In today’s world, most companies have a digital transformation agenda at the core of their strategy, they either have it in place or will start implementing it soon due to the impact digital technology has on business operations, helping them gain a competitive edge and achieve long term success.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a business model in which a cloud provider hosts applications and makes them available to end-users over the internet, you may not realise it, but many services used in our everyday lives use this model: banking online, using email services and collaboration tools, and streaming with sites such as Netflix on your TV.
The latest Cloud Industry Forum Research highlighted that 93% of its respondents think that the cloud is important to their company’s digital transformation strategy (1). Yet the surveillance industry is lagging behind the rest of the technology industry in cloud adoption.
Nevertheless, if you can trust the cloud with your money, then you shouldn’t think twice about trusting the cloud for your CCTV and entries. Plus, using cloud-enabled physical security solutions like video surveillance as-a-service (VSaaS) and access control as-a-service (ACaaS), can unlock powerful data-driven intelligence with many benefits from a health and safety, operations, and security perspective. Therefore, we are debunking the most common misconceptions when considering the cloud for your physical security:
Myth 1: Hosted video solutions are not secure enough for physical security
We put cybersecurity at the forefront of everything we do. We ensure our platform is robust and secure by working with valued partners that offer the most rigorous certification standards. Data is hosted in Tier 3 data centres or higher and Morphean complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Morphean automatically changes the root password of devices recurrently, encrypts all communications via SSL, and undertakes regular penetration testing to ensure any risks are addressed on an ongoing basis. We’re as secure as your online bank!
Myth 2: When the video is sent to the cloud, I’ve lost control over the footage
You retain complete ownership and control over your data, with the ability to access, change and delete at any time. Your data is protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), among others, and Morphean is committed to ensuring absolute data privacy for all its clients. We provide access to cloud services with its many benefits and intelligent insights, without compromising data ethics or integrity.
Myth 3: If the network goes down, the video will be lost
The data and content stored in the Morphean cloud are completely secure against downtime, cyber threats, and network issues. If the network is affected in any way, your system can be configured with local NAS drives to transmit the data that has been generated during the downtime to the Morphean cloud. This ensures that your data is always secured, stored, and protected to the highest possible standards.
Myth 4: Cloud solutions are too difficult to install and maintain as they require re-configuration of local routers.
The installation of Morphean IP cameras and/or access control devices is quick and pain-free. A trusted systems integrator or IT partner will install a router which allows connection to the Morphean cloud. There are no servers and little onsite configuration is required. The process is easy to undertake with minimal disruption and the installation team will work closely with you throughout to manage your expectations.
Myth 5: Hosted video using IP technology will be too expensive for small sites since network cameras are so expensive.
Our solutions are designed to adapt to your business requirements. With our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, you only pay for the services you use, so you can scale and adapt your platform according to your needs, allowing you to manage costs more effectively. We’ll help you leverage your existing infrastructure for as long as you need while remaining at the forefront of technology innovation.
The truths above show that moving to the cloud shouldn’t be feared. According to the same Cloud Industry Forum Whitepaper for the first time, businesses are now spending more on cloud infrastructure than they are on on-premises infrastructure (1). This gap is set to widen significantly over the next three years as organisations decommission their legacy IT and ramp up their investments in next-generation technologies. Therefore, there is a huge opportunity to sell the cloud as demand grows in companies worldwide. Book a call with one of our friendly sales team to transform for a security system or to enquire about becoming a reseller.