Schneider Electric is introducing its new Schneider Electric Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution. A cloud-based offering, the service enables end-users in small to medium commercial facilities to simplify the integration of video surveillance by moving it from on-site locations to a cloud-based service model, scale over time to fit their business needs, and ensure system reliability to eliminate downtime.
The service, which can be added seamlessly and securely to any new or existing facility’s security infrastructure via an Internet connection, also provides users with real-time event notification, video alarm verification, remote employee monitoring and offsite video storage, assisting staff to more effectively respond to events and creating opportunities for operational efficiencies that go beyond security.
“As companies continue to look for ways to make security a priority while also striving for operational excellence, cloud-based video management is increasingly becoming a popular option to decrease costs and better manage the complexity of deploying video surveillance technology and monitoring access anytime, anywhere,” said Jim Sandelin, senior vice president of Buildings Business. “This solution provides users with advantages that are simply not available in traditional video surveillance systems, adding business intelligence to security.”
Some of the key features to the VSaaS include continuous off-site video recording, which Schneider has trademarked as COVR, a notification system that alerts security personnel of breaches and provides video of the events, and an off-site availability for employees to view the video from an internet connection.
Schneider will be displaying the new VSaaS system at the ISC West 2013 conference, which begins April 10 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.