Cloud-based solutions have quickly come into focus in many industries, and video security is no exception.
Video Security as a Service, or VSaaS, is the technology that hosts the hardware and software of video-based security systems in the cloud, so that users can access their IP cameras anywhere they might be through any device and have video footage at their fingertips.
Since there is no hassle of on-site server installation and system configuration, VSaaS is an ideal choice for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB). It is more cost-effective than traditional video security solutions since users can spread costs out over the contract term and pay only for the services that are actually used.
Hikvision’s VSaaS makes it possible that disparate devices interact with each other as a convergent system. This enables them to perform specific tasks according to pre-defined linkage rules, for example, an intrusion event detected by the alarm system could trigger push-notice with video footage, and simultaneously close specific doors, as well as sound the siren.
User may create rules that are tailored to their needs with most of Hikvision devices, including IP cameras, video recorders, access control, intrusion alarm and video intercom products.
With a two-level fail-proof design, Hikvision’s VSaaS ensures constant backup of data and services. This way, users’ video data is actively protected and they can access their data 24/7.
This is established by, firstly, a network of globally distributed data centers. If one data center suffers a power failure or network disconnection, other, unaffected data centers can back up the information.
Similar redundancy also applies at the service instance level. Service load gets distributed and balanced among multiple service instances to ensure timely responses to user requests when an instance fails.