Management of Large-Scale Distributed Surveillance Camera Networks
Qognify has launched Umbrella, a web-based management platform that leverages significant cost savings by managing large distributed video surveillance systems centrally in the cloud. In recent years, video surveillance projects have become larger and more complex, demanding more resources and increasing operational costs. Altering the configuration of multiple sites is time-consuming, and monitoring the health status of all servers and cameras across every location is a challenge. As a consequence, organizations frequently over-spend on technical expertise and unnecessary licenses, as well as potentially exposing themselves to regulatory risk. The web-based Umbrella management solution, which is fully integrated with the company’s Cayuga video management software (VMS), can be hosted in the cloud (including Microsoft Azure and AWS) as well as on premise. It provides a consolidated view of all servers and cameras across every connected installation, highlighting those that require attention. If any company-wide changes are required on how the video system operates, for example caused by changes in regulations such as GDPR, they can be configured and rolled-out remotely and immediately. The product is perfectly suited for organizations in the banking, retail, logistics and transportation industry that operate large-scale branch networks with hundreds of sites and thousands of cameras to be managed, and place a premium on their physical security strategy. Steve Shine, CEO, said that Qognify is commited to deliver enterprise-class video solutions and fundamentally changing the way organizations deploy, use and manage technology to protect people, customers, assets and infrastructure.