cloud video surveillance and access control

In recent years, cloud-based security systems have become increasingly popular among organizations of all sizes. Cloud video surveillance and access control are two technologies that have revolutionized the way organizations manage their security systems. By integrating these two technologies, organizations can create a more efficient and effective security system that can protect their assets, employees, and customers.

Cloud video surveillance

Cloud video surveillance is a technology that allows organizations to monitor their premises using cameras that are connected to the internet. These cameras capture live footage and store it on cloud servers, allowing authorized personnel to access the footage from anywhere, at any time, using a secure login.

Cloud video surveillance offers several benefits over traditional surveillance systems, including:

Scalability: Cloud video surveillance systems can easily scale up or down to meet the needs of the organization, without requiring expensive hardware upgrades.

Cost-effective: Cloud video surveillance eliminates the need for onsite servers and maintenance, which can significantly reduce the cost of the system.

Remote access: Authorized personnel can access the surveillance footage from anywhere, at any time, using a secure login.

Cloud access control

Access control, on the other hand, is a security technology that allows organizations to control who has access to their premises. This technology can be in the form of card readers, biometric scanners, or other authentication methods. With access control, organizations can restrict access to certain areas of their premises, monitor employee activity, and keep track of who enters and exits their premises.

Real-time access control: Cloud access control allows organizations to grant or revoke access to specific areas in real-time, providing them with greater control over their premises.

Centralized management: Cloud access control allows organizations to manage access control for multiple locations from a centralized system, reducing the complexity of managing multiple systems.

Increased security: Cloud access control provides organizations with a more secure access control system, as it eliminates the need for physical keys and allows for remote deactivation of access credentials in case of a security breach.



Individually, video surveillance and access control are effective ways to secure facilities, but together, they’re exponentially more powerful. Together, video surveillance and access control can manage the increasing number and complex nature of threats that organizations face.

Here are some ways in which cloud video surveillance and access control can be integrated:

Real-time monitoring. By integrating cloud video surveillance with access control, organizations can monitor who is entering and leaving their premises in real-time. This can help them identify any unauthorized access attempts and take appropriate action.

Video verification. With cloud video surveillance, organizations can verify the identity of anyone who tries to access their premises. This can be done by using the live footage from the cameras to match the face of the person with their access control credentials.

Remote access. Cloud video surveillance allows authorized personnel to access live footage from anywhere, at any time, using a secure login. This means that security personnel can monitor the premises remotely and respond quickly to any security threats.

Alarm notifications. By integrating cloud video surveillance and access control, organizations can set up alarms that notify security personnel when someone tries to access a restricted area. This can help organizations prevent security breaches before they happen.

Historical data analysis. Cloud video surveillance allows organizations to store footage for extended periods of time. By integrating this technology with access control, organizations can analyze historical data to identify patterns in employee behavior, detect security breaches, and improve their security protocols.

Reduced costs. By using cloud-based technologies, organizations can avoid the high costs of hardware and maintenance associated with traditional security systems.

Motorola Solutions has recently introduced Avigilon Alta, a cloud-based security suite that unifies video surveillance and access control.

Formerly known as Ava Security and Openpath, Avigilon Alta combines Ava’s cutting-edge video security capabilities with Openpath’s award-winning access control solution into one cloud-based platform that allows you to control your security from anywhere via a browser or mobile device.

You have the option of building a fully cloud-native system with cloud-enabled hardware, or to connect Avigilon Alta with your existing cameras and readers — giving them cloud capabilities and access to AI-powered analytics.

Give us a call at (425) 771-1166 or send us an email at for more information on Avigilon Alta.

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