CCTV is a cornerstone of home security. The
images captured can provide valuable information to help the police trace intruders.
Where those images are stored can be a weakness. If a burglar steals the recorder or SD
card the information is gone.
Many of us routinely use cloud based storage
for our documents, photos, music and other files so why not store CCTV footage in
the same way?
Kirby Home Security is partnering with
Cloudview to provide just such a service.
Visual verification is often
added to intruder alarm systems using CCTV cameras connected back to an alarm receiving
centre (ARC). Often this is implemented using the same telecoms wires as the detectors they
monitor. If those wires are
damaged or sabotaged it all goes down – alarms, cameras, the lot – a classic case of single
point of failure.
Cloudview addresses this by providing
independent visual verification of alarms using WiFi to connect to the cloud rather than
directly back to the ARC. Video can also be directed to the ARC and on-site recorders. But
cut the wires to detectors on a Cloudview monitored site and the cameras will still work,
delivering best of breed visual verification at a fraction of the price of CCTV-based
alternatives. And because it’s self-contained and independent, Cloudview can be added to any
existing intruder or hold-up alarm system.