Why Are Retailers Turning to a Hybrid Cloud Model?

September 24th, 2020



From employee theft, shoplifting and break-ins, to identity theft and inventory loss, retailers require a video security system that can record and store video evidence – without risk of it being tampered with or stolen. Learn why retailers are turning to a hybrid cloud video surveillance model to secure their video footage and securely protect their business.

What is a Hybrid Cloud Security System?

By deploying cloud-enabled cameras to your existing on-premise system, this ensures critical areas, like slippery surfaces and cash registers, are monitored with uninterrupted, off-premise storage. Adding a hybrid cloud model is an excellent option for retailers who want greater flexibility and security with their video footage.

Hybrid Cloud Security Benefit: Enhanced, Off-Premise Security 

Whether you operate from a single or multi-site retail business, cloud-enabled cameras can solve storage limitations and ensure your footage won’t be stolen or tampered with.

One of the most significant risks to retailers is data loss. Although an on-site recorder offers the benefit of a hands-on security system, it also causes greater vulnerability when it comes to your video evidence. Because your data is stored on-site, numerous factors can result in it being tampered with. Just one disgruntled employee or break-in can result in a damaged or destroyed recorder or your hardware malfunctioning – resulting in serious down-time while it gets replaced. From a security, liability, and compliance perspective, the replacement of hardware, labor costs, and lost time can result in both a short-term loss and long-term expense.

Alibi Cloud VS removes all the risks and vulnerabilities of an on-premise security system by providing a powerful off-premise solution for your video evidence. Once your cameras are installed, your data is transmitted to a tier-4 off-site data center, offering the same protection that major financial institutions use to store your banking information.

Hybrid Cloud Security Benefit: Stay in Compliance With Greater Flexibility   

Some industries have special considerations to adhere to when it comes to video security, like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) financial institutions and retail. Over time, adding more locations, increasing your staff, and broadening your service offerings requires a scalable solution to keep up with ever-changing compliance laws.

For businesses that don’t want to change their entire on-premise system for the cloud, the hybrid cloud model is ideal – providing you with the flexibility to add a few cloud cameras in areas where state law requires surveillance. As compliance laws change, or you add more locations, the cloud provides the flexibility to increase your cloud camera count when and where you need it.  

Hybrid Cloud Benefit: A Simplified Approach to Maintenance 

Ensuring your on-premise recorder is at optimal health during its life cycle requires server upgrades, security camera hardware and hard drive health monitoring for each location. As a retail business grows, this becomes a more complex and time-consuming undertaking from both an operational and financial perspective. 

Alibi Cloud VS solutions provide continuous operational upkeep for you. Because your data is managed in an off-site data center, there are no on-site recording devices to manage or firmware updates to maintain. Cloud VS dramatically reduces your up-front and operational costs from start to finish. Additionally, you’ll have access to our U.S. based support team who collectively has more than 100 years of experience in the security industry.  Eliminating these management requirements will provide you with more time to focus on running your business – while reducing your total cost of ownership.  

Deploy Cloud VS in your most critical areas, including:

  • Each cashier’s station or cash register where transactions are handled
  • Bar area, or any area where slippery floors are common, and slip-and-falls can occur
  • Entrances/exits
  • Parking lots
  • Management office
  • Outside the restrooms (common for shoplifters to grab, hide items under clothing and go)
  • Where valuables are kept (cash, pharmaceuticals, valuable items for sale)

About Alibi Cloud VS 

Alibi Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, the Alibi Cloud offers 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility, and unlimited cameras, users, and locations for an entirely scalable and streamlined solution.

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