Does It Make Sense to Move Video Surveillance to the Cloud?

It’s a constant dilemma for security integrators on how to invest in their video surveillance systems and whether it makes more sense to invest as a one-time payment or pay less upfront but have recurring monthly VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) payments. Often, the CapEx approach defeats the OpEx approach. Yaro Lisitsyn, Co-Founder and CEO at VXG discusses if the initial, one-time approach works today. VXG Inc. is a technology company offering end-to-end video management software and video surveillance solutions.
Storage
Video surveillance is all about recording and costs for video storage.
Accessibility
When there are cameras generating live video, data and storage, accessing them is necessary. This is done through VXG web browser and mobile apps by point-to-point (P2P) or cloud connection.
Artificial Intelligence
AI is a trending topic. However, how many success stories are there about video AI products for video surveillance?
There are two main problems – accuracy and cost. There is a large gap between an AI demo and a scalable product, with few successful, complete solutions on the market. Typically, AI runs on the edge or on the cloud.
Market Shift
Cloud-based services are seeing a surge in adoption by users in all industries, including video surveillance. Moving from standard VMS (video management systems) and traditional CCTV, DVR and NVR deployments. When choosing a cloud video surveillance system/architecture and determining how the cloud can best support your business, there are five key factors to consider: bandwidth, storage, cost, security and accessibility.
Source: VXG Inc.