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 businesses, government 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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March 20, 2012
ControlByNet (CBN), a leader in cloud-based hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today that Georgia’s Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is using ControlByNet’s i-flashback REMOTE to monitor its facilities including remote payment stations as well as office and operational facilities.
Just south of Atlanta, the CCWA provides water services to more than a quarter of a million people with approximately 1,500 miles of water distribution pipes and another 1,400 miles of sewer conveyance pipes and storm water infrastructure The award-winning Authority is recognized as an industry leader with peers around the country visiting to learn more about its processes. ControlByNet’s i-flashback REMOTE provides CCWA with an easy to use, 100-percent browser-based application. CCWA has access to the full benefits of having their security ‘on the cloud’ including remote hosting, multi-location access (onsite, hosted or any combination) from a single web login and access on mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »
March 13, 2012
The February issue of SDM focuses on Security Cloud Computing. The article states that security cloud computing (SCC) is changing all aspects of security from how it is sold, to delivered and used to how it is valued by customers. SDM’s Industry Forecast Study found that 60 percent of dealers and integrators are offering remote video monitoring and 25 percent are offering hosted (cloud-based) video storage/viewing.
With its i-flashback solutions, ControlByNet is at the forefront of the move to the cloud and is featured on page 68 of the issue. Following is an excerpt of the article:
SCC has a long history in the residential alarm market and a bright future too, by eliminating a deal-killing capital investment and moving the video storage offsite and eliminating the risk of the DVR and contents being stolen or destroyed. One example includes ControlByNet working with a homeowner’s association. HOA members and security officers are able to view live and on-demand video from any location.
ControlByNet’s president, Ryan Strange shares, “The residential and small business markets are really understanding and adopting SCC once they learn about it. The opportunity for leveraging SCC for a few mission-critical cameras and having live, remote access is very attractive to customers.”
He anticipates that the SCC discussion will advance in the coming year as hosted and hybrid models are redefined to clearly show the benefits for channel partners and customers. “The quality of the solution will improve and channel companies will have more tools to present the benefits to customers.”
January 26, 2012
IP-based surveillance is expected to continue to grow in 2012, but could the DVR shortage help push hesitant integrators on the“cloud.” The catastrophic flooding in Thailand in August has resulted in a DVR shortage which is impacting surveillance integrators. It is estimated that the best prices for DVRs may increase more than 10 percent.
With IP-based surveillance, integrators and their clients no long have to worry that a DVR is broken or missing. At the same time, integrators can benefit from new business opportunities including offering flexible hosting solutions, enjoying recurring revenue and adding monitoring and guard station solutions. However, integrator education is still a missing piece of the puzzle.
With ControlByNet’s i-flashback solution we help integrators make the move from analog to IP easy. Our i-flashback solution allows integrators to step into the IP surveillance and hosting business slowly by having ControlByNet’s do the initial hosting. This minimizes initial investment while allowing integrators to offer their customers a hosted IP solution. As integrators grow their businesses and learn the system they are able to move the hosted cameras to their facility seamlessly with no customer interruption.
The time is now for dealers and integrators to find the right IP solution to help them take their customer to the cloud and the DVR shortage just might help some integrators make the move.
January 16, 2012
Cloud-based video surveillance continued to grow in 2011, however there are still integrators and customers hanging onto their DVRs. Beyond the challenges of having a broken or stolen DVR, this old technology limits users ability to have access to their video on the browser and device of their choice.
Many of the DVR’s out there are set to use ActiveX only which means these users can only use Internet Explorer. Some of them will accept using a Firefox browser, but looking at a recent report of ours it is clear that Internet Explorer and Firefox are leaving lots of users out. Only 39% of our visitors use Internet Explorer and even with Firefox you’re only at just over 60%. That’s a lot of people out there who couldn’t access a DVR with their preferred browser client like Safari and Chrome .
Cloud-based software like our i-flashback provides a future proof solution for customers. As we update our products our customers are also updated- seamlessly. People are upgrading faster; part of it choice and part of it the software constantly reminding them of an upgrade version available. Your security should keep up with latest technology and not be tied to current or even older technology.