Articles by Rishi Lodhia
As technology develops at an ever-faster rate, the possibilities for where and how new innovations can be used are endless. The property sector is one such area where new technology, such as smarter video surveillance, is being used to improve the quality of life for families and communities by increasing security as well as implementing changes based on new insights. Specifically for the coliving movement, cloud-based video surveillance is helping operators to improve the communal spaces for their tenants in ways that on-premises surveillance never could. From tighter security measures to better social spaces, here’s how coliving is benefitting from the PropTech (property technology) boom. What is coliving? The coliving movement is the latest iteration of a recurring human trend. The act of communally sharing space and resources while benefiting from a supportive community is something we’ve seen time and again throughout history. A place that everyone can call home addresses multiple needs. With the concept of shared spaces, and the possibility to work and socialize together, it’s no longer simply a trend. Specifically for the coliving movement, cloud-based video surveillance is helping operators to improve the communal spaces for their tenants in ways that on-premises surveillance never could. As living expenses become ever higher, for many – particularly younger – people getting on the property ladder is difficult, and renting an apartment alone can feel isolating. Coliving spaces offer a ready-built community, and many responsibilities – like maintenance, for example – lie with the building owners, and the cost is included. Where does PropTech come in? PropTech is dramatically changing the way people research, rent, buy, sell and manage property. The combination of the internet, huge compute power, cloud platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) have all combined to create technologies that are transforming the way the entire property sector works. Whether that’s helping buildings to operate more efficiently or even become more sustainable, PropTech is a sector that’s on the rise. When it comes to coliving, PropTech is helping to make these environments safer and smarter for the people who live there. One of the fundamental areas of building design is people’s safety. Following the past year where health has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds, PropTech is enabling entrance systems with touchless doorways and innovative ventilation systems, for example. And even without taking the pandemic into consideration, people living in shared spaces need to be confident that the security is well-managed, and the management wants to ensure that only tenants and their guests can enter the premises. How cloud video surveillance drives better coliving Once seen as an ‘add-on’ to building design, video surveillance and access control are now becoming increasingly important elements of the PropTech movement, and they are equally as desirable for coliving too. Surveillance cameras are essentially sensors that can monitor activity, patterns, and any other changes in a given environment. Analysis of video data can occur in real-time to effect changes immediately, or video can be stored and evaluated at a later date. In a co-living environment, a cloud-based video surveillance system can help operators to understand how tenants use their space, and implement changes to benefit them. Traditionally, video surveillance data stored on-premises had limited uses, as it was often only accessed after a security incident, such as a break-in. The video therefore wouldn’t be used frequently and the camera and storage system would just be another cost not yielding any ROI. Cloud technology has had a dramatic impact on video surveillance. Remote management delivers the ability to modify, adjust and perfect the system without needing to be present at the site, while remote monitoring alerts operators to any unusual incidents such as an equipment malfunction or breakage. In a co-living environment, a cloud-based video surveillance system can help operators to understand how tenants use their space, and implement changes to benefit them. For example, surveillance can show operators which areas in the communal spaces are frequented the most and at what times, including areas such as the laundry room or gym where space might be limited. By using AI to analyze the video, operators can use insights from it to improve the existing set up wherever possible, and also learn lessons about how to better design future coliving spaces. In today’s world, this technology can also help to keep everyone safe and healthy. Cameras can identify if someone is wearing a face mask as they go to enter a building and deny entry until they put one on. Thermal cameras are another easy tool to screen people for an elevated temperature before they even enter a communal space. Though a raised temperature does not mean you have COVID-19, the technology can provide an initial screening, so that individuals with elevated temperature readings can be checked manually for other symptoms or possibly be recommended for a test. The future of smart living Coliving is not a new phenomenon – humans have been living in communal places for many years, working and socializing together for the benefit of everyone. What makes today’s coliving movement unique is the range of rapidly developing technology that is being implemented to improve the environments for tenants. As an arguably lower cost and higher quality way of life, coliving spaces are certainly here to stay, and so the PropTech surge is no doubt going to grow with it.
The global pandemic has triggered considerable innovation and change in the video surveillance sector. Last year, organizations around the globe embraced video surveillance technologies to manage social distancing, monitor occupancy levels in internal and external settings, and enhance their return-to-work processes. Forced to reimagine nearly every facet of their operations for a new post-COVID reality, companies were quick to seize on the possibilities offered by today’s next-generation video surveillance systems. Whether that was utilizing motion sensing technologies to automatically close doors or switch on lighting in near-deserted office facilities. Or checking if people were wearing masks and adhering to distancing rules. Or keeping a watchful eye on streets and public spaces during mandated curfew hours. Beyond surveillance and monitoring use cases, organizations also took advantage of a raft of new Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to undertake a range of tasks. Everything from automating their building management and optimizing warehouse operations, to increasing manufacturing output and undertaking predictive maintenance. Behind the scenes, three key trends all contributed to the growing ubiquity of video surveillance observed in a variety of government, healthcare, corporate, retail, and industry settings. Video surveillance takes to the Cloud Last year the shift to digital working led organizations to rapidly embrace cloud-enabled services, including cloud-hosted Video Surveillance As A Service (VSaaS) solutions that provide tremendous economies of scale and flexibility. Alongside significant cost savings, these solutions make it easier for organizations to enhance their disaster recovery and manage their video surveillance estate in new and highly effective ways. Surveillance cameras with audio recording were used more than 200% by customers between 2016 and 2020 For example, in addition to enabling remote access and maintenance, today’s cloud-powered systems eliminate any need to invest in local storage technologies that all too often fail to keep pace with an organization’s growing data storage requirements. Indeed, data from our worldwide customer base survey reveals how in 2020 an impressive 63% of organizations had abandoned using any on-premises storage option and were instead only storing all their video surveillance recordings and data in the Cloud. A deeper review of the global stats shows that the average cloud recording retention period for this stored data was 28.2 days, with organizations in Asia topping the global average at 38 days – 33% higher than was observed in any other region. Improvements in bandwidth and scalability engendered by the Cloud have also helped boost the growing utilization of audio recordings in addition to visual image capture. Indeed, our research found the number of surveillance cameras with an audio recording facility used by customers jumped more than 200% between 2016 and 2020. Making sense of Big Data The enhanced ease of connectivity and scalable bandwidth made possible by the Cloud is stimulating more companies to connect a lot more video surveillance cameras to their networks. The top motivation for doing so is to generate live metrics and data that can be utilized to deliver enhanced business insights and operational intelligence. In recent years, a rich choice of video analytics solutions have been developed for a variety of industry verticals. The range of functionalities on offer is impressive and covers a variety of applications. Everything from making it easy to classify and track objects and behavior patterns in real-time, to undertaking anomaly detection, or generating predictions based on past and present events/activities. Data collected via today’s cloud connected cameras can now also be used to feed deep learning training and AI analytics, utilizing the unparalleled virtualized processing capacity of the Cloud to convert Big Data into usable information quickly. By integrating this information with data from other enterprise data capture systems, organizations are now able to gain a 360-degree view of their operations – in almost real-time. IT is now in the driving seat No longer the sole preserve of on-site security staff, the wider application and business use of video surveillance means that IT is increasingly taking the lead role where the management and control of these systems are concerned. IT is asked to integrate video surveillance into key enterprise platforms to generate the data that business leaders need Aside from the fact that IT has a vested interest in addressing the cybersecurity implications that come with attaching a growing range of IoT devices to the enterprise network, they’re also increasingly being asked to integrate video surveillance into key enterprise platforms to generate the data that business leaders need. As organizations expand their integration of video with other business applications, such as point of sale, access control, process control, and manufacturing systems, this trend is only set to accelerate. Looking to the future Right now, the video surveillance industry is at a key tipping point, as video systems become increasingly strategic for enabling the enterprise to boost productivity, stay compliant, and fulfill its obligations to protect employees and customers. As the technology’s contribution to enhanced data-driven decision-making and problem solving continues to increase, expect the adoption of IP connected video cameras to burgeon as organizations look to capture more data from their day-to-day business operations.
