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Qognify’s Umbrella lowers total cost of ownership for video surveillance end users

by Brian Sims

Qognify – the technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management solutions – has launched Umbrella. The new web-based management platform leverages significant cost savings for end users by managing large distributed video surveillance systems centrally in the cloud.

In recent years, video surveillance projects have become larger and more complex, demanding more resources and increasing operational costs. Altering the configuration of multiple sites is time-consuming, while monitoring the health status of all servers and cameras across every location is a challenge.

As a consequence, host organisations frequently overspend on technical expertise and unnecessary licenses, as well as potentially exposing themselves to regulatory risk.

Qognify solves these challenges with the launch of Umbrella – a management solution which is fully integrated with the company’s Cayuga video management software (VMS). The web-based Umbrella can be hosted in the cloud (including Microsoft Azure and AWS) as well as on premise.

Once installed, Umbrella provides a consolidated view of all servers and cameras across every connected installation, highlighting those which require attention. Furthermore, if any company-wide changes are required to be made to how the video system operates (eg due to changes in regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation), they can be configured and rolled-out remotely and immediately.

Umbrella is perfectly suited for organisations in the banking, retail, logistics and transportation sectors which operate large-scale branch networks with hundreds of sites and thousands of cameras to be managed and place a premium on their physical security strategy.

Chen Porat (vice-president of R&D at Qognify) commented: “Centralising system monitoring, administration and license management through Umbrella enables organisations to be more proactive and effective in the way they operate and maintain their surveillance camera networks, regardless of scale or complexity.”

Steve Shine, CEO of Qognify, added: “Umbrella shows our commitment to the delivery of truly enterprise-class video solutions. Launching Umbrella, we want to fundamentally change the way in which organisations deploy, use and manage technology to protect people, customers, assets and infrastructure.”

Umbrella is now available to all organisations using the company’s Cayuga VMS.

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