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Key Considerations When Moving to a Cloud-Based Surveillance Solution

Published: 26 June 2018

ID: G00358591

Analyst(s): Nick Ingelbrecht , Santhosh Rao


Ease of management is driving I&O leaders to evaluate cloud-based video surveillance solutions. I&O leaders need to tread with caution and understand the pros and cons before moving to a cloud-based video surveillance as a service solution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Invest in a Cloud-Based Surveillance Platform to Simplify Surveillance Infrastructure and Avoid Significant Upfront Software Licensing Costs
  • Choose Hybrid VSaaS Architectures to Optimize Bandwidth Costs and Address Availability Requirements
    • Cloud-Only VSaaS
    • Hybrid Cloud VSaaS
    • Cloud-Based Surveillance Management
  • Choose Providers That Offer APIs or Plug-Ins to Minimize Interoperability Issues With Other Components of Physical Security

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