November 30, 2016
According to a recent survey conducted by Capital One, more than half (52 percent) of security industry professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming years. That’s a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly.
The growth of interconnected devices (the Internet of Things) was cited as the next most significant trend at 28 percent. The survey was conducted at the Honeywell Connect conference held in Florida earlier this month and included 123 responses from a combination of dealers, integrators and other industry professionals.
“This year has been particularly transformative for the security industry,” said John Robuck, Capital One’s Managing Director of Security Finance. “The key drivers were significant advances in technology and business model changes resulting from those advances. Video surveillance technology, along with interconnected devices, are revolutionizing the industry and delivering more sophisticated data and analytics to security companies, allowing them to update their security processes and refine their business strategies.”
October 19, 2016
i-flashback CLOUD Increases Reseller Recurring Revenue by 30%
ControlByNet, a leader in cloud-based hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today the upcoming release of its latest i-flashback CLOUD platform which includes four major upgrades to better meet the needs of the customer. The ControlByNet i-flashback solution provides software that allows resellers to quickly and easily offer a hosted video surveillance solution to customers, creating an additional opportunity to increase monthly recurring revenue by 30%.
“This is a major release for us and we feel it’s important to continue to provide resellers a true cloud option,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. “There’s so much confusion over true cloud providers versus those using the word cloud for marketing purposes. Cloud video surveillance should record the video events directly to the cloud instead of storing it temporarily onsite where it can be compromised or damaged. Our goal is to educate the customer so they understand the difference.”
ControlByNet’s latest i-flashback web-based platform introduces a completely redesigned web interface to better meet the needs of customers as well as simplify access for mobile devices. Additional features include:
- motion trigger highlighting and inverse image coloring to more accurately find an event in complicated scenes
- direct access to SD card video archives through a cloud-based timeline, which eliminates the need to access the video from each individual camera
- management features which enable resellers to more quickly analyze a customer’s camera status and the impact on the system
“We have tested our software in live environments operating as our own small integrator with over 2500 managed and cloud-hosted cameras and believe we are in prime position to partner with resellers striving to produce more recurring monthly revenue,” states Strange. ControlByNet has also provided a new website, www.cbncloudsurveillance, that details more of the reseller side of the platform in addition to its current www.controlbynet.com site.
September 30, 2016
Video surveillance continues to grow in the United States and worldwide according to a recent article on MarketWatch. Software component and service segment is expected to lead the video surveillance market.
The market for the service segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Cloud services and video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) play an important role in the video surveillance system. Software components include video analytics and video management software. Also, the use of neural networks and algorithms in the biometric surveillance system is a part of software component. The advancement in software technologies and networking services would lead the video surveillance market.
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July 22, 2016
Security System News ran a recent article sharing information from market research firm Parks Associates. Parks is predicting that an increase in smart home controllers will help drive the increased adoption of home security systems—moving the penetration rate of home security systems past the 20 percent mark up to 26 percent by 2020.
Parks Associates estimates that by 2020 more than 50 percent of U.S. broadband households will have a smart home controller, up from 13 percent in 2015, and 24 percent will have an IP camera, up from just under 10 percent in 2015.
In addition to the dramatic increase in smart home controllers, unit sales of IP cameras will reach nearly 6 million in 2016, including 3.2 million first-time sales. By 2017, the number of replacement or additional IP camera sales will exceed the number of first-time sales, according to Parks.
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June 28, 2016
ControlByNet, a leader in cloud-based hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today that they have joined forces with Colosseum Online Inc., a Toronto-based internet and data center service provider, to offer Colosseum’s customers a cloud-based video surveillance solution.
“By leveraging ControlByNet’s i-flashback software, we can instantly add cloud video surveillance to our current offerings for our small business customers,”’ said Jean Crescenzi, chief technology officer at Colosseum Online Inc. “We are also utilizing ControlByNet’s guard station software, ip-LookOUT, to provide a video verification service to our small business clients as an added feature.”
“ControlByNet’s video surveillance software provides another recurring revenue stream option for Colosseum Online Inc. Moving into cloud video is very simple with our software and any size organization can do it,” said Ryan Strange, president of ControlByNet LLC. “Even if cloud video isn’t your key business, hosting a few clients can provide additional recurring revenue and offering it to current customers adds a nice addition to your bottom line.”
About Colosseum Online Inc. (Colosseum.com)
Colosseum Online Inc. is a Toronto Canada full service Internet provider. It offers customers primary services such as online backups, colocation, web hosting, dedicated high speed Internet access and additional cloud services. Colosseum Online Inc. has been in business since 1994 and has grown exponentially over the years serving both retail and corporate clients around the globe. For more information, visit Colosseum.com