Urban populations are expanding rapidly around the globe, with an expected growth of 1.56 billion by 2040. As the number of people living and working in cities continues to grow, the ability to keep everyone safe is an increasing challenge. However, technology companies are developing products and solutions with these futuristic cities in mind, as the reality is closer than you may think. Solutions that can help to watch over public places and share data insights with city workers and officials are increasingly enabling smart cities to improve the experience and safety of the people who reside there. Rising scope of 5G, AI, IoT and the Cloud The main foundations that underpin smart cities are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Cloud. Each is equally important, and together, these technologies enable city officials to gather and analyze more detailed insights than ever before. For public safety in particular, having IoT and cloud systems in place will be one of the biggest factors to improving the quality of life for citizens. Smart cities have come a long way in the last few decades, but to truly make a smart city safe, real-time situational awareness and cross-agency collaboration are key areas which must be developed as a priority. Innovative surveillance cameras with integrated IoT Public places need to be safe, whether that is an open park, shopping center, or the main roads through towns Public places need to be safe, whether that is an open park, shopping center, or the main roads through towns. From dangerous drivers to terrorist attacks, petty crime on the streets to high profile bank robberies, innovative surveillance cameras with integrated IoT and cloud technologies can go some way to helping respond quickly to, and in some cases even prevent, the most serious incidents. Many existing safety systems in cities rely on aging and in some places legacy technology, such as video surveillance cameras. Many of these also use on-premises systems rather than utilising the benefits of the cloud. Smart programming to deliver greater insights These issues, though not creating a major problem today, do make it more challenging for governments and councils to update their security. Changing every camera in a city is a huge undertaking, but in turn, doing so would enable all cameras to be connected to the cloud, and provide more detailed information which can be analyzed by smart programming to deliver greater insights. The physical technologies that are currently present in most urban areas lack the intelligent connectivity, interoperability and integration interfaces that smart cities need. Adopting digital technologies isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Smart surveillance systems It enables teams to gather data from multiple sources throughout the city in real-time, and be alerted to incidents as soon as they occur. Increased connectivity and collaboration ensures that all teams that need to be aware of a situation are informed instantly. For example, a smart surveillance system can identify when a road accident has occurred. It can not only alert the nearest ambulance to attend the scene, but also the local police force to dispatch officers. An advanced system that can implement road diversions could also close roads around the incident immediately and divert traffic to other routes, keeping everyone moving and avoiding a build-up of vehicles. This is just one example: without digital systems, analyzing patterns of vehicle movements to address congestion issues could be compromised, as would the ability to build real-time crime maps and deploy data analytics which make predictive policing and more effective crowd management possible. Cloud-based technologies Cloud-based technologies provide the interoperability, scalability and automation Cloud-based technologies provide the interoperability, scalability and automation that is needed to overcome the limitations of traditional security systems. Using these, smart cities can develop a fully open systems architecture that delivers interoperation with both local and other remote open systems. The intelligence of cloud systems can not only continue to allow for greater insights as technology develops over time, but it can do so with minimal additional infrastructure investment. Smart surveillance in the real world Mexico City has a population of almost 9 million people, but if you include the whole metropolitan area, this number rises sharply to over 21 million in total, making it one of the largest cities on the planet. Seven years ago, the city first introduced its Safe City initiative, and ever since has been developing newer and smarter ways to keep its citizens safe. In particular, its cloud-based security initiative is making a huge impact. Over the past three years, Mexico City has installed 58,000 new video surveillance cameras throughout the city, in public spaces and on transport, all of which are connected to the City’s C5 (Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Citizen Contact) facility. Smart Cities operations The solution enables officers as well as the general public to upload videos via a mobile app to share information quickly, fixed, body-worn and vehicle cameras can also be integrated to provide exceptional insight into the city’s operations. The cloud-based platform can easily be upgraded to include the latest technology innovations such as license plate reading, behavioral analysis software, video analytics and facial recognition software, which will all continue to bring down crime rates and boost response times to incidents. The right cloud approach Making the shift to cloud-based systems enables smart cities to eliminate dependence on fiber-optic connectivity and take advantage of a variety of Internet and wireless connectivity options that can significantly reduce application and communication infrastructure costs. Smart cities need to be effective in years to come, not just in the present day, or else officials have missed one of the key aspects of a truly smart city. System designers must build technology foundations now that can be easily adapted in the future to support new infrastructure as it becomes available. Open system architecture An open system architecture will also be vital for smart cities to enhance their operations For example, this could include opting for a true cloud application that can support cloud-managed local devices and automate their management. An open system architecture will also be vital for smart cities to enhance their operations and deliver additional value-add services to citizens as greater capabilities become possible in the years to come. The advances today in cloud and IoT technologies are rapid, and city officials and authorities have more options now to develop their smart cities than ever before and crucially, to use these innovations to improve public safety. New safety features Though implementing these cloud-based systems now requires investment, as new safety features are designed, there will be lower costs and challenges associated with introducing these because the basic infrastructure will already exist. Whether that’s gunshot detection or enabling the sharing of video infrastructure and data across multiple agencies in real time, smart video surveillance on cloud-based systems can bring a wealth of the new opportunities.
