One thing that jumped out during the first day of the annual ISC West event in Las Vegas was the aggressive evolution of mobile devices – especially video, where app development and systems integration efforts are looking to not only benefit the end user, but the integrators hoping for new recurring monthly revenue streams.
It doesn’t seem to matter whether customers are grabbing existing off-the-shelf technology or developing enterprise level apps from the ground up, the future seems to point to tablets and smartphones being the migration path for data interfaces. In fact, most research says that the number of users accessing the web for some sort of security application could reach close to 50 percent heading into 2014.
“When we first launched our video solutions close to a decade ago, the marketplace was not ready to embrace any type of out-sourced or hosted video solutions. And there was nothing out there that really addressed mobile applications,” said David Ly, President and CEO of Iveda Solutions, a cloud video hosting service provider and VSaaS company based in Mesa, Ariz. exhibiting at ISC West. “We were trying to penetrate a world that had a physical security mindset when it came to video.”
But like several technology vendors such as Panasonic and Mobotix, Iveda hopes to ride the migration wave of cloud-based solutions that empower the growth of mobile video applications.
Iveda’s Solutions’ cloud-hosting platform allows multiple instances of live video to be simultaneously recorded and broadcasted in real-time, and allows for client sharing using a web-based online viewer. Live video can also be shared with other authorized users by downloading the IvedaMobile Viewer app on their iPhone, iPad and supported Android devices.
“We designed IvedaMobile to be a very flexible mobile app that can be scaled to fit any customer’s specific needs,” said Ly. “Whether they have two mobile devices, or 200 or more, our solutions can put the power of the cloud in the palm of the hand of any user. Today’s business models have to be as innovative as the needs of our customers.”
To that end the IvedaMobile solutions also provides RMR opportunities to systems integrators as they can partner with the vendor to offer service subscription to the user instead of full system deployment that would require continuous maintenance. Ly said that his solution simply leverages the growing power of the smartphone market.
For Panasonic, which is showcasing a new solution at ISC West that enables remote viewing and control of Panasonic IP-based i-PRO surveillance cameras and recorders using Panasonic Toughpad tablets, the evolving mobile video market plays into their revamped security and evidence capture business unit.
The Mobile Security Control Room solutions combine the rugged mobility of Toughpad tablets with Panasonic’s line of surveillance technology, providing a robust mobile platform for comprehensive monitoring of businesses, schools, hospitals and other facilities.
The new solutions provide wireless remote access to both live and recorded surveillance feeds, and the ability to reposition and control pan-tilt-zoom cameras, via fully-rugged Toughpad tablets. The tablets’ durable design allows users to wirelessly access their video surveillance network no matter where their work takes them – including outdoors or in warehouses, commercial kitchens, machine rooms or other harsh environments. Each Toughpad features 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and optional embedded 4G LTE or 3G mobile broadband, providing for near-limitless mobility.
“This new solution is a great example of Panasonic’s longstanding commitment to helping our customers become more productive, more connected and more innovative,” said Greg Peratt, Panasonic video solutions integration team senior director. “By providing remote access to surveillance monitoring and control via our new rugged, enterprise-grade Toughpad tablets, we’ve put the security operations center in the palm of our customers’ hands, providing the mobility that today’s business environments demand while maximizing the flexibility and efficiency that keep facilities protected and secure.”