By now, the benefits of cloud-based video should be quite clear. For starters, moving video to the cloud can reduce or even eliminate the hardware required on a customer’s premises. This not only cuts down on the cost of the hardware itself, but also the cost of maintaining and updating that hardware.
Cloud video services also allow end users to choose from a wide variety of camera brands, and scalability is simplified. Adding cameras to a system is as easy as changing a subscription or monthly fee to allow for greater storage, which is much more affordable than investing in on-site hardware, which can become an expensive proposition between the hardware itself and ongoing maintenance. Cyber security is also off the customer’s plate, as the cloud provider takes care of any updates and security patches necessary, as well as securing the data movement itself.