FLIR Introduces Its Cloud™ Services Platform, RMR Opportunities for Dealers
From FLIR Systems Inc., Portland, Ore., comes FLIR Cloud™, described by the company as an easy-to-use cloud-enabled service platform that offers instant remote access to FLIR security products using a smartphone/tablet (iOS/Android™), PC or Mac. FLIR Cloud services carry a range of exciting benefits, not only for the end-user, but for dealers as well, the company said.
FLIR Cloud ensures reliable connectivity with a quick and simple three-step setup process, according to the company. Simply download the free FLIR Cloud mobile app, scan the QR code on the FLIR system, and enter a personalized password. Remote access through FLIR Cloud is achieved using a unique Device ID encoded onto each system. FLIR Cloud servers locate the security system on the Internet using the Device ID and perform a secure handshake between the FLIR system and the viewing device.
FLIR Cloud soon will offer a unified set of services to keep users informed of what is happening at all times, and offers cost-effective solutions for expanding one’s surveillance capabilities. Users can purchase additional Cloud recording storage to complement the hard drive on their recording unit. Other service applications will include cloud video activity synopses and mobile alerts, scheduled backups to offsite cloud servers, smart video analytics, and remote playback of video stored in the cloud.
Dealers who upgrade customers to premium FLIR Cloud services will accumulate recurring monthly revenue (RMR) as commission for cloud services purchased by their customers. Promoting and installing FLIR IP and analog products with FLIR Cloud services creates opportunities for dealers to build their RMR stream. A FLIR Cloud Web portal will allow security professionals to monitor their customers’ activity with information on purchased Cloud service subscriptions.
The DNR400 Series NVR will be the first of many future offerings from FLIR to support its Cloud-service platform, beginning in July 2014. For information, visit www.flirsecurity.com/pro.