ComputerWorld: Users turning to the channel for help with video surveillance investments

January 24, 2017

Video surveillance technology is becoming more of a necessity for small business owners as they look to protect their premises and replace analog cameras with digital alternatives.

The shift away from aging cameras to better technology that will provide images that can be used in court has been going on for a few years along with the movement by the channel to get involved with the market.

As the cameras have become networked and physical security tied in with cyber protection moves the video surveillance market has become a serious proposition for the channel.

The channel is in a strong position because according to research from Axis Communications a local reseller is likely to be the first port of call for a customer.

The firm found that 75% of small business owners would turn to IT and security resellers as their preferred route to get hold of network cameras.

The timing is also in the channel’s favor because Axis is expecting activity in the market to increase significantly as customers try to improve their security.

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DEALERS Survey: Video surveillance tech to have the biggest impact on security businesses in 2017

November 30, 2016

SOURCE: SECURITYINFOWATCH.COM

According to a recent survey conducted by Capital One, more than half (52 percent) of security industry professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming years. That’s a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly.

The growth of interconnected devices (the Internet of Things) was cited as the next most significant trend at 28 percent. The survey was conducted at the Honeywell Connect conference held in Florida earlier this month and included 123 responses from a combination of dealers, integrators and other industry professionals.

“This year has been particularly transformative for the security industry,” said John Robuck, Capital One’s Managing Director of Security Finance. “The key drivers were significant advances in technology and business model changes resulting from those advances. Video surveillance technology, along with interconnected devices, are revolutionizing the industry and delivering more sophisticated data and analytics to security companies, allowing them to update their security processes and refine their business strategies.”

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Video Surveillance Market Worth 71.28 Billion USD by 2022

September 30, 2016

Video surveillance continues to grow in the United States and worldwide according to a recent article on MarketWatch. Software component and service segment is expected to lead the video surveillance market.

The market for the service segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022. Cloud services and video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) play an important role in the video surveillance system. Software components include video analytics and video management software. Also, the use of neural networks and algorithms in the biometric surveillance system is a part of software component. The advancement in software technologies and networking services would lead the video surveillance market.

To read more

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/video-surveillance-market-worth-7128-billion-usd-by-2022-2016-09-28-13203311


ControlByNet Joins Forces with Colosseum Online Inc to Offer Cloud Video Surveillance to Small Businesses

June 28, 2016

ControlByNet, a leader in cloud-based hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today that they have joined forces with Colosseum Online Inc., a Toronto-based internet and data center service provider, to offer Colosseum’s customers a cloud-based video surveillance solution.

“By leveraging ControlByNet’s i-flashback software, we can instantly add cloud video surveillance to our current offerings for our small business customers,”’ said Jean Crescenzi, chief technology officer at Colosseum Online Inc. “We are also utilizing ControlByNet’s guard station software, ip-LookOUT, to provide a video verification service to our small business clients as an added feature.”

“ControlByNet’s video surveillance software provides another recurring revenue stream option for Colosseum Online Inc. Moving into cloud video is very simple with our software and any size organization can do it,” said Ryan Strange, president of ControlByNet LLC. “Even if cloud video isn’t your key business, hosting a few clients can provide additional recurring revenue and offering it to current customers adds a nice addition to your bottom line.”

About Colosseum Online Inc. (Colosseum.com)

Colosseum Online Inc. is a Toronto Canada full service Internet provider. It offers customers primary services such as online backups, colocation, web hosting, dedicated high speed Internet access and additional cloud services. Colosseum Online Inc. has been in business since 1994 and has grown exponentially over the years serving both retail and corporate clients around the globe. For more information, visit Colosseum.com


Summer Sun Increases Heat and Crime Wave

May 25, 2016

School’s out, pools are open and temperatures are rising. But temperatures aren’t the only thing increasing, according to the Department of Justice, crime is 10.5% more common in the summer than the winter. The Urban Institute also adds that the most targeted places “are those located in public spaces, or [areas] that are open to public view. Properties where no one has direct responsibility for the area, or those that seem less well guarded.” With people looking to enjoy the sun or beat summer boredom, clubhouses, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and parking lots are all in need of better surveillance.

Here are the Top 5 Amenity Area Problems

  1. Common Area Vandalism
  2. After Hours Swimming
  3. Neighbors Filling Up Trash Bins
  4. Chairs Thrown Into Pool
  5. Nightly Visitors in the Parking Lot

Those are just the more common problems. ControlByNet’s cameras have captured some interesing vandals, thieves and loiters in the act.

ControlByNet Cloud Surveillance Footage of Community Pool

Actual ControlByNet footage

Here are the Top 5 Amenity Problems Caught on CBN Cameras

  1. Spray Painted Bathrooms
    (Luckily video was IN THE CLOUD because the vandals looked for video to destroy but couldn’t find it!)
  2. Concrete Bags in Pool
  3. Destroyed Vending Machines
  4. Midnight Pool Party
  5. Drivers Running Gates