ControlByNet Helps Keep Businesses Safe, Merry and Bright This Holiday Season

November 20, 2012

ControlByNet Announces “Dash the DVR: Take it to the Cloud: Five Reasons to Make the Move”

 ControlByNet, a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions for dealers, installers, businesses and security companies, announced today “Dash the DVR: Take it the Cloud: Five Reasons to Make the Move” to help retailers and other small businesses this holiday season. ControlByNet’s i-flashback provides businesses with alerts and secure video to help fight crime, as well as improve sales and operations.

“The FBI reports nearly 400,000 burglaries between November and December each year.  Lucky for retail outlets and police departments, no longer are businesses relying solely on analog DVRs which can become ‘victims’ of crimes themselves as thieves destroy or steal them,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “Hosted cloud-based video surveillance allows businesses and retail outlets to monitor their stores from anywhere on any Internet connected device.”

Dash the DVRs: Take it to the Cloud: Five Reasons to Make the Move

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Network video products to overtake analog in 2013

June 18, 2012

IMS Research forecasts sales of network video products to overtake analog in 2013

According to IMS Research, 2013 will be the tipping point for when sales of network video surveillance equipment overtake analog.

A recently published report by the market research firm, “IP Trends in Security – A Survey of Systems Integrators and Installers,” found that 80 percent of North American systems integrators and installers currently purchase some IP-based surveillance equipment from IT distributors. This is expected to increase to 90 percent over the next three years.

“The arrival of IP-technology has instead bought its own questions, and simultaneously changed the shape of the market place,” IMS wrote in a statement. “With the emergence of IP-based technology, IT distributors and IT integrators are now, increasingly, competing with traditional security distributors and security integrators.”

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The Real Cloud Security Is Out There

May 9, 2012

A recent Security Director News article entitled, “Will the real cloud security please stand up?” provided a good analysis of the current cloud-based marketplace. As we work with our customers we often encounter confusion over the terms cloud-based, hosted and IP-based security.

We found the article’s description to be a good overview. The article states:
“So, where are the real cloud applications? By category, the biggest emerging crop is in video surveillance, variously known as hosted video or Video Software as a Service (VSaaS).
Many of these are true cloud applications because they are:
a) hosted;
b) multi-tenant, supporting numerous customers in a single instance;
c) massively scalable;
d) sold per-camera-per-month as a metered service.”

As a provider of a true cloud-based video security surveillance solution that is in fact, 100 percent hosted, multi-tenant, scalable and sold per-camera-per month, we agree that education is the key to ensuring customers are receiving a true cloud-based solution and not a repackaged software solution with new new marketing .

The article also states:”For those of us in the cloud business, it is our job to provide leadership, clear away confusion, and help them along.”

We have thousands of cameras already in the field providing security and business benefits to recyclers, homeowners associations,  retail stores, apartment and office complexes, restaurants and more.  We work with our clients daily to ensure our solution is meeting their current needs while also prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. Our goal is to provide our customers, both large and small, one integrated solution that allows them to access their security on their terms and device of choice.

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Security on the Cloud: A Bright Spot for Integrators

April 30, 2012

The SSI’s seventh annual Systems Integration Study echoes what we have been telling our integrators and potential new integrators – the time is now to make the move to the cloud

A recent article entitled “Cloud Brightens Integrator Outlook; Cloud-based, or hosted, services are among several newer technologies leading security integrators out of the recession” discusses the survey and the possibilities for integrators including the following:

“However, the impact of newer and cloud-based technologies along with their promise of future growth is also prominent. Almost 40 percent of integrators are offering managed access control and averaging 15-percent growth in those services. But video continues to be the industry’s shining beacon. Highlights include 30-percent growth in IP camera sales; a 37-percent gain in megapixel devices; and 38 percent of projects now feature VMS- and/or PSIM-based solutions.”

From our recently launched $10 a month/private label product to our ongoing consulting with our integrators, we work with them every step of the way.   Our 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.

Some of the benefits we provide our installers include:

  • Central User Authentication across multiple servers
  • No Contracts!
  • ‘Quick-View’ technology provides status of all accounts, cameras, disk storage and bandwidth per account or camera
  • Central licensing per server allows camera limits as well as GB limits per account
  • Integrates authentication with onsite servers…..still single hosted login regardless of server location
  • Not tied into a single camera manufacturer; as other manufactures provide viable solutions, we’ll support them
  • Runs on Windows Architecture…….all in one package; no database or web server software required


As integrators look to make the move to the cloud, education is a key component. We aim to provide all of our clients both large and small with the resources to succeed.  As integrators look for a solution they need to find the right partner that will help them easily and successfully make the move to the cloud.

The full article from Security Sales and Integration can be found here:

SDM: Cloud Computing

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 Solutions

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.”

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