Cloud CCTV Perth

Secure your commercial property with our advanced cloud video surveillance systems. These CCTV security systems are connected to the cloud, enhancing security and monitoring capabilities by allowing centralised viewing of footage from different sites without the vulnerabilities of port-forwarding.

What Is A Cloud CCTV System?

Traditional Business Security Cameras

Traditional CCTV systems for businesses typically consist of strategically positioned cameras connected by cables to a local recorder, such as a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or NVR (Network Video Recorder), located within your business premises. This setup allows for the footage to be reviewed easily.

While remote viewing is possible via your smartphone, optimising performance and image quality depends heavily on your internet connection.

Cloud Video Surveillance

A cloud-based CCTV camera system records actual events as they happen, allowing business owners to quickly monitor CCTV footage through an easy-to-use phone and web application. Artificial intelligence options also enable you to enhance camera functionality or integrate existing cameras into the latest CCTV technology.

Benefits of Cloud-Based Commercial CCTV Systems

  • On The Go Access & Control

    The ability to view footage from CCTV cameras remotely is incredibly appealing to many business owners. This flexibility and simple accessibility also allow users to receive instant alerts for only critical events with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Multi-System Integration

    View CCTV footage, monitor access control, and check property alarms all within the same easy-to-use application, keeping an eye on security has never been easier!

  • Artificial Intelligence

    With the added bonus of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning built into some of our cloud CCTV systems, only critical events get stored and alerted, saving time, money and making sure action can be taken when required.

  • Custom Systems

    Castle Security can offer custom Cloud CCTV systems which can be built on an ad-hoc basis using Artificial Intelligence and cloud storage, opening the door to many security and safety possibilities.

  • Maintenance Support

    We will be on hand to help with all maintenance and can easily troubleshoot any issues that arise with your system, quickly and efficiently using online portals to investigate and fix the problem.

  • Reduced Costs

    Traditional commercial CCTV systems require large servers and expensive software. Storing your footage on the cloud eliminates the need for both servers and software.

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    • What is a cloud CCTV system?

      A cloud CCTV system is a security solution that stores and manages camera footage from video surveillance on remote servers accessed via the Internet. This system allows business users to view live and recorded footage from connected video surveillance cameras through any internet-enabled mobile device.

    • Can I integrate existing CCTV cameras with my new cloud CCTV system?

      Yes, many cloud CCTV systems are designed to be compatible with existing security cameras with easy setup, allowing for a cost-effective upgrade by connecting your current hardware to the cloud for enhanced features like remote access, access control and advanced analytics.

    • Are cloud security camera systems secure?

      Yes, cloud-based security camera systems employ robust security measures such as encryption, two-factor authentication, and secure cloud storage protocols to protect your video data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

    • How do I access footage on a cloud-based CCTV system?

      Store footage from a cloud CCTV camera can be accessed through a secure web portal or a dedicated app provided by the service. Users can log in from anywhere in the world to view live feeds, receive security alerts, and review recorded footage.

    • What should I consider before choosing a cloud-based CCTV system for my commercial property?

      Before choosing your new CCTV system, consider factors such as the number of cameras needed, the desired CCTV resolution, integration capabilities with other business security systems, the reliability of your internet connection, and the level of customer support offered by the provider. These factors will help ensure that the system meets your business security requirements and offers seamless operation.

    • How many cameras are needed for my business?

      The number of CCTV cameras needed for your business depends on various factors including the size and layout of your premises, key areas you want to monitor, and specific security goals. Here’s a simplified guide:

      Small Businesses: Typically, 4 to 8 cameras are sufficient for small shops or offices.

      Medium Enterprises: For medium-sized spaces like warehouses or larger retail stores, 8 to 16 cameras are usually needed.

      Large Commercial Properties: For extensive areas like shopping centers or large office complexes, 20 or more cameras might be necessary.

      For optimal coverage, consider consulting a security professional to perform a risk assessment and design a system tailored to your business needs.

    • How much storage (cloud) is recommended?

      The amount of cloud storage recommended for CCTV footage depends on several factors, including the number of cameras, the resolution at which they record, the frame rate, the amount of motion in the camera’s field of view, and how long you need to retain the footage. Here’s a basic guideline to help you determine the right amount of cloud storage:

      Number of Cameras: More cameras generate more footage, requiring more storage.

      Resolution and Frame Rate: Higher resolution and frame rates consume more storage. For example, 1080p footage requires more storage than 720p.

      Activity Levels: Cameras recording high-traffic areas will capture more movement and require more storage space than those in low-activity areas.

      Retention Period: Longer retention periods will naturally require more storage. Regulatory or operational requirements might dictate how long you need to keep footage.

      General Storage Recommendations:

      Small Systems (1-4 Cameras): For lower-resolution cameras, a few hundred gigabytes might suffice, but if using high-resolution cameras, consider starting at 1 to 2 terabytes.

      Medium Systems (5-16 Cameras): Storage needs can range from a few terabytes to 10 terabytes, depending on the above factors.

      Large Systems (16+ Cameras): Large setups often require 10 terabytes to multiple petabytes, especially if retaining high-resolution footage for extended periods.

      Storage Calculation Example:

      One 1080p Camera: Recording 24/7 at 10 frames per second could use about 60 to 180 GB of storage per month, depending on the compression and settings.

      For precise needs, you can use online storage calculators provided by CCTV manufacturers, which allow you to input your specific settings and determine the exact storage requirement. It’s also wise to consult with a security solutions provider who can assess your specific needs and recommend a tailored solution.

    • CCTV Cameras vs IP Cameras

      IP cameras, or Internet Protocol cameras, are a type of digital video camera that receive control data and send image data via the Internet. They are commonly used in surveillance systems. Unlike analog CCTV cameras that require a direct connection to a DVR (Digital Video Recorder), IP cameras connect to any network via a wired Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi connection, making them more flexible and scalable.

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