Global Intelligent Video Surveillance Market in the Retail Industry 2012-2016

November 20, 2013

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Intelligent Video Surveillance market in the Retail industry to grow at a CAGR of 27.12 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for better image quality. The Global Intelligent Video Surveillance market in the Retail industry has also been witnessing the increasing adoption of IP video surveillance. However, the lack of awareness about digital IVS systems and technology could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Regional Overview

TechNavio’s report, the Global Intelligent Video Surveillance Market in the Retail Industry 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Intelligent Video Surveillance market in the Retail industry landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years.

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ControlByNet Announces i-flashback CLOUD 6.2

August 15, 2013

Version 6.2 i-flashback CLOUD Release Allows ip-LookOUT Guard Station to Maximize New Features

ControlByNet, (CBN), a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today the release of i-flashback CLOUD 6.2 including a new interface design and additional management features for its cloud customers. In addition, the new i-flashback CLOUD release allows CBN ip-LookOUT customers to utilize these new features for their guard stations.  ControlByNet’s i-flashback CLOUD provides businesses with immediate storage on the cloud to help fight crime, as well as improve sales and operations.

“ControlByNet continues to focus on providing our customers with the best in true cloud-based video surveillance,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “With i-flashback CLOUD the video is always safe and secure on the cloud versus recorded locally and uploaded later to a storage device. Our newest enhancements aim to provide customers with optimum ease-of-use and flexibility.  Our goal is to allow our customers to be as proactive as possible to respond appropriately to any situation with real-time and accurate information.”

i-flashback CLOUD enables users to view one or multiple properties over any web browser through a single log-in.  With i-flashback CLOUD, recorded video is safely stored immediately off site. There is no ‘store and forward when convenient’; with i-flashback CLOUD, it is immediately safe and secure.

New features for i-flashback CLOUD version 6.2 include:

●      New interface design

●      Automated timeline for searching motion events

●      Additional management features for controlling cloud customers

●      Easy-to-use ‘Attach’ command enabling hosted servers to attach to an onsite customer server so all users and data are shared across              an organization.

ip-LookOUT is CBN’s Guard Station Monitoring Solution. As the most advanced technology in the market, it enables a single guard to monitor hundreds of IP cameras.  Motion events are displayed along with the associated videos. With a dual-screen layout, the guard also has access to every live video feed, as well as the past video events, without ever losing view of the action alerts. The application can instantly be running from any remote facility with no prior configuration allowing immediate redundancy in an emergency.  Used in combination with i-flashback CLOUD, one guard would be looking at facilities around the world no matter where the location.

Enhancements for CBN’s ip-LookOUT customers include:

●      Instant temporary region of interest override for alerts; weekend workers, late employee, etc. – allows guard to minimize false alerts

●      Enhanced motion playback to show a monochrome image separating the motion events from the background to enable tracking even         the smallest motion events


The Morphing Integrator

March 25, 2013

IP Security – Robert D. Grossman


I have noticed, and I’m sure most will agree, that over the past 20 years the electronic security industry has morphed. And, while change is good, and the whole should, in theory, be greater than the sum of its parts, in practice we’re clearly seeing gaps that I don’t believe are getting closer to being filled.

Training for converged skillsets

Today, we see many integrators that know how to hook up an IP system but can’t tell you where to put a camera, leading to extremes — huge coverage gaps or way too many cameras. We also have integrators that can put the system in but have no idea how to handle static IP addresses, port forwarding, or the other intricacies of remote access. In fact, it’s hard to find someone who is relatively well-rounded, and when you do find that person, they tend to be extremely busy and hard to pin down.

For the most part, the industry’s answer to this problem has been training. This is great in theory but difficult to implement in practice. People learn by doing, and pulling people out of the field and putting them in the classroom often gets pushed aside because of business demands. No one is running with a surplus of staff these days and training is the first thing to get kicked to the curb.

Consider supplementing training with mentoring. Putting an experienced IT person on the same team as an experienced security person is wasteful at first, but may ultimately create two well-rounded people who can pass along both skillsets to others.

And, even if the cross training isn’t completely effective, at least each person will know who to call when they get into a jam!

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Cloud-based Video Security Provides Dealers and Integrators with New Business Opportunities

April 23, 2012

Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet recently provided Security Magazine his insights on why now is the time for dealers and integrators to make the move to cloud-based video security solutions.

New Business Opportunities

Dealers and integrators can include flexible hosted solutions, recurring revenue and instant monitoring centers

  • By Ryan Strange
  • Mar 01, 2012

Security is more than just the protection of people, companies and their assets; it also is an integral part of a company’s reputation and success. In today’s tight economy, companies are looking for systems that save resources and decrease overall security and maintenance costs.

By making the move to the cloud, dealers and integrators can seize new business opportunities, including providing flexible hosting solutions, maximizing recurring revenue and entering the monitoring and guardstation market. The key feature in a true IP-based system is flexibility; anything else is a new model of the same old technology.”

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ControlByNet Announces New $10 / Month White Label Hosted Video Surveillance Package for Integrators

March 28, 2012

A recent report by IMS Research states that the cloud-based video surveillance market could exceed $1 billion in 2012. However, the report states that despite its developments pricing is a major hindrance.

ControlByNet announced today its new white label package for integrators providing them ControlByNet’s hosted video solution starting at $10 per camera per month. The 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.

“Our new white label offering allows integrators to ease into cloud-based security and focus on the core of their business and not on infrastructure. With our hosted solution, i-flashback REMOTE, we worry about the uptime, servers, bandwidth and upgrades,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. “In addition, the price per camera per month for basic recording is usually in the $25 – $35 range, so our new pricing provides a great opportunity for resellers and integrators to gain significant recurring revenue.” Read the rest of this entry »