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WebeyeCMS: video surveillance as a service

by Benchmark Magazine

The growth of cloud-based services has accelerated significantly in recent years, and for good reason. Businesses and organisations have embraced the technology across a number of their core activities, and it makes sense for them to also consider the use of cloud-based services when protecting their people, premises and assets.

Cloud-based services, such as VSaaS (video surveillance as a service) are cost-effective and efficient. Users do not need to make a significant investment in servers and complex infrastructure, and integrators and installers do not have to spend time on-site, configuring and maintaining IT resources. Additionally, users do not have to pay licensing fees, nor do they need to focus the efforts of their IT department on balancing the load of video streams with core and often critical business operations. Additionally, integrators and installers are freed from installing upgrades and patches on all machines.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for many businesses. With a professional, credible cloud-based service provider, many of the security needs will be managed remotely, allowing the customer to focus on what they’ve invested in: protection for their site.

Webeye offers webeyeCMS, a VSaaS product which has been designed to be straightforward, easy to configure and use, and cost-effective. There is no need for software installations, server hardware or specialist infrastructure installations. The system can manage data from video surveillance systems along with alarm data, creating a seamless solution that provides efficient and credible protection.

When an alarm incident is detected, the alarm data and video footage are transmitted to the webeyeCMS platform. To ensure vital data is captured, the cloud service processes the data and ensures load balancing. The data is securely stored on several servers, making certain that should an outage occur, the important video evidence is retained.

Once the alarm information and video footage has been processed, notifications are sent to all authorised stakeholders simultaneously, and these are repeated until acknowledged by an authorised user. The notifications include a video clip, giving visual verification of the alarm cause, and forms the basis for a request of police response.
To ensure the reliability of notifications, Webeye has developed PADARC. This uses multiple methods to deliver notifications, ensuring alarms aren’t missed. The service is scalable, supporting numerous recipients.

An optional extra service comes in the form of Calipsa, which is a false alarm filtering platform. When an alarm event occurs, the images are analysed by Calipsa using the latest machine learning technologies. The footage is analysed and object recognition applied to ensure the video contains human or vehicular activity. If valid targets are detected, a notification appears in webeyeCMS to allow prioritisation of verified notifications.

The webeyeCMS GUI is customisable and can be adapted to meet the needs of any application, ensuring the user finds using the solution intuitive and fast.

To ensure the highest levels of flexibility, webeyeCMS can be deployed without a contract, on a rolling basis. Not only does this pay-as-you-go approach suit end users, but they can also interact with their system via any network-connected PC, smartphone or tablet. For integrators and installers, it delivers recurring revenue via a platform which is simple to configure and manage.

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