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, has partnered with access control provider SALTO Systems to showcase its cloud video surveillance capabilities at the coworking and coliving facilities of La Pinada Lab in Valencia, Spain. This cooperation is designed to expand the ways video surveillance is used in coworking and coliving spaces. In addition to security, video surveillance can foster collaboration and deliver insights into building usage and how visitors interact with the property. Cloud access integration system Eagle Eye Networks installed a cloud video surveillance system at La Pinada Lab to demonstrate the value of sharing video and the system’s ease of use. In 2022, Eagle Eye Networks and select technology partners will offer courses to professionals who work in the Smart Cities and Smart Buildings field. The Eagle Eye Networks integration with SALTO cloud access control is a powerful example of the role that integrated security will play in providing holistic security and insights into buildings. Camera monitoring and maintenance The City of Elche has reduced the number of employees needed for camera monitoring and maintenance" “We are excited to contribute to the La Pinada Lab initiative in Spain to foster innovation and collaboration,” said Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director, Eagle Eye Networks EMEA. “Our ecosystem of technology partners help expand the possibilities of our products and services, making them even more useful for our customers." "After moving to Eagle Eye Networks, the City of Elche, Spain has reduced the number of employees needed for camera monitoring and maintenance, while city officials are gaining more insights from the cameras." Integrated security solution "In La Pinada Lab we go one step further to not only show the advantages of cloud video surveillance but how cloud video surveillance and cloud access control create an integrated security solution. Employees can focus on creativity, customer experience, and innovation, the Eagle Eye Networks platform, with cloud access control from SALTO, provides ease-of-use and does the heavy lifting of maintaining the system.” Christian Schmitz, Vertical Lead for Shared Living and WorkSpaces at SALTO Systems, said the solution gives La Pinada Lab the ability “to connect the dots between lifestyle and technology, allowing them to build the right tech infrastructure.” Digitization and automation Use of Eagle Eye technology and SALTO’s keyless experience, identifying opportunities for new solutions" SALTO and Eagle Eye Networks are joining La Pinada Lab’s partnership program as Project Partners. The first step is to incorporate both SALTO smart access products and technology and Eagle Eye Networks cloud video surveillance into the infrastructure of the La Pinada space, Schmitz said. “And being installed in a lab, it is only natural to observe and experiment with the use of Eagle Eye technology and SALTO’s keyless experience, identifying opportunities for new solutions and the impact of digitization and automation on daily life.” Physical security Miguel Tito Malone, Director of La Pinada Lab said, “A space like this only comes to life if you have the right partners in the ecosystem that want to drive collaboration and innovation. To have two state-of-the-art global partners like SALTO and Eagle Eye Networks is a real asset." "They are leading the transformation of physical security, showing how cloud security is an important element of the building experience. Together with Eagle Eye Networks and SALTO we can deliver on our promise to foster collaboration in contemporary building design and usage.” Video management system Fernando Fernandez of TGT Consulting is the Eagle Eye Networks certified reseller who did the installation at La Pinada Lab. He said this “was one of my first installations of the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS (video management system) product and I am truly impressed with its capabilities and flexibility. Now I can offer my clients a broader range of services, from telecommunications to physical security as a service.”
Eagle Eye Networks, the global pioneer in cloud video surveillance, and TechBinder, a technology company specializing in improving human-machine interaction announced a partnership designed to allow maritime operators to improve their offshore business operations by deploying cloud video surveillance on vessels. The partnership is a technology integration of the Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management System (VMS) platform with TechBinder’s Smart Vessel Optimizer (SVO) platform. Maritime operators use the SVO performance dashboards and analytics tools to gain a detailed overview of their vessel performance. Open application programming interface The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS delivers live video and asset-performance data, allowing the maritime operators to remotely view vessel management and receive real-time reports and notifications. Satellite and 4G are used for remote viewing of the video. Video is also retained for an extended period on vessels for officials who need to review video while onboard. Eye Cloud VMS delivers live video and asset-performance data, allowing to remotely view vessel management “The offshore business has long struggled to gain insights into vessel performance and potential issues when the fleet is at sea,” said Bram van den Boom, Founding Partner, TechBinder. “Techbinder’s Smart Vessel Optimizer gathers data and insights, but the platform lacked a true, real-time eye on the vessel. Using the Eagle Eye Open API (application programming interface), we’re able to add innovative cloud video surveillance to our platform, which substantially extends the service we offer.” Video surveillance solutions According to Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director of Eagle Eye Networks EMEA, this partnership highlights the advantages of cloud video surveillance versus on-premises systems. “There is virtually no industry for which the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS platform is not able to improve video surveillance and business or operational intelligence,” said Lodhia. “This application shows how video is used not only for security purposes but also to give color and additional insight to the data gathered from the vessel and transferred to Techbinder’s SVO platform. With the Eagle Eye Open API, the possibilities are endless.”
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, is pleased to announce that several core Eagle Eye University classes are now CPD-certified for physical security resellers and consultants in the United Kingdom and Europe. With topics that are practical and timely, the classes are designed to further security professionals’ careers, enable them to meet education and licensing requirements, and enhance their businesses by offering cyber secure cloud video surveillance solutions to their customers. Universally accepted principles The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification means that Eagle Eye Networks Classes comply with universally accepted principles of CPD and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans. Classes will address topics such as how: Cloud video surveillance systems address cybersecurity. Remote access to video surveillance is made easy with the cloud. True cloud video surveillance systems can be used to improve operations and efficiencies using video analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Cloud video surveillance Eagle Eye Networks wants to give resellers and installers the tools to benefit from this change" The first two classes are available virtually on Eagle Eye University and may be used toward annual CPD hours/points. The classes are: Eagle Eye VMS Overview (Tech-102) and Eagle Eye VMS Architecture and System Design (Tech-104). Eagle Eye will continue to add CPD-certified classes. “We’re pleased to offer our certified partners and those in the process of becoming certified courses on topics such as cybersecurity and the advantages of cloud video surveillance that are relevant and useful to security resellers and consultants,” said Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director, Eagle Eye Networks EMEA. “The industry is changing at a rapid pace, and video surveillance is no longer just a physical security product; it’s becoming an IT service. Eagle Eye Networks wants to give resellers and installers the tools to benefit from this change.”
