ControlByNet Has the Video Surveillance Solution to Combat Holiday Theft – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for Thieves

December 14, 2016

ControlByNet, a leader in cloud-based hosted video security surveillance, has a solution for businesses combating holiday theft. According to FBI findings, December is the peak month for burglaries and CNN reports that in many places, the week following Christmas has the heaviest burglary caseload.

ControlByNet’s cloud video surveillance software allows business owners to view one or multiple properties over any web browser including iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Mobile devices with a single login. Recorded digital video is immediately and safely stored offsite, safe from theft or vandalism and can be viewed 24/7.

“Businesses need a digital video surveillance system that they can depend on during the busy holiday season when incidents increase. The video needs to be clear to help identify thieves or vandals and it needs to be easily accessible,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. “Our video surveillance software provides clear digital video that can be used to identify criminals and subsequently prosecute them in court.”

Holiday Theft Prevention Tips
1. Position cameras to cover the most vulnerable and high traffic areas

2. Make sure that holiday decorations aren’t blocking the camera or causing a blind spot

3. Encourage residents to request signature upon delivery when arranging shipments

4. Leave the lights on – even if it’s just from the twinkle of a Christmas tree, lights are a deterrent

5. Ask residents about out-of-town plans – be vigilant in case of suspicious activity

6. Notify local police department for increased patrols

7. Switch dated analog surveillance to ControlByNet’s digital cloud surveillance solution

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Great Clips Franchisee Selects ControlByNet’s Cloud Surveillance to Provide Hosted Video Solution for Multiple Locations

February 5, 2014

ControlByNet announced today a multi-site Great Clips franchisee out of Austin, Texas selected ControlByNet’s i-flashback REMOTE to record video in the cloud for its locations.

With multiple locations in Texas, owner John Moore required a solution that allowed plug-and-play cameras, low bandwidth usage and most importantly single sign-on owner access for all locations yet limited manager access for single sites.  “Ease of use and accessibility are key for us since we use it for store management as much as security”, says Moore.  “The ability to have all our video safely stored online with the complete mobile access features from ControlByNet was a big plus.  Since ControlByNet is the owner and original developer of the software it gave us even more confidence in the solution.”

ControlByNet has the most flexible hosted solution on the market, allowing resellers to instantly enter the hosted video space without any upfront costs.  End-user customers can work directly with ControlByNet on a solution that is designed specifically for their needs. The i-flashback solution is a fully managed hosted video platform that has the ability to ‘attach’ to managed servers at the customer’s property if needed.  It’s the total solution for joining branch sites with hosted video to a company headquarters with an onsite system.

“While our intention is to utilize resellers to bring hosted/cloud video to the market, we will work directly with end-users until video integrators look to hosted video as a viable alternative to DVR’s”, says Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “Our main customer base for hosted and managed video has been the southeast, but as word is spreading, we’re being contacted from areas around the country, we expect 2014 to be a big year for us and hosted video.”


ControlByNet Adds Support for Dahua IP Video Surveillance Cameras to i-flashback CLOUD

December 17, 2013

ControlByNet, a leader in hosted video surveillance solutions, announced today support for Dahua IP cameras for ControlByNet’s i-flashback CLOUD software. ControlByNet’s addition of Dahua will allow entry into other markets and provide the option of branding a camera for Hosted Surveillance, its new direct-to-small business site which will be available in early 2014.

“Our focus and expertise has always been Cloud-solutions even though our customers have helped guide us into other areas” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. “Adding another low-bandwidth option will provide us with new opportunities.”

i-flashback CLOUD, ControlByNet’s onsite or hosted solution provides web-based controls for video hosting providers to manage multiple servers, users and accounts. Because of the bandwidth requirements of a CLOUD service, i-flashback operates in an onsite or offsite mode to fit the needs of the customer.

Additionally, ControlByNet’s multi-site central authentication server (CAS), allows customers to have a securely hosted CAS that not only authenticates users across all the hosted properties but connects directly with onsite managed servers for larger installations. It creates a true ‘single sign-on’ regardless of where the video is physically located. The user logs into a branded website and a customized link is presented with a list of authorized sites.


ControlByNet’s True Cloud-Based Security Provides Multi-Family Housing with Secure Footage to Fight Crime and Improve Operations

October 10, 2013

ControlByNet’s Video Surveillance Used to Help Convict Criminal on Customer’s Property

ControlByNet, (CBN), a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions, announced today continued growth of its i-flashback CLOUD in multi-family housing complexes which provides immediate storage on the cloud to help fight crime, as well as improve operations.  CBN provides its customers, both large and small, one solution that allows them to access their security on their terms – even in a courtroom such as in this criminal case. (click here)

“We continue to see growth in the multi-family housing segment.  The reliability on our surveillance whether on a desktop, laptop or mobile device has very real implications for our customers’ businesses,” said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet.  “Currently, most businesses use DVRs in surveillance and the DVR can be stolen, broken or damaged, so it does no good.  Conversely, the news is constantly showing cases of video surveillance in criminal activity and recently, the surveillance from one of our clients was a main piece of evidence in a crime and instrumental in the conviction of the criminal. However, if the video is not securely stored like it is with our i-flashback CLOUD, customers can be left without the needed evidence.”

i-flashback CLOUD enables users to view one or multiple properties over any web browser including smartphones and tablets 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.

Cloud-based surveillance assists multi-family housing in many ways including:

  • Prevent video evidence theft
  • Assist in the eviction of undesirable tenants
  • Increase in convictions of crimes on the property; secure footage reliable in court
  • Minimize costs of onsite hardware requirements
  • Prevent missing incidents due to power or equipment failure
  • Reduce on-site management
  • Backup key cameras to a primary system
  • Convert analog cameras to the cloud

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