Arcules, globally renowned innovators in integrated video cloud services and solutions, have announced the addition of Access Control-as-a-Service (ACaaS). Arcules now enables customers to centrally manage access control effectively across geographically dispersed business locations in a single, intuitive user interface. Arcules ACaaS The Arcules service bundle provides video analytics, advanced video management of video surveillance data and access control information in one unified solution. End users can correlate video surveillance data with access control events, associate cameras with doors, view the live status of doors, and authorize access to grant or restrict permissions, all through the Arcules portal. Arcules also integrates alarms across the video and access services. The bundle eliminates the need to configure multiple pieces of software to manage VMS and access control users and cardholders. The Arcules ACaaS is also available as a standalone cloud service, providing the same easy to use interface, user management and access functionality, without video data or video analytics. The Arcules ACaaS will support access control through integration with Axis Communications’ AXIS A1601 Network Door Controllers The Arcules ACaaS will support access control through integration with Axis Communications’ AXIS A1601 Network Door Controllers. Additionally, using the Arcules service will allow customers leveraging Axis surveillance camera technology to automatically update firmware directly through the use of the Arcules platform, further enhancing the ability for an organization's security infrastructure to remain up-to-date. Building Intelligent Infrastructure “At Axis Communications, we view access control as a core component of a comprehensive approach to safety, and the cloud as a main driver in the next evolution of the security market,” said Alex Walthers, Business Development Manager, Application Development Partner Program, Axis Communications, Inc. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Arcules to ensure close integration of our solutions and services to deliver a refined user experience that simplifies manageability, deployment and administration.” "Since our inception, Arcules has worked to redefine expectations for video cloud services by helping businesses realize the untapped potential of the data available,” said Andreas Pettersson, CEO, Arcules. “With the introduction of access control and our collaboration with Axis Communications, we add another rich layer to our service enabling organizations to build intelligent infrastructure that drives informed decision-making.” Cloud-Based Access Control Arcules will highlight the capabilities of its cloud-based access control and video services during the ISC West Conference and Expo at booth #31079, April 10-12, 2019, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Arcules, innovators in integrated video cloud as a service, announces that it has named Cody Flood as Senior Director of Sales for the United States and Canada. In this role, Flood will focus on amplifying the momentum of the regional sales team, and play a significant role in accelerating adoption of the Arcules cloud-based service. “The security industry is experiencing a period of disruption fueled by rapid advancements in technology, and Arcules is at the forefront of offering modern businesses the ability to manage video and sensor data in the cloud, and leverage analytics for business intelligence,” Flood said. Cloud Video Services “I am truly excited to join such an innovative team, and look forward to driving greater adoption of integrated cloud video services with integrator partners and customers.” Flood joins Arcules with extensive experience in security, IoT, cloud and video solutions, most recently serving as Vice President of North America Sales for the video surveillance and analytics business segments at Intelligent Security Systems (ISS). Prior to ISS, Flood held progressively senior sales and leadership roles at Arecont Vision and MOBOTIX AG At ISS, he led strategic sales initiatives targeting organizations looking to leverage video surveillance data to improve security and achieve a competitive advantage. Prior to ISS, Flood held progressively senior sales and leadership roles at Arecont Vision and MOBOTIX AG. Video Surveillance Deployments “Leading global analyst firms report that more than half of video surveillance deployments will utilize cloud technologies in the coming years. At the same time, modern businesses are now embracing integrated video cloud surveillance because of the significant benefits including ease of scalability, simplified management and reduced infrastructure requirements,” said Andreas Pettersson, CEO, Arcules. “As we add more key features to our video surveillance service, Cody and the sales organization will be pivotal in establishing Arcules as the provider of integrated cloud services in security, IoT and expanding into other environments.” Security and IT stakeholders are invited to visit Arcules at the upcoming Milestone MIPS event, being held Feb. 25-27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.
Leadership roles are changing inside enterprise companies, where higher profiles of roles like CIO and CISO are blurring the lines separating legacy security departments from the larger enterprise. The role of security – protecting the company – now overlaps with broader concerns such as business optimization. The changes are impacting how technology is used; what was once considered a “security system” can now impact the company in larger ways. It’s not just protecting the business but making it better. Expanding the role of security systems also makes it easier to justify their costs. Leveraging Technology Changes Arcules is a new company looking to capitalize on changing business trends by leveraging technology changes to increase the value of a customer’s data. Arcules aggregates video and Internet of Things (IoT) data in the cloud and uses artificial intelligence to identify business insights within a rich – and previously untapped – data archive. Arcules aggregates video and Internet of Things (IoT) data in the cloud A Canon Group company, Arcules is in the process of launching its headquarters in Irvine, California, hiring needed cloud talent and relocating some of the incubation team. Arcules is an outgrowth of Canon-subsidiary Milestone Systems and its Arcus cloud video initiative, a product of the Danish company’s Incubation and Ventures department. An earlier success story from Incubation and Ventures is Milestone’s popular Husky line of network video recorders. Combining Cloud Video And IoT Data “There is a convergence of enterprise IT, analytics and security functions,” says Andreas Pettersson, CTO of Arcules. “Customers have a more opportunistic mindset and realize that everything is connected. They can marry data from traditional security systems, including video, with other data within the company.” The other data comes from IoT devices and is integrated with video data in the cloud; Arcules can combine cloud video and IoT data to yield new information and insights to drive revenue, reduce costs and improve customer experience. Cloud systems can solve more problems than ever using artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the capabilities expand way beyond video analytics to include analytics in general, crunching a variety of data provided by IoT sensors. “Marrying together video and IoT data provides more actionable information,” says Pettersson. “Devices have to be Internet-connected to enable data to be analyzed and visualized on a broader basis.” The approach is valuable in a range of vertical markets. The cloud approach aggregates data from cameras and other IoT sensors and applies the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning tools that are more easily (and cost-effectively) available in the cloud. Cloud systems can solve more problems than ever using artificial intelligence and machine learning End-to-end Solutions Arcules provides an end-to-end solution for video and IoT data, and is focused on cybersecurity, compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other privacy concerns. “In the CIO’s office, security is everything,” says Pettersson. Arcus (meaning “a low-horizontal cloud formation”) was the name Milestone gave to its video-as-a-service (i.e., cloud) system. However, “the business problem we wish to solve and the technology we are building have evolved beyond what the Arcus name originally represented,” explains Kelly Kucera, Arcules Global Marketing and Commercial Strategy Director. “When we take video and IoT and machine learning and analytics, the system goes beyond video surveillance and provides data for business optimization – hence, the new name Arcules, denoting strength and action. We have to do more and make it actionable. Not just safer, but smarter.”