Advantages of IP Cameras with Cloud Storage
At Otter Video we have incorporated into our IP cameras the ability to record everything that happens in front of the lens in the cloud. Our cameras automatically upload footage when they detect movements or sounds. Having these recordings in the cloud generates great advantages compared to traditional video surveillance systems and today we are going to tell you about them.
- Remote Access: IP cameras with cloud storage allow for remote access and viewing of recorded footage from anywhere with an internet connection.
- Scalability: The cloud storage solution is scalable, allowing for the addition of cameras and storage as needed.
- Reliability: Cloud storage provides a reliable and secure backup solution for important footage, protecting against data loss in case of camera damage or theft.
- Easy to Use: IP cameras with cloud storage often come with user-friendly apps and interfaces, making setup and use simple and convenient.
- Cost-effective: Cloud storage eliminates the need for local storage devices, such as DVRs or NVRs, reducing the overall cost of a surveillance system.
- No Maintenance: Cloud storage eliminates the need for regular maintenance and upgrades of local storage devices, freeing up time and resources.
Automatic recording and access to the archive from anywhere in the world
Our IP cameras upload all the video clips to the cloud, so you can remotely access and see everything that is happening or happened on your property from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection. But what if the camera loses connection to the internet? Nothing happens, you can still access the latest recordings that have been uploaded to the cloud since those files will never be lost.
Protection against equipment theft and accidents
In the hypothetical case that someone breaks into your house, it is not at all unreasonable that the first thing thieves are going to do is go for the camera and disconnect or destroy it so that you cannot access the footage. But, having automatic recording in the cloud, it does not matter that criminals take or destroy the camera, since everything that the device captured until its last moment in operation has already been uploaded to the cloud. Most likely, the faces of the criminals have already been registered.
The same happens in case of fire or a natural disaster, by not having stored anything in the IP camera itself, you will not lose anything that has happened in your home or business, and you will be able to see in detail what has happened. This type of evidence is often very important in speeding up insurance company investigations and consequently damage insurance payments.
Privacy of already recorded videos
If you save the video clips on the micro SD card that some IP cameras incorporate, any malicious person could view and copy these video clips just by having physical access to the camera. But if your camera uploads the videos to the cloud, these people need to have your credentials to be able to access the platform of your service provider to see all the recordings. We’re not saying this is impossible, but it’s definitely a lot more difficult than just physically accessing the camera’s memory card.
We would be lying if we told you that cameras with video recording in the cloud only have advantages and that is why here, to finalize this blog post, we want to comment on a small disadvantage: they will always have to have Internet access, in case they lose that connection either via cable or Wi-Fi, they will not be able to upload the video clips to the cloud. You will always depend on the Internet connection. However, we are convinced that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and that is why we are here to offer you the best cameras and the best video surveillance platform.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts will get back to you shortly.