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, and CONXTD, an innovative security management solution provider, announces a unified solution that solves the disconnect between video surveillance and intrusion (burglar) alarm systems. The integration creates a platform where Eagle Eye Networks’ VSaaS solution brings video verification, live video, and cloud storage to CONXTD’s risk management and monitoring solution. Video surveillance system This platform allows security managers to manage sites, collaborate with their teams, and view real-time reports and notifications. “Eagle Eye Networks and CONXTD share a vision, which includes making security easier and more accessible for users,” said Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director of Eagle Eye Networks. Eagle Eye Networks and CONXTD share a vision, which includes making security easier" “Our open API (application processing interface) platform offers endless possibilities and makes it feasible to transform your video surveillance system into an even more powerful tool. It creates a great partnership from which our joint customers experience exceptional value.” Reducing false alarms Users can configure CONXTD to access video in the Eagle Eye platform when an event is received from an alarm system. For example, the user may want to monitor video when a door access event or burglar alarm occurs. In addition to enhancing security, the system also reduces false alarms. “Our end users want to easily manage the performance and security of their premises. In the past, this would be a complex and time-consuming process, requiring the security team to use different manufacturers’ receivers and applications,” said Chris Carter-Brennan, Founder and CEO of CONXTD. “By integrating with Eagle Eye’s open, secure API, we’ve created a platform for integrators who install and maintain security solutions without the need for multiple apps, receivers, or special software.”
Eagle Eye Networks, a global company in cloud video surveillance announced an official partnership with Co-Liv, a non-profit association of coliving professionals. As the global co-living movement continues to gain momentum, technology companies such as Eagle Eye Networks for video surveillance and Salto for Access Control will be crucial in providing tech solutions that allow coliving operators to scale faster and more efficiently than they would on their own. Advantages of cloud surveillance Using a cloud solution, the video is accessible to integrate with other applications Storing surveillance video data in the cloud comes with many advantages, especially for residential buildings, such as hotels, urban apartments, and coliving developments. Traditionally, video surveillance footage is only accessible if something bad happens – typically a security breach, such as a robbery. Therefore, the video is rarely used and the high price tag of the camera and data storage equipment remains just a “cost of doing business,” yielding no financial returns or useful insights. Using a cloud solution, the video is accessible to integrate with other applications and can deliver powerful insights that allow businesses to improve their people, product, and processes. Video surveillance technology “We are excited to join the Co-Liv organization as technology partner alongside Salto. As the Coliving movement is growing, we want to support this with our video surveillance technology that both ensures the safety of the residents and provides relevant business insights for coliving operators." "As Eagle Eye Networks is fully integrated with Salto’s state-of-the-art Access Control systems, we provide a full solution for coliving operators,” says Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director Eagle Eye Networks. Building tech ecosystem Using artificial intelligence to analyze the video, operators can also discover how people interact in those spaces and use these insights to improve their communities, enhance their reputation as being secure and resident-focused, and make informed spatial design decisions in future developments. Eagle Eye also integrates with other technology solutions, such as SALTO’s access solutions, so the entire tech ecosystem of a building can work together to provide the best living experience possible. Seamless security Christian Schmitz, from Salto Systems, adds, “We have been a long-standing partner of the Co-Liv Organization as we do believe a seamless access control system helps coliving operators to create peace of mind about the safety of the property." "Adding Eagle Eye Networks means we can provide a seamless overall security solution without adding complexities with different systems that are not connected to each other.” Advantages of coliving Eagle Eye’s cloud video surveillance captures video for security purposes and provides unlimited access to artificial intelligence The advantages for the coliving industry can be best summed up with a quote from European coliving operator BaseCamp: “BaseCamp Student operates seven student housing facilities in Denmark, Germany, and Poland, with more locations coming soon. We are continuously striving to build and operate a global community focused on enhancing the student journey." "So, when we set out to find a security partner, we sought one that was willing – and able – to be as creative as our students and our spaces. We found this in Eagle Eye Networks. Its video surveillance solution captures video for security purposes, but because the video is stored in the cloud, it opens up unlimited access to valuable artificial intelligence – information that helps us and our residents make better decisions.” Benefits of video surveillance “For example, management can use data to understand which amenities are used most often, informing future designs and builds. And students can engage with the system, as well. They may want to check the laundry room in real-time to determine if machines are available." "Or pull data regarding gym occupancy before heading to work out. By using our video surveillance system creatively, we’re enhancing the spaces where our residents live, learn, work, and connect – now and in the future,” says Daniel Doherr, Managing Director for BaseCamp Student Operations. Emerging partnerships “As coliving operators around the world continue to experiment with different communal living models, the ones that are able to use technology to more efficiently achieve their goals will be at a distinct advantage when compared to their peers,” concludes Connor Moore. “At Co-Liv we believe technology providers, such as Eagle Eye Networks, are excellent partners for innovative and tech-savvy coliving companies.”
