Eagle Eye takes video storage into cloud

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 23 Jan 2014

Eagle Eye Networks has unveiled its Eagle Eye Security camera video management system (VMS), with the flexibility to store video in the cloud, on premise, or any combination of the two.

"The Eagle Eye Security system is an on-demand, secure VMS that is 100% cloud-managed. It offers anytime, anywhere access to live and recorded video, provides comprehensive mobile applications, and consolidates multiple sites into a single view," explains CEO Dean Drako.

He notes that VMS solves historical obstacles to cloud deployment, such as high bandwidth consumption, security/privacy vulnerabilities and limited camera selection, through intelligent bandwidth management and complete privacy encryption, and supports a broad array of Internet protocol (IP) and analogue cameras.

"The desire for on-demand deployment, mobile viewing, instant alerts, off-premise video storage, high reliability and reduced cost of ownership - including lower infrastructure investment - has been driving companies to evaluate cloud-based video systems," says Drako.

"However, to date, excessive bandwidth requirements and security vulnerability concerns have hindered broad adoption. We have spent the last 18 months working extensively with customers to ensure our Eagle Eye cloud security camera VMS captures the full potential of the cloud and overcomes these challenges."

Drako says companies can view their live and historic video with audio from mobile devices or any major Web browsers from anywhere in the world, and businesses can set up e-mail and SMS alerts for important items spanning activity, irregular activity, motion detection, camera malfunction, system tampering and more.

"They can also easily specify appropriate permission levels for different users to view and download video. The system is Web/browser based, with role-based management, therefore, access can be given to different departments of the business for both security and operations management," Drako states.

"It can be used for traditional security and loss prevention, as well as to achieve broader operations and business goals, such as training, verifying compliance, reducing slip and fall risk, optimising product placement, store quality, raising customer service levels, and verifying operational hours."