WHY ARE CLOUD VIDEO SOLUTIONS PREFERRED FOR RETAIL APPLICATIONS?
Now, more than ever before, retail organizations must have an effective video security system in place to protect retailers against theft, liability claims, and inventory management. In this blog post, we explore three ways a cloud video solution is ideally suited for retail applications – and how simple it is to deploy.
Cloud VS Offers Enhanced Security
As a retailer, if you process, store, or transmit credit card information, you must be PCI compliant. To ensure your data remains secure and that you stay PCI compliant, you need to either use a VPN service or move to a secure cloud platform.
While many corporate businesses have the budget, resources, and infrastructure to deploy a VPN service, this isn’t the case for the majority of small and medium-sized companies. The average small business owner might not even have an IT professional on staff to ensure you stay compliant. This can result in steep fines. In some cases, you might not even realize you’re in violation!
By deploying a camera-to-cloud solution, you eliminate the risk of malicious attacks from the get-go. Because data transmissions are outbound only and fully encrypted, this eliminates the risk of unauthorized users getting into your network. Unlike on-premise systems that can remain vulnerable due to open ports, the Alibi Witness app creates a temporary open port for remote access. From the time of your camera install, Cloud VS makes it simple for your retail establishment to stay secure.
Cloud VS Solves Video Evidence Retention Challenges
One of the greatest risks to retailers is data loss. Although an on-site recorder offers the benefit of a hands-on security system, it also causes greater vulnerability when it comes to your video evidence. Because your data is stored on-site, there’s numerous factors that can result in it being tampered with. Just one disgruntled employee or break-in can result in a damaged or destroyed recorder, or your hardware malfunctioning – resulting in serious down-time while it gets replaced. From a security, liability and compliance perspective, the replacement of hardware, labor costs, and lost time can result in both a short-term loss and long-term expense.
Alibi Cloud VS removes all the risks and vulnerabilities that come with an on-premise security system by providing a powerful off-premise solution for your video evidence. Once your cameras are installed, your data is transmitted to a tier-4 off-site data center, offering the same level of protection major financial institutions use to store your banking information.
Whether you want an extra layer of protection from falsely claimed slip-and-falls on your property, or for inventory management purposes, Alibi Cloud VS offers retailers ultimate peace of mind – eliminating retailers’ greatest security challenges. With Cloud VS, you always have a secure back-up of video evidence, including the ability to increase the amount of storage, users and cameras you need.