Demand for IP-connected solutions is growing, as organizations look to utilize cloud-enabled video platforms that generate benefits that go beyond that of simple surveillance alone. The worldwide video surveillance camera market is expected to almost double by 2025 compared to 2019. Adoption of smart software & systems According to analysis, much of this growth is being driven by the increasing adoption of smart camera systems and analytical software that enables video surveillance cameras to be utilized in an ever-widening arena of use cases. Indeed, the benefits of cloud-video surveillance are proving to have a high appeal for customers looking to achieve operational cost savings, initiate remote maintenance and access programs, gain in-the-moment live operational intelligence, or generate live metrics and data that enables them to work in a more responsive and timely way. Coronavirus stimulates new demand Delivering real-time monitoring of things, video surveillance systems are becoming a top requirement for many organizations Recent work-from-home restrictions, combined with the need to protect employees and the general public, have combined to provide significant impetus to a market that has seen a surge in video surveillance deployments. Delivering the efficient real-time monitoring of people, places, and things, video surveillance systems are fast becoming a top requirement for commercial and public organizations that want to maintain compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. Real-time monitoring Top use cases that emerged in 2020 include monitoring physical distancing and occupancy levels, ensuring personnel is wearing appropriate PPE, and contact tracing to reduce the risk of infection spreading in the event of an outbreak. Many of today’s systems are capable of identifying who an infected employee has spent at least 15 minutes with so they can be notified and self-quarantine. Improving the situational awareness of organizations and boosting their ability to respond should COVID-19 compliance violations occur is just the start. Organizations are also using smart video surveillance to proactively redirect foot traffic, prevent pedestrian traffic bottlenecks from occurring in public spaces, and identifying locations where cleaning teams need to be deployed to immediately sanitize areas. Making smart cities safer Utilizing data aggregated from multiple sources, the government is using networked devices to monitor everything Governments around the globe have big ambitions when it comes to making cities smarter, safer places for citizens and visitors. Utilizing data aggregated from multiple sources, they are using networked cameras and sensors to monitor everything from traffic and public transport networks, to temperature and humidity. By connecting all these data silos, they are making it easier for citizens to live their lives. Using real-time data flows, cities can address incidents that might disrupt the free-flowing movement of people and vehicles. In terms of managing the impact of commuters on public infrastructure, they can optimize parking management by directing drivers to predefined zones or predict peak demand times and coordinate public transport services accordingly. All while monitoring air pollution levels to protect the health of residents and workers. Using video surveillance systems Smart cities are also deploying intelligent video surveillance to enable emergency services to respond more effectively in real-time or to spot potential incidents and manage these to reduce the incidence of crimes. That includes detecting sounds in public spaces that may indicate criminal activity or public disorder offense, or the visual monitoring of people loitering or acting suspiciously. While the concept of the holistic smart city is still in its infancy, cities like Mexico City, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Singapore, New York, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo, and Adelaide are already striding ahead of the pack where smart city projects are concerned. Where these cities lead, others are determined to follow. Employing recognition technology The Indian government has already announced ambitious plans to build 100 new citizen-friendly and sustainable smart cities by 2023. The Indian govt has announced ambitious plans to build 100 new citizen-friendly and sustainable smart cities by 2023 Meanwhile, countries in the Asia Pacific region are expected to be the fastest-growing regions in the video surveillance market as heavy investments in smart city projects designed to boost the security of citizens proceed. Typical technologies being deployed include vehicle number plate recognition, facial recognition, people counting, retail management, and remote asset management. Emerging markets focus for Eagle Eye Alongside its continued growth in Europe, where the company has made several new hires in Germany (Malte Hollung), France (David Le Bellu), Spain (Carlos Angeles), Portugal, and the UK (David Barr) recently, Eagle Eye Networks has added Hadi Rayess as Senior Regional Director and Mike Matar, Senior Sales Engineer to launch divisions in the Middle East and Africa. In addition, Lynette Pon joined the company as Managing Director South East Asia and BK Yeoh as Senior Sales Engineer for the region. The news comes not long after the business announced a $40million investment from venture capitalist firm, Accel. Growth for Eagle Eye It has also witnessed an expansion in its internal marketing team, which Eagle Eye says will “better support and enable its customers to successfully grow their security operations”. The move comes as a result of “growing demand for cloud” offerings – one that Eagle Eye is in an ideal position to provide with its cloud-based Video Management System. In an article earlier this year, the company outlined what it believed to be the key reasons for customer shifting to cloud-based VMS systems, which include: cost savings, heightened data security, remote access, and management, flexible storage and retention, scalability, and disaster recovery.
In the early 2000s, Rishi Lodhia shared a small room with his roommate Tijmen Vos. During the second year of their studies, they worked on web applications that were well ahead of their time. It’s 2021 now, and Lodhia still shares a small space with the same guy. Besides that, everything has changed. After selling and re-buying their own global video surveillance platform from Panasonic, they are now heading Eagle Eye Networks in EMEA and are part of the global leadership team. The company, with a solid base and EMEA, headquartered in Amsterdam, is on its way to becoming a unicorn. Cloud-based video surveillance Eagle Eye Networks offers a smart, cloud-based video surveillance solution. Their software works with any connected camera, adding analytics to the recordings and an open API platform for customized applications. Their use cases range from monitoring retail and hospitality to providing AI-enabled security in banks as well as entire cities. Last year, the scaleup installed more than 13.000 cloud-managed cameras all around Mexico City, to enhance the safety of its inhabitants. Rishia Lodhia is Managing Director of Eagle Eye Networks in EMEA. His entrepreneurial adventure started long ago in Maastricht. Together with their business partner and roommate Tijmen Vos, he studied at the university. During his second year of International Business Science, Lodhia needed some cash but didn’t like the idea of getting a job. “We thought it was ridiculous to pour someone’s beer”, he recalls. So together with Vos, he started an internet business. The moment that led them to video We built web applications and custom-made online business applications and we offered to host" “We built web applications and custom-made online business applications and we offered to host. We were one of the first ones that built a good WYSIWIG-editor, an extremely intuitive Content Management System to maintain and edit your website. It was a web development company in an end-to-end way.” Lodhia and Vos built something like WordPress, WooCommerce, or Joomla well before the world would even know these companies would ever exist. “It could’ve been one of the biggest digital companies in Europe, but we saw a market in video surveillance.” That came after an ‘aha-moment Lodhia clearly remembers. One of his friends had a clothing store in Maastricht. He opened the second one in Groningen, on the other side of the country. That forced him to spend hours traveling back and forth. Lodhia, “We started thinking about what technology could do for him.” Connected cameras before they were cool Their solution: zero distance communication. “We installed a connected camera so my friend could see his store remotely. If a customer in Maastricht wanted a shirt in a different print, someone in Groningen could hold it up to the camera. And he could always see if the shelves were full and the store was set up neatly. It allowed him to run a better operation and he did not need to drive to Groningen every week.” A novelty in times before Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime. Their solution allowed cameras to be used not only for security but in many different ways Lodhia noticed the surveillance industry slowly moving away from their analog hardware. Their solution allowed cameras to be used not only for security but in many different ways. The knowledge he and Vos gained from their hosting business gave them an advantage when building their next company, CameraManager. By adding cloud technology, before the cloud was invented, they were two product lifecycles ahead of the industry, says Lodhia, “It was like launching Spotify in the era where only cassettes existed.” Moving CameraManager to Amsterdam Building a fast-growing business meant for Lodhia they had to move to the ‘center of the universe. At that time, that was Amsterdam, where CameraManager moved in 2004. The company grew globally, although Lodhia remembers it wasn’t without its struggles. “Sometimes you want to stop, but you keep an eye on the prize. Our prize was disrupting the security camera industry.” To speed up the company’s growth, Lodhia traveled to Silicon Valley in 2012, looking for capital and expanding to the US. “In the Netherlands, the whole idea of pouring a ton of money in your business and diluting your shares was not common. But we were open for it; we just wanted to achieve our goal.” In the end, it wasn’t a VC that took a seat at the board; it was Panasonic buying their entire company. Acquisition by Panasonic One of them was the world leader, Panasonic. They saw the transition from just hardware to services" “Quite some camera manufacturers approached us”, says Lodhia. “One of them was the world leader, Panasonic. They saw the transition from just hardware to services. With that synergy, we’d directly have a global network.” In 2012 Panasonic acquired CameraManager. “For two flatscreens and a waffle iron,” is Lodhia’s way of saying he won’t divulge the purchase price. “It was a significant figure.” For the first time in his life, Lodhia found himself working for a company. Despite Panasonic wanting them to ‘do their entrepreneurial thing’, even naming him CEO of Panasonic Cloud Management Services, the CameraManager team had to adapt. “The nature of a corporation is that there is a structure with a lot of rules and regulations. Otherwise, you can’t run an organization of 400,000 people. But we came in and started to explain to this 100-year-old company our product and service.”
