ControlByNet Keeps Flowers Crossing Homeowners Associations Safe and Secure — on the Cloud

April 23, 2013

ControlByNet, a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today its work with the Flowers Crossing Community in providing a long-term security solution that helps them protect their property, as well as minimize day-to-day security worries.  Just in time for pool season, the addition of ControlByNet’s i-flashback CLOUD allows HOA board members and property managers the ability to monitor the community with a unified, cloud-based, hosted video surveillance solution.  It also provides a centralized access solution for property managers and management companies to put multiple communities under one ‘umbrella’.

“For the last four years we have provided Flowers Crossing with a solution that includes no video storage onsite, email alerts when problems arise and nothing for vandals to steal, deterring malicious vandalism while providing residents with a greater sense of security,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “ControlByNet provides HOAs like Flowers Crossing with a solution that helps them protect the property, as well as minimize the day-to-day security worries.”

Flowers Crossing Community has worked closely with ControlByNet to develop a solution to protect their property and deter vandalism.  Located in a quiet suburb of Atlanta, the community of Flowers Crossing began seeing incidents, from both its residents and unwanted visitors, including spray painted doors and tennis screens, late-night swimming and horseplay, throwing chairs and concrete bags in the pool, loitering into all hours of the night and even breaking into the clubhouse and pool areas.

The HOA board began looking at options to stop the behavior, primarily a video surveillance solution that could be accessed from anywhere including board members’ homes and offices and by the police.  One of the most important requirements of the solution was the need for the video to be recorded off of the property.  The vandals already proved they could break into the pump-rooms and the clubhouse, so what was to stop them from simply following the camera cable and walking out with the evidence.

Flowers Crossing has two amenity areas, each with a pool and tennis courts.  ControlByNet installed four Axis Communications cameras at each area.  Using its i-flashback CLOUD video surveillance solution, ControlByNet provided Flowers Crossing with a result that left only cameras and a network switch at the locations.  Using IP, or digital, cameras allows the community to have everything off site as well as higher quality images than analog cameras provide.  The software also allows the two locations to appear as one for all the viewers; allowing quick access to review video archives or see live video at any time.

i-flashback CLOUD enables HOAs like Flowers Crossing to view one or multiple properties or areas over any web browser through a single log-in.  With i-flashback CLOUD, recorded video is safely stored immediately off site. There is no ‘store and forward when convenient’; with i-flashback CLOUD, it is immediately safe and secure.

Cloud-based surveillance provides businesses with many advantages including:

●              Prevent Video Evidence Theft

●              Minimize Costs of Onsite Hardware Requirements

●              Reduce On-Site Management

●              Backup Key Cameras to a Primary System

●              Convert Analog Cameras to the Cloud

“The ControlByNet solution has provided us with valuable information and helped cease the reckless activity. Once word got out that we were on ‘candid camera’ and that the video was all off site things really settled down,” said Lance Graves, Flowers Crossing HOA board member.  “In addition, we have been able to continue to improve our system with little to no extra costs over the last four years.  We have also seen benefits beyond security. We now use the system to check on lifeguards, pool service and ground maintenance workers and the board can do this from anywhere with an Internet connection.”


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December 25, 2012

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TerraCloud Inc Now Offers i-flashback REMOTE, ControlByNet’s Cloud-based Hosted Video Solution

June 21, 2012

ControlByNet (CBN), a leader in cloud-based hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today the addition of TerraCloud Inc. as a new integrator for CBN’s i-flashback REMOTE. ControlByNet’s i-flashback REMOTE, one of the most advanced hosted solutions on the market, provides web-based controls for video hosting providers and enterprise customers to host video across multiple servers, users and accounts.

Based in Central Floridaand serving customers across the country, TerraCloud provides IT solutions for small businessesgovernment agencies, and Fortune 500 enterprises. TerraCloud is now offering i-flashback REMOTE to customers in the Central Florida area including metropolitan Orlando and the surrounding counties ofOrange, Seminole,Lake, Brevard, Volusia and Osceola.

“TerraCloud has joined the increasing number of IT integrators taking advantage of the fast growing IP-video surveillance market.  A recent industry report expects 2013 to be the tipping point for analog to IP and found that IT integrators are a leading force in this transition,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “TerraCloud realized the potential savings for its customers by offering our hosted video solution. In addition, by choosing ControlByNet’s software solution versus a specific camera manufacturers solution they are providing their customers with added flexibility and not locking them into a specific brand forever.”

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Cloud-based Video Security Provides Dealers and Integrators with New Business Opportunities

April 23, 2012

Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet recently provided Security Magazine his insights on why now is the time for dealers and integrators to make the move to cloud-based video security solutions.

New Business Opportunities

Dealers and integrators can include flexible hosted solutions, recurring revenue and instant monitoring centers

  • By Ryan Strange
  • Mar 01, 2012

Security is more than just the protection of people, companies and their assets; it also is an integral part of a company’s reputation and success. In today’s tight economy, companies are looking for systems that save resources and decrease overall security and maintenance costs.

By making the move to the cloud, dealers and integrators can seize new business opportunities, including providing flexible hosting solutions, maximizing recurring revenue and entering the monitoring and guardstation market. The key feature in a true IP-based system is flexibility; anything else is a new model of the same old technology.”

Click here to check out the full article: http://security-today.com/articles/2012/03/01/new-business-opportunities.aspx


ControlByNet Announces New $10 / Month White Label Hosted Video Surveillance Package for Integrators

March 28, 2012

A recent report by IMS Research states that the cloud-based video surveillance market could exceed $1 billion in 2012. However, the report states that despite its developments pricing is a major hindrance.

ControlByNet announced today its new white label package for integrators providing them ControlByNet’s hosted video solution starting at $10 per camera per month. The new pricing offers integrators the ability to immediately offer a cloud-based or hosted video surveillance option to small businesses and opportunity to greatly increase recurring revenue.

“Our new white label offering allows integrators to ease into cloud-based security and focus on the core of their business and not on infrastructure. With our hosted solution, i-flashback REMOTE, we worry about the uptime, servers, bandwidth and upgrades,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. “In addition, the price per camera per month for basic recording is usually in the $25 – $35 range, so our new pricing provides a great opportunity for resellers and integrators to gain significant recurring revenue.” Read the rest of this entry »