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 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


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

ControlByNet’s Video Surveillance Solution Catches All the Action at the Atlanta Apartment Association’s 2016 Annual Trade Show

May 18, 2016

ControlByNet Offers Free Video Surveillance Security Audit

ControlByNet’s i-flashback CLOUD video surveillance security solution allows apartment managers and owners the ability to monitor one or multiple communities on the most flexible CLOUD based video surveillance system on the market. This centralized access solution for property managers and management companies provides the ability to access multiple communities with one login. ControlByNet is showcasing the i-flashback Cloud solution in booth 366 at the Atlanta Apartment Association’s (AAA) annual trade show and is offering a free video surveillance security audit ($150 value) to all Atlanta Apartment Association member communities that visit the ControlByNet booth on Wednesday, May 18th.

“Many apartment communities have high end community areas including dramatic pool areas, fitness centers, tennis courts and gathering rooms, however they are still relying on antiquated DVR video surveillance technology to secure these sites,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. “We want to help educate users on how solutions like our cloud-based offerings provide a reliable and cost-effective security solution. As part of this education process, ControlByNet is offering a free on site community video surveillance security audit to any community that visits our booth at the Atlanta Apartment Association trade show.”

ControlByNet’s multi-site, single-login i-flashback CLOUD video surveillance system provides clear live or archived digital video that is accessible at any time, from any mobile device or browser including iPad, iPhone, Android, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Additionally with no more DVR’s and the video evidence safely stored immediately off site, vandals can no longer steal the evidence.

ControlByNet catches all of the action:

  • Organization wide solution – single web sign in for multiple properties
  • View live or archived video on any device or browser including iPad, iPhone, Android, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Video securely stored offsite
  • Internet notification of offline cameras, lost connections, power or internet issues
  • Ability to slowly convert analog cameras to high definition digital cameras
  • Plug and play
  • No contracts

The AAA annual trade show is the Southeast’s largest show dedicated to the apartment industry and is also one of the largest in the country. The AAA trade show is on May 18 from 1 – 6:30pm at the Cobb County Galleria Centre, Hall C and ControlByNet will be exhibiting in booth #366.

Video Surveillance Market 2022 Growth Forecast at 16.56% CAGR Dominated by IP Video Surveillance System

March 25, 2016

A recent press release from RnR Market Research projects the commercial sector of global video surveillance market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022, while geographically, APAC is forecast to hold the highest market share and grow at a high CAGR during forecast period. Here are a few key points from the release:

The major reason for the growth in video surveillance is due to the increasing rate of security threats, criminal activities, thefts, and others. The advancements in video surveillance applications such as cloud services, network cameras, big data analytics, and other technologies have increased the scope of the video surveillance market for wider application in different sectors.

An IP video surveillance system dominates the market since the price of high-image quality-based IP cameras prices reduce and use of IP cameras dominate analog cameras. Also, the implementation of video surveillance software with IP systems is easy and the portability of storage space for data storage increases its use in all sectors. These factors are likely to grow the video surveillance market for IP systems at a high CAGR.

To read the full release

Analog or ControlByNet Digital – Which Would You Choose?

December 1, 2015

A recently recorded robbery shows three men entering a Title Loans and holding up employees. While surveillance got several angles of all three men, the quality of the footage forced police to issue this disclaimer, “Pictures of the suspects appear to show them in purple clothes…they were actually wearing black”. If you are the robbers, grainy, blurry and discolored analog images are your ally as it makes it more difficult for police to accurately identify the culprits. To see additional images of the robbery, click here>>

TruckStill 3The image of the truck shows the dramatic quality difference when using ControlByNetDigital surveillance. Not only can you clearly see the make and model of the car, you can also see the two-tone paint job and the differences in window tint.

Which would you prefer and is it time to update your video surveillance from analog to digital before you are faced with a similar dilemma?