Industry veterans Hadi Rayess and Mike Matar have joined Eagle Eye Networks in Dubai and are looking for resellers as the video surveillance industry is transforming quickly to the cloud. How it all started There have been times when cloud video surveillance was a hard sell. Bandwidth management, cost of internet lines, and the fact that video surveillance was solely a responsibility of the physical security department definitely contributed. Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director for Eagle Eye Networks in EMEA, has been through it all. He started in the security industry 15 years ago with a cloud solution and encountered a lot of pushback in those days. “In the end, the same thing happens across all industries. As a disruptor, you’re first being downplayed at before you’re taken seriously. The same thing happened in the car industry. Fifteen years ago, a diesel or gasoline car was your go-to offer if you wanted a reliable, value-keeping car. Now, within 15 years, a diesel car has become the dinosaur in the car industry, overtaken by electric and hybrid cars. And the same thing is happening in video surveillance now that the barriers for adopting cloud have been taken away and the analytics and computing power cannot be rivaled in premise-based solutions.” Global front-runner Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel made an investment to further develop its cloud and AI capabilities Lodhia and his longtime friend and companion Tijmen Vos pioneered for a long time in cloud video surveillance, but after partnering with Eagle Eye Networks in the U.S. in 2017, things really took off. Now Eagle Eye Networks is the global front-runner in smart cloud video security. Recently, the company received an investment from Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel to further develop its cloud and AI capabilities across the globe. Current trends in video surveillance A number of factors are driving the video surveillance trends in 2021. Innovation from companies like Eagle Eye Networks and the partners are front-runners and meeting the demands of customers for the video surveillance systems to provide business insights in addition to security. Combine the promise of AI and cloud video surveillance with the volatility, instability, and remote work environment of 2020, an environment where people are looking for their video surveillance and security systems to deliver more business value than ever before. The acceleration of cloud adoption and the use of analytics to provide improved security and drive business improvements will make 2021 a transformative year for the industry. Video Surveillance and Security Trends for 2021 Customers are Asking for Cloud: The shift to the benefits of the cloud in the video surveillance space are powerful and undeniable, including major cost savings, heightened data security, remote access and maintenance, flexible storage and retention, scalability, increased stability, and disaster recovery. Analytics and AI Turn Security Systems into Business Solutions: Video surveillance systems are not just for security anymore, they’re also a valuable tool for business intelligence (BI). While AI has been talked about for several years, its deployment has lagged. This year, we’ll see AI move from the lab to practical adoption. Compliance Requirements are Constantly Evolving: As video surveillance becomes a more widely adopted tool across industries and continents and more industries are using video for compliance purposes, regulating its use is becoming more prevalent. IT Departments More Engaged and Owning Video Surveillance: IT leaders have not only gotten involved in the video management system, they’re actually owning it. As part of their IT strategy, corporations are leveraging video for business process improvement while reducing unnecessary operational overhead. Demand for Open, Integrated Systems: An open and connected ecosystem makes it possible for businesses and developers to integrate any number of applications on a single video management system (VMS) platform. The platform handles all the heavy lifting of interfacing with the cameras, recording video, securely transmitting and storing video to the cloud, and making video available for use in the integrated applications. The days of vendors “locking” users into their cameras or touting “hybrid” systems (which require upgrades to vendor hardware to get new features) will not be accepted. User experience as a key factor to adopt solutions: User is the king. Ease of use, intuitive user interface, low latency connection, compatibility across several devices… rocket science at the reach of anyone thanks to a rewarding user experience. Expanding rapidly Eagle Eye Networks is adding 100 people to the team across the world In short, exciting times are ahead for cloud video surveillance and Eagle Eye Networks. Eagle Eye Networks is adding 100 people to the team across the world. Recently, industry leader David Barr joined the company as Enterprise Sales Manager in EMEA and Regional Sales Managers have been added in Spain, Portugal, France, and Germany. Furthermore, the company is expanding rapidly in the Asia Pacific and LATAM. For the Middle East and Africa, Hadi Rayess joined as Senior Sales Director and Mike Matar as Senior Sales Engineer. A game-changer “In my 20 years of experience in the security industry, the convergence to cloud in video surveillance is a game-changer and can be compared to the shift from Analog to IP Cameras. Eagle Eye Networks is a frontrunner when it comes to Cloud Video Surveillance with datacentres across the world and a cyber secure by design platform.” “In addition, the fact that Eagle Eye Networks can work with over 3500 camera models and operates as an open platform is giving benefits to the industry compared to systems that are closed and require dedicated hardware. The Middle East and Africa don’t have legacy systems in place and can benefit directly to jump on Cloud for safe and flexible video surveillance. We are looking for resellers that want to help shape this trend,” adds Lodhia. Growth and adaption “To announce this launch in The Middle East and Africa is yet another step in the growth path of Eagle Eye Networks. From our Amsterdam office, we have been able to spread the Cloud video surveillance message across the EMEA region for a long time but it is great to have local people on the ground now that can onboard local resellers and end-users that will benefit from the advantages of our solution.” “When I hear that even Police forces are delighted with our solution as they don’t have to use a USB stick anymore to download video from a local recorder but immediately get the video via Whatsapp or email, then you know you are on the right track. We will keep supporting the team from Amsterdam. Cloud is becoming the standard for video surveillance and I am looking forward to see how the new economies of the world will adapt to this quickly.” closes Rishi.
