For my most recent birthday, my daughter bought me a great tee shirt. The caption, “Make it a Blockbuster Night,” accompanies an illustration of the storefront. Most of us remember the excitement of making a trip to pick up a movie… or three. Good times. Fast forward to 2007, Netflix introduces streaming services. What? So, now I can order movies and shows, and they are delivered over the internet? No trip to Blockbuster? What’s the fun in that? Well, apparently people found it quite fun to push buttons and enjoy something immediately. Without the ability to quickly react to compete with this new ‘virtual’ interaction, Blockbuster declared bankruptcy in 2010 and closed all corporate-owned locations by 2014.
For those of us in the video security industry, Blockbuster’s story illustrates an early, relatable example of how the cloud can and will replace traditional methods of storing, viewing and sharing data streams. Further examples may better illustrate the effectiveness of a cloud-based platform. Your banking, shopping, travel planning, calendar, school curriculum and (especially in the past two years) your job have migrated almost completely to cloud platforms. Let’s get to the point: a cloud-based, intelligent Video Management System (VMS), much like other cloud platforms, unlocks numerous benefits to enable a more comprehensive video security strategy.
Let me pause for just a moment to provide some context on video systems.
Back to unlocking benefits. The advantages of German-made MOBOTIX cameras – smart multi-purpose devices deployed with a job to do. Operating as independent computers, MOBOTIX devices have their own processors, non-video sensors, two-way audio, onboard storage and programmable analytics, unlike other IP cameras on the market. Built to last, MOBOTIX cameras can perform without failure for a decade or more, even in harsh environments. And, with a variety of models, sensors and lenses, security teams can see more, hear more and know more than they ever anticipated – all with fewer cameras. Best of all, MOBOTIX systems deliver these advanced benefits at the highest U.S. security standards, including NDAA and FCC compliance.
Putting it all together, when MOBOTIX devices and analytics are combined with a powerful cloud VMS, Konica Minolta can tailor a video security solution that not only meets a customer’s objectives but also exceeds them.
The upside of cloud-based platforms is evident: the convenient and expedient delivery of information enables businesses to take action faster. With operations accelerating and greater pressure for higher productivity, decision-makers need to re-examine their aging VMS and understand the significant gains in upgrading to better intelligence. Businesses rely on Konica Minolta to provide the guidance they need to design and deploy next-generation solutions that address today’s concerns with smart technology. By developing a comprehensive video security strategy that incorporates network devices, specialized sensors, rule-based analytics and a cloud platform, Konica Minolta can design and deploy next-generation measures that address specific areas of concern and improve peace of mind.
Think of it like this: leave behind the antiquated ‘Blockbuster’ world, and say ‘Hello’ to Netflix-type innovation. Rethink VMS and bring it into this century with the cloud and MOBOTIX devices. Visit us online for more information.