Does your enterprise currently use an on-premise or cloud surveillance system?

On-site security systems don't overload network bandwidth, but they're difficult to access remotely and securely. In contrast, cloud-based surveillance systems are readily accessible from any location or device, but they can consume a massive amount of bandwidth.

So what's the right answer for your organization? There's actually a third option called hybrid cloud surveillance that offers the best of both worlds- low bandwidth consumption, remote access, and ultimate security.

NVR, DVR, and IP Security Weaknesses

The security of video surveillance systems has become a growing concern over the past few years. Hundreds of NVR, DVR, and IP surveillance systems have proved vulnerable to hacking.

Security camera brands ranging from Night OWL and Hikvision to Pulnix and Novo have become victims of hacking attacks. A simple query on Shodan shows that there are more than 65,000 vulnerable DVR cameras around the world.

What makes hybrid security systems stand apart from NVR, DVR, and IP Systems?

Hybrid Cloud Surveillance: A Unique Solution For the Future

The cloud is commonly perceived as an insecure environment because cloud security cameras are subject to single-points-of-failure in network outages. A hybrid cloud solution is so much different because it stores HD video footage on both a solid-state drive within the camera and in the cloud.

This means that the relevant footage can always be accessed, even if a network outage failure occurs. In fact, leading hybrid cloud surveillance cameras offer 120 days of in-unit stored footage. Without the fear of a single point of failure, organizations like your own can embrace hybrid cloud security to its fullest.