Ever since the cloud has been used to seamlessly store footage, security companies have been encouraging their clients to use it. Despite this, many businesses have been hesitant to upgrade their security systems from a traditional air-gapped network video recorder (NVR) to cloud-based. As these familiar systems still did the job and functioned, there was little incentive to make the change to new technology.
Some concern continues to remain around the risks of cyber security from using the cloud. With this uncertainty, it’s useful to discuss how cloud based security compares to traditional NVR/DVR systems for securing a business.
The Failings of Traditional Systems and How Cloud-Based Systems are More Secure
Pre-pandemic, almost all businesses used NVR or digital video recorder (DVR) systems. And yet, there were obvious limitations and impracticalities to this system for securing businesses. These include:
Cloud-based security offers several advantages over NVR/DVR systems that make switching an easy decision. This was especially applicable during the pandemic when the majority of the workforce moved to remote work. The benefits of moving to the cloud include and are not limited to:
Cloud Technology Leading the Way to a Secure Future
Security concerns all but disappear with cloud-based technology. The ease in updating, patching, and monitoring give it a huge advantage over traditional NVR and DVR systems. The culture of risk avoidance it installs in businesses using the cloud is not to be understated. We live in an uncertain world and yet cloud-based video surveillance is the most effective at keeping the system operational and businesses as secure as possible.