Security Sales and Integration: Putting the Cloud to Work for Your Company

April 1, 2013

ControlByNet’s iFlashback Cloud surveillance video is stored in the cloud.  If you find the concept of the cloud to be confusing, read this article for clarification.

By Steve Russell | April 01, 2013

The cloud! More and more this term is thrown around — almost shouted out — in the media, in meetings, in IT departments. It’s everywhere. And while the cloud as a concept is used and abused in nearly every way that a word can be, one thing holds true: The cloud is an undeniably disruptive and powerful technology. And it’s here to stay.

Here’s a factoid to help put the cloud as business driver in perspective: In 2012, the cloud market was valued at more than $100 billion. According to Gartner, an IT research and advisory company, by 2016 that number is expected to double. So, how much of this soon-to-be $200 billion industry will find its way to security integrators?

For those who offer security hardware and services to homes and businesses, the benefits of cloud computing are significant. The cloud offers an abundance of new opportunities. It provides a platform to generate recurring monthly revenue (RMR). It’s a way to easily create, deploy and maintain new low-cost devices and software solutions. Above all, it’s a way to sell into organizations outside of loss prevention (LP) — including marketing, merchandising and operations — that have deep pockets and a great need to better understand their brick-and-mortar businesses.

How nice would it be to deploy a global solution … without having to lift a finger? Or to move your storage capacity from megabytes and terabytes, to something approaching the infinite?

Finding Your Way in the Cloud

The cloud is something that all of us use every day. If you use E-mail, you use the cloud. If you purchase something online, you use the cloud. In essence, the cloud is not much different than the Internet itself. It’s a pooled network of servers that provide, for all intents and purposes, convenience. The cloud offers significant computational power without requiring additional hardware.

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Wireless for Video Surveillance Security – Set to Double by 2016

March 12, 2013

ControlByNet’s iFlashBack Cloud, IP Video Surveillance, continues to grow at a rapid pace and now a report by IMS Research projects the wireless infrastructure for video surveillance is set to more than double by 2016.

IMS Research: Market for Wireless Infrastructure Gear for Video Surveillance Set to More than Double by 2016
March 2013

The global market for wireless infrastructure gear used for video surveillance applications is set to more than double from 2011 to 2016, with a significant amount of growth driven by demand for low-cost systems in emerging economies like China and India. Worldwide revenue for such equipment will soar to $705 million in 2017, up nearly 160 percent from $274 million in 2011, according to a new report published by IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). After increasing by 11 percent in 2012, growth will accelerate to 15 percent in 2013, with revenue reaching $350 million.

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ControlByNet Launches New Version of i-flashback CLOUD

February 12, 2013

i-flashback CLOUD’s True Cloud Based Video Surveillance Solution Helps Businesses Fight Crime and Improve Sales and Operations

ControlByNet (, a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions for dealers, installers, businesses and security companies, announced today its newest version of i-flashback CLOUD.  ControlByNet’s i-flashback CLOUD solution provides businesses with immediate offsite recording of video on the cloud to help fight crime, as well as improve sales and operations.

“According to recent industry stats, 2013 will be the year when IP video surveillance will finally outpace analog install revenue.  However, businesses need to understand the difference between cloud/hosted video and cloud backup,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “The difference is that cloud/hosted video surveillance is always uploaded and available on the cloud where the other stages video locally until convenient to upload to a storage device. Not understanding the difference can cost a business money and headaches if its cameras are broken or stolen before the upload or if the DVR\NVR is taken along with any proof.  With i-flashback CLOUD the video is always safe and secure on the cloud.”

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