LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 11, 2013 – Honeywell’s newest version of its award-winning, hosted-video system gives companies a greater range of options for storing their critical surveillance clips, an especially important requirement for businesses that must comply with stringent security regulations. MAXPRO Cloud 3.0 is the latest example of how businesses can use the cloud to streamline operations and more-effectively control costs.
Approximately 74 percent of businesses already use cloud-based services, according to Avanade Research and Insights, and Honeywell estimates hosted video can save users about $1,500 annually by eliminating annual costs associated with software updates, system administration and other items.
MAXPRO Cloud 3.0 allows companies to easily expand video storage capabilities as needed, and the latest system features online tools that enables users to more easily manage surveillance across multiple sites, and sift through clips faster.
“Customers are faced with many challenges when it comes to managing their surveillance systems – everything from multiple recording devices, locations and passwords, to lost video, complicated maintenance and difficulties in training employees to use the equipment,” said John Smith, channel marketing manager, Honeywell Security Group. “MAXPRO Cloud was designed to help alleviate those pain points, and these new enhancements make it easier to manage multiple systems, update the technology through the cloud, and provide reliable, long-term protection.”
The newest version of MAXPRO Cloud is among the first in the security industry to offer a combination of local storage, USB-based storage, a networked attached storage (NAS) appliance, and cloud-based backup. This gives companies such as small businesses more options to continuously store their HD video locally while backing up their most important events in the cloud.
Other enhancements include a new notification manager that helps security personnel make more-informed and faster decisions when responding to alarms. For example, the system can email video clip links to users to help them determine proper responses. It can also help security dealers provide proactive service by alerting them to system-health issues such as camera loss, communications loss, local hard drive failure, and more. Additionally, the system now features a digital dashboard interface that simplifies the process of managing multiple sites by allowing users to see all locations from a single view.
MAXPRO Cloud – which won multiple awards in 2012 from security industry publications and associations – can also help dealers lower service costs by providing automatic system updates so dealers won’t need to deploy installers to upgrade customer units whenever new software features are released.
“Statistics show the majority of companies today are already using some form of cloud-based service, which means the type of functionality we’re offering is steadily becoming the norm,” Smith said. “Cloud-based services are undoubtedly becoming a bigger part of the security industry, and we expect to see more services besides video move in this direction. Technology like MAXPRO Cloud will give end users the chance to scale their security systems as their needs change and installation professionals the opportunity to grow as those services are added.”
Honeywell will demonstrate MAXPRO Cloud 3.0 at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 10-12. For more information, please visit www.maxprocloud.com.