The Cloud VS NVR: A Comparison
Relocating video surveillance clips stored in local recording devices to a more secured storage facility accessible through the Internet, called a cloud, became the trend for many surveillance end users and VARs. Storing data on the cloud make for cost effective network video recording that is hassle-free to setup and maintain compared to network video recorders.
The Hidden Costs of NVRs
The cost associated with NVRs can range from $1,000 to $10,000 or even more on other occasions. Most of the time, you would need to reinvest in these devices after 3 years of use to make sure they are up-to-date. In addition, applications for video surveillance are essential projects, just like the nature video surveillance, therefore you would require to have the peace of mind knowing the videos you record are stored safely. This means it is better for you to buy extended warranty or acquiring a maintenance contract for your NVRs.
Aside from the sizable monetary cost, you will have additional expenses with your NVRs for reliability, performance and simplicity. With cloud, all you need to do is link the camera to an internet connection and you are good to go. We also provide highly trusted data centers that are considered physically and virtually the safest worldwide. EMC owns the data center we use so they are guaranteed to have an uptime of 99.99%.
Many customers still find NVRs as an important solution for video surveillance. When there are numerous cameras on a specific network for video surveillance or there is already an infrastructure established, it can be ideal to continue having a local network. But most of the applications for video surveillance don’t need complicated local storage solutions. Most of the time, a hosted video solution is more ideal since it provide a richer experience and a more cost effective solution.