Eagle Eye Networks, the global front-runner in smart cloud video security, has appointed David Barr as Enterprise Sales Manager for Europe to build the Enterprise Market Segment throughout the region. David has 30 years of experience in the security industry, joining Eagle Eye Networks after 17 years with Xtralis ADPRO, which in recent years was acquired by Honeywell. Responsibilities In his new role, David will work with Eagle Eye Networks global and EMEA end users and partners to develop their strategy, as the security market transitions from an on-premise recorder market to a true cloud market for video surveillance. Hybrid on-premise and cloud solution “This change isn’t happening overnight, but the great thing about Eagle Eye Networks is the possibility to start with a hybrid on-premise and cloud solution where clients can immediately see benefits of the cloud without investing in new hardware,” said David. “Eagle Eye Networks works with more than 3,500 existing analog or IP cameras, and even DVRs can be directly connected to the cloud." "This is a gamechanger for companies that want to upgrade their video surveillance, migrate to the cloud for additional cybersecurity, and better manage their operations in a multi-site environment.” API integrations and open platform capabilities Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director for the region, added, "The creation of this new role and the experience David brings to Eagle Eye Networks illustrates the company’s continued commitment and growth to support Enterprise customers within the region.” “Enterprise customers are transitioning rapidly to the cloud due to our easy API integrations and open platform capabilities."
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, has raised $40 million of Series E funding from venture capital firm Accel to continue its growth and expand its technology leadership. Eagle Eye is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) on its true cloud platform to dramatically reshape video surveillance and improve safety, security, operations, and customer service for businesses around the world. Video surveillance systems have multiple security features, such as motion detection and standard analytics. However, these systems require either monotonous monitoring or a meticulous manual review after each triggered event to extract useful information. Cloud video surveillance Similarly, business operations analytics are still in early development. “There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage AI and alter the very nature of video surveillance,” said Dean Drako, Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Eagle Eye Networks now has the means and the technology to enable cloud video surveillance to transform how companies manage security and business operations, in the same way self-driving/electric cars are transforming transportation.” Smart cloud video surveillance with privacy and cybersecurity protections will make the world much safer" “Ultimately, smart cloud video surveillance with appropriate privacy and cybersecurity protections will make the world much safer, for example: detecting dangers such as weapons, erratic driving, active robberies, and traffic accidents. Furthermore,” continued Drako, “It will help businesses provide better service by reducing wait lines, ensuring displays are organized and stores clean, and assuring product quality.” Deploying new analytics Sameer Gandhi, Partner at Accel added, “Eagle Eye Networks pioneered the video surveillance industry’s move to the cloud, and AI applications will drive the industry’s next transformation. Eagle Eye is in the pole position to make this happen. Its true cloud technology puts Eagle Eye in a unique position to instantly deploy new analytics breakthroughs. Dean Drako’s track record, proven with Eagle Eye and previously as founder of Barracuda Networks, speaks for itself.” The Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management System (VMS) is a simply smarter cloud video surveillance solution, purpose-built to help businesses improve safety, security, operations, and customer service. Tens of thousands of companies in more than 90 countries around the globe have moved their video surveillance to the cloud with Eagle Eye VMS. Comprehensive central management Customers choose Eagle Eye Cloud VMS for its comprehensive central management, cloud reliability and redundancy Customers, including multi-family residences, smart cities, schools, hospitals, hotels, logistics, restaurants, and retail shops trust Eagle Eye for actionable business intelligence and proactive security. Customers choose Eagle Eye Cloud VMS for its comprehensive central management, cloud reliability and redundancy, cost savings, and its open API video platform that provides a vast number of third-party integrations. Customers appreciate Eagle Eye’s inherent cyber secure design and extensive video encryption to protect their data and privacy. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS works with thousands of industry cameras and does not require customers to ‘rip and replace’ their existing infrastructure. Eagle Eye Networks, together with its partner Brivo, provide a seamless solution for cloud video surveillance and facility access control. Brivo is a pioneer in cloud facility access control. Cloud video security The Eagle Eye API allows for seamless integration with partners like Brivo and others making Eagle Eye Cloud VMS the only platform robust enough to power the future of video surveillance. Eagle Eye Networks has grown rapidly in EMEA both organically and through the 2017 acquisition of Camera Manager whose founders, Rishi Lodhia and Tijmen Vos launched the first true cloud video security offering in 2004 and continue to drive the company's European growth and innovative product development. The Eagle Eye Networks European headquarters in Amsterdam, provides an attractive mix of elements crucial for success, including innovative technology founders who share Drako’s bold vision, drive and demonstrated leadership. “We were the first to introduce cloud video surveillance to the market and this step is fast tracking our growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks Managing Director for EMEA. Video surveillance industry The adoption of true cloud video surveillance and powerful AI is driving an acceleration of the business globally" “The adoption of true cloud video surveillance and powerful AI is driving an acceleration of the business globally, but especially in EMEA. It gives us the ability to help give businesses the intelligence they need and protect people’s privacy without compromising safety and security.” The company expects to add roles across Europe to support the growth and customer success with the adoption of the cloud and AI powered video surveillance. “In more than two decades in the video surveillance industry, I have heard people talk about revolutionizing the market and taking it to the next level, but only Eagle Eye Networks has truly delivered on that promise,” added John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking at Imperial Capital. “While Eagle Eye Networks’ vision as the first cloud native solution was compelling previously, the changes 2020 brought about through business disruption related to COVID-19 make Eagle Eye’s products and services even more desirable. Eagle Eye’s focus on the customer and commitment to innovation create a foundation that makes its cloud and AI enhanced offerings for video surveillance a focus for security specific executives and the C-suite alike.”
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance and Corepixel, one of Sweden’s Value Added Security Distributors, announces they have expanded the worldwide distribution of Eagle Eye Cloud VMS through a strategic distribution partnership. “We are proud to be partnering with Corepixel,” stated Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “The transition from on-site to cloud-based video surveillance systems is taking root in the European marketplace and we are excited to work with Corepixel to reach more customers. In the Americas and Asia we have seen accelerated growth in cloud surveillance subscriptions and we’re confident the same shift is taking place in the minds of security and IT professionals in Sweden.” Solves Trending Issues The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS is designed for the cyber-security conscious customer seeking maximum flexibility in their choice of cameras and deployments. It eliminates the headaches of traditional surveillance systems because there is no software to buy, install, or maintain. Customers benefit immediately from the continuous release of new features and cyber updates because of the cloud delivery model. After extensive evaluation we concluded that Eagle Eye Networks is the strongest player in cloud video surveillance" “We are very enthusiastic about offering a video solution in Sweden that solves trending issues like cyber security threats, GDPR compliance and multisite manageability. We have been searching for a long time for a cyber-secure, scalable and open solution for our partners and their end users,” said Johan Rosdahl, CEO of Corepixel. “After extensive evaluation we concluded that Eagle Eye Networks is the strongest player in cloud video surveillance, and the only provider of a true cloud video surveillance system.” Significantly Enhance Service Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks’ Managing Director for EMEA, is leading the Eagle Eye Networks growth program in the region: “Appointing Corepixel as a distributor offers Eagle Eye Networks dealers a variety of value added services: support in Swedish, inventory in Sweden, and a partner for cloud based video solutions. Our partnership will significantly enhance the service to our Swedish Dealers.” Eagle Eye Networks’ investments to build a global footprint of Data Centres and 24/7 support has enabled its customers to deploy surveillance video systems at their sites around the world while maintaining consistency and cyber security.
