Published on 24 April, 2014
Cloudview has announced support for IP as well as analogue cameras as part of a free update to its cloud-based Video Surveillance as Service (VSaaS) solution.
“A key benefit of the cloud is the ability to deliver extra functionality at no extra cost,” says Cloudview CEO, James Wickes. “As part of our commitment to continual improvement, this update will further extend the reach of the Cloudview service allowing customers to upload and manage surveillance footage regardless of make or camera technology involved.”
Cloudview leads the way in cloud-based video surveillance with a scalable, user-friendly and affordable solution which is both easy to deploy and accessible from a browser using a notebook, tablet or smartphone anywhere in the world.
The current release enables customers with analogue cameras to upload footage simply by connecting the tiny Visual Network Adapter (VNA) to the analogue video feed. This update allows digital video from IP-based cameras to also be captured and uploaded to the cloud and in exactly the same manner, using the same VNA hardware, again, without impacting existing local monitoring and recording arrangements.
Able to work with any camera capable of MJPEG* video encoding, no special training is needed to install or configure the VNA. Simply connect it to the camera network via the integrated Ethernet port then specify the camera’s address using the built-in Web-based management interface. The VNA will immediately start sampling and uploading footage using the same scheduling technology as applied to analogue cameras.
Footage is stored in the customer’s existing Cloudview inbox with the same on-demand options available to start recording in response to movement and/or triggers from external sensors.
“This release widens the gap between Cloudview and other VSaas services.” says CEO James Wickes. “enabling customers to build scalable and comprehensive surveillance solutions, with or without a local recording infrastructure.”