a-service (SaaS). This is where software is either accessed via a cloud connection, or local installations use remote resources. End users like this model, so it makes sense to consider it for smart security systems too.