Eagle Eye Networks announced the addition of a data center in Germany expanding its global network of video surveillance data centers. The new data center is located in Frankfurt and will support customers across the European Union as well as German customers’ GDPR requirements to store video within Germany. With this new addition, Eagle Eye Networks now operates EU data centers in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands. Eagle Eye also operates data centers in California, Texas, Canada, Japan, India, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Providing maximum data security The Eagle Eye Cloud video surveillance system (VMS) is the leading global cloud-based video solution addressing the needs of businesses, alarm companies, security integrators, and individuals. Eagle Eye’s state of the art infrastructure has been specifically designed for high volume video traffic, processing, storage and is managed directly by Eagle Eye personnel to provide maximum security, performance, and availability. Adding a local data center in Frankfurt is evidence of our commitment to the German market as well as our commitment to adhere to localized privacy and regulatory requirements" Eagle Eye Networks is committed to expanding rapidly in the German market. Eagle Eye’s commitment is evidenced by the addition of a data center in Frankfurt, along with the German translation of all product interfaces. “Eagle Eye takes privacy and data security very seriously,” stated Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks’ Managing Director for EMEA. “Adding a local data center in Frankfurt is evidence of our commitment to the German market as well as our commitment to adhere to localized privacy and regulatory requirements.” Key features of the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS: Complete Privacy Encryption. Eagle Eye Networks’ encrypted video recording – both at rest and in transit – keeps customers compliant with privacy regulations. The Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS is compatible with a wide array of IP and analog cameras, allowing companies to retrofit old systems with cloud video surveillance system when their existing DVR or VMS needs replacement. Secure remote access. With smartphone usage overtaking laptop usage in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, secure remote access is critical. The Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS has cyber-secure access from all iOS and Android mobile apps and from all major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Exhibiting at Security Essen 2018 Eagle Eye Networks operates its European headquarters in Amsterdam, NL, and has offices in Austin, Texas US, and Tokyo, JP. Eagle Eye Networks will be exhibiting at Essen Security 2018 at stand 7C24.
Eagle Eye Networks announced it has integrated Eagle Eye NuboCam - a mobile camera that connects over 4G/LTE or WiFi - into the Eagle Eye CameraManager cloud video platform. Eagle Eye CameraManager is the ideal video solution for small and medium sized businesses seeking an affordable, quality cloud solution with small camera counts. Eagle Eye CameraManager certified resellers and customers have requested mobile monitoring solutions. “The combination of a mobile connection and Eagle Eye CameraManager brings mobile video monitoring to the CameraManager professional video management software.” says Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, “Now both remote and temporary locations can be monitored without limitations.” Features Of Eagle Eye NuboCam The Eagle Eye NuboCam connects to 4G/LTE mobile networks or WiFi, providing connectivity at all times. Eagle Eye NuboCam features include: Night Vision: View video clearly at night or in the dark or when events are triggered by the PIR-motion detector. Two-Way Audio: Have two-way conversations via the built-in speaker and microphone. Smart Detection: Receive only relevant notifications with the Smart Object Detection feature. Outdoor Ready: Use either indoor and outdoor applications due to weatherproofing (IP-64). Mobile Video Monitoring Solution “We can now empower our Channel and end users with the freedom, flexibility and mobility of a 4G/LTE monitoring solution. With the integration of our 4G/LTE NuboCam into our Cloud video platform CameraManager, this true Mobile Video Monitoring solution is going to lead to new, unique applications.” says Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director of Eagle Eye Networks EMEA. All Eagle Eye NuboCam’s come SIM-lock free and run on all European Mobile Operators. Additionally, Eagle Eye Networks will also be offering connectivity with various data plans with European coverage in combination with its cloud service.
Hikvision UK & Ireland, a global manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, and Eagle Eye Networks, a worldwide provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, announced a technology partnership to deliver customers a seamless and cyber secure cloud video surveillance solution. Dean Drako, CEO and founder of Eagle Eye Networks stated, “We are pleased to expand our global relationship with Hikvision by partnering with Hikvision UK to serve customers in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland seeking a more cyber-secure surveillance solution.” Camera Cyber Lockdown Camera Cyber Lockdown feature increases security of video surveillance systems, reduces risk, and minimizes camera maintenance Eagle Eye’s Camera Cyber Lockdown blocks cameras from communicating with the Internet, blocks attacks from reaching cameras, and will not allow any Trojans ex-filtration. The Camera Cyber Lockdown feature greatly increases the security of video surveillance systems, reduces risk, and minimizes camera maintenance. While the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS works with hundreds of manufacturer’s cameras, the Hikvision UK partnership is a valuable benefit to customers who don’t have the IT resources to constantly monitor and address cyber threats entering their network through devices attached to their surveillance system. “We are also excited about the partnership with Eagle Eye Networks,” stated Jens Berthelsen, Global Partner Alliance Manager for Hikvision Europe. “Eagle Eye Networks is the leader in secure, cloud-based video surveillance solutions and the combination of our cameras with their cloud provides great scalability and price/performance.” Integrate of HD-TVI camera technology with the Eagle Eye Security Cloud VMS enables customers and channel partners to reduce operating costs System Deployment Eagle Eye Networks’ investments to build a global footprint of Data Centres has enabled its customers to easily deploy surveillance video systems at their sites around the world while maintaining consistency and cyber security. The United Kingdom Preferred Technology Partnership announcement follows the recent news of Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks working together to integrate HD-TVI camera technology in to the Eagle Eye Security Cloud VMS, enabling customers and channel partners to reduce operating costs by utilising existing coaxial cabling while upgrading to high-definition video surveillance systems. HD-TVI Camera Integration Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks’ Managing Director for EMEA, is leading the Eagle Eye Networks growth program in the region and noted the alignment between Hikvision UK’s and Eagle Eye Networks’ reseller programs. “The Hikvision dealers in the UK are an extremely capable group of industry professionals and they’re very attentive to cyber security and GDPR compliance. The use of Hikvision cameras and Turbo recorders with Eagle Eye Networks’ cloud bridges and subscriptions is a future-proof marriage.”
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