Clayton County Water Authority Leverages ControlByNet’s Hosted Solution to Streamline Security and Save Resources

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 »


ControlByNet Integrates Axis One-Click Service with i-flashback REMOTE

November 10, 2011

Faster and Easier Installation of IP Cameras for Integrators and Installers 

Atlanta – November 10, 2011 – ControlByNet, (CBN), a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today the addition of the Axis One-Click Service to its hosted surveillance solution, i-flashback REMOTE.  The addition of Axis’ One-Click Service simplifies IP camera installation by allowing users to seamlessly connect Axis network cameras to i-flashback REMOTE regardless of Internet service provider, firewall settings or routers.

“We’ve been asked by many of our smaller customers and integrators how to make the 2-6 camera installations a little easier.  With the Axis One-Click service we can provide our smaller customers with a configuration free IP camera installation,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “Integrators now have a faster and easier install and connection to our i-flashback REMOTE solution, whether we’re hosting it for them or they’re hosting it in-house.  Just plug the camera in and it will connect directly to our hosted solution.”

CBN’s “no DVR-needed” product offerings include i-flashback LOCAL, i-flashback REMOTE and ip-LookOUT. i-flashback is an easy to use, 100-percent browser-based application installed as either an onsite solution, remotely hosted solution or any number of combinations.  Both software solutions allow users to manage hundreds of remote cameras from a single browser; including Internet Explorer, Firefox, as well as the growing number of connected devices including Windows Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.  i-flashback REMOTE, the hosted solution, provides web-based controls for hosting providers to manage multiple servers, users and accounts.

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ControlByNet provides the most advanced adaptable hosted and managed IP-based surveillance solution on the market.  ControlByNet’s advanced software is the cornerstone for the new security surveillance business model. By leveraging Software as a Service (SaaS), CBN’s solution integrates seamlessly across its products creating limitless installation scenarios.  The hierarchal nature of the software allows a single log-in with multiple levels of access from any (Internet) location which leverages existing enterprise resources.  With years of development, their software solution is flexible, future-proof and designed to lead the industry.  Product offerings include i-flashback LOCAL and REMOTE and ip-LookOUT, its guard monitoring application.  While the i-flashback interface is as simple to use as a nanny cam, both versions of the software are sophisticated enough to manage hundreds of remote cameras from a single browser; including Internet Explorer, Firefox or even an iPhone or iPad. They primarily use AXIS for remotely hosted cameras but will expand to others as manufacturers provide IP cameras that are deemed highly efficient on the network. For more information, visit


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Grabbing a Portion of the Untapped IP Video Surveillance Market

October 5, 2011

According to a recent article, the video surveillance market is a $10 billion industry yet only 25 percent of the market uses IP-based technology.  The article goes on to say,  “The physical security market might just be the last industry to leave the analog age, but as more security directors and law enforcement personnel understand the true power of IP —much better image quality, functionality, scalability, and overall total cost of ownership—more companies are making the transition from analog to IP-based surveillance solutions. Industry experts predict that by 2014 up to 50 percent of the market will be IP-based. Now is therefore the time to add network video surveillance to your solutions repertoire and grab a share of this exploding market.”

ControlByNet  is seeing this firsthand with a vast majority of its inquiries coming from information technology companies not currently providing a security solution.

  • Approximately  70% of inquiries regarding CBN’s solutions are coming from information technology companies versus security companies.
  • Of those, 50% have never dealt with security at all but see it is a valuable added service to existing customers.
  • Many of these new entrants into security believe they will be offering a service that, if they had not offered, the customer would likely not be looking elsewhere for video surveillance.

ControlByNet works closely with all of its clients to make the move to IP as easy and effective as possible.   CBN provides the following to help all of its clients with the move to cloud-based IP.

– Provide live demos as needed to help them understand the interaction of security with technology

– Provide a partner portal that helps them market and sell the solutions

– Provide a detailed knowledge-base to guide them through installations and configurations

– Have and IT support expert on call to assist with the nuances in merging IP-networks with security


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Leveraging the Cloud For Video Surveillance Solutions

August 4, 2011

In today’s Internet-enabled world, businesses need to utilize the public network infrastructure for their video surveillance needs.  Many organizations assume cloud-based technology consists of data stored on someone else’s servers sitting in a data center.  However the cloud is not a box sitting in a rack, it is a network communications backbone that enables technology to work in new ways.

In the past, video surveillance focused on digital video recorders sitting onsite in a closet or underneath a monitor.  While digital cameras are certainly in the mix now, analog cameras are still popular with an older generation of cctv installers.  The learning gap tends to scare many installers from making the jump to more advanced solutions.

However, there are many new experts in the video surveillance field that utilize technology to provide much more complete and effective solutions.  A recent study by Lusax, a research group at Lund University in Sweden, found that the installation of a mid-sized IP video surveillance system costs less than installing a corresponding analog system.  These solutions don’t stop at a box in the closet but expand to multiple options for the business.

The importance of thoughtful planning of a video surveillance system cannot be overlooked.  Decisions today will still be impacting the solution for years to come.  Consider not only the initial needs of the solution but also where the system will be in 5 years.

ControlByNet’s white paper:  Leveraging the Cloud for Video Surveillance Solutions: From the Small Business to the Enterprise Organization outlines multiple IP security scenarios and how they may benefit an organization.  The full white paper can be downloaded at Report: Network video product sales to surpass analog in 2014

July 27, 2011

While the market continues to meet  some resistance from installers, recent reports continue to indicate that the tide is turning and that networked video solutions will surpass analog equipment in the near future.

Report: Network video product sales to surpass analog in 2014

Transition of enterprise users to network video, increasing price competition cited as factors

Updated: 07-21-2011 8:27 am

According to a new report from UK-based market research firm IMS Research, sales revenues from network video products are expected to surpass analog equipment in 2014. However, in terms of shipments, analog cameras are expected to continue to outsell network cameras.

The report, “The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment – 2011 Edition,” estimates that the world market for video surveillance equipment in 2010 achieved growth in excess of 10 percent from 2009. This growth was attributed largely to sales of network video equipment.

“Whilst the global analog video surveillance equipment market was relatively depressed in 2010, the network video surveillance market has continued grow almost three time as fast as the total market in 2010, over 30 percent,” IMS Research Senior Analyst and report author Gary Wong said in a statement. “If the Chinese analog video surveillance equipment market was removed from the equation, both the EMEA and the Americas analog markets contracted in 2010.”

In addition, the report cites two key factors for the anticipated decline of the analog market – the transition of enterprise users to network video solutions and increasing price competition in the mid-to-low tier of the analog market.

IMS says that the growth of network video surveillance continues to be bolstered by government stimulus-funded projects, as well as increasing market penetration by higher-value IP video products such as HD cameras.