Surveillance

Bifrost Cloud enables organizations to maintain massive video collections in the cloud with endless affordability, instant accessibility, and powerful security.

Industry Use Case

Video cameras are seemingly everywhere these days. Advances in IP video surveillance hardware and software coupled with increasing concerns for public safety has fueled an unprecedented rise in fixed and mobile video surveillance adoption in law enforcement, cities, retail locations, airports, large venues, and workplaces around the globe.

It’s estimated that the average person is captured on surveillance more than 75 times per day. A single day of video surveillance collects petabytes (PB) of data worldwide —and that number is constantly increasing. The sheer volume and size of high-resolution video being recorded has many organizations struggling to adapt to their growing storage requirements.

Cost Savings

At 90% less than AWS S3, store more video for longer at much lower cost. Receive pay-as-you grow scalability and ensure no hidden fees for moving data in and out of the cloud.

Industry-leading Availability

Gain instant accessibility to video files whenever you need it. Bifrost Cloud’s storage solution offers the highest level of resilience and availability in the market.

Data Security

Configure storage buckets to be immutable. Video files written to that bucket cannot be altered in any way

High-Resolution Images Mean Larger Data Storage Bills

Camera resolution continues to improve every year. That’s good news when you need to zoom in on an image for facial recognition, or to read a license plate. But it’s bad news for the budget because higher resolutions equate to larger data files. Every time you double the number of pixels along the x and y-axes, you quadruple the number of pixels in the image and the amount of space required to store it.

Dealing with the High Cost of Storage

How do organizations typically cope with the growing cost of storage? The same way they did in the analog days of VHS tapes: they delete stored data and record over it. It’s a compromise between controlling costs and losing potentially valuable information.

In shopping malls and large retail stores, video surveillance had largely been used by security as a loss prevention, investigation, and theft deterrence tool. Today, the C-suite and marketing departments are leveraging networked video systems to make better business decisions. By analyzing real-time and stored video data, retailers can track customer behavior and traffic patterns to improve store layouts, evaluate promotional campaigns, enhance merchandising displays, and increase employee efficiency and customer service.

Unfortunately, one of the greatest obstacles standing in their way is the cost of storing all of these very large video files.

Stricter Regulations mean Video Must be Stored for Longer Periods, Tighter airport security and widespread cases of critical footage turning up missing or edited due to poor storage handling have regulatory bodies calling for surveillance videos to be retained for longer periods of time—in some cases, indefinitely. Airport guidelines require that “events” (defined as thefts, reported injuries, or conflicts) captured on video be stored for seven or more years. A typical airport captures between 20 and 40 events a day. If each event is ten minutes long and captured on ten cameras, that turns out to be 360-720 GB per day that has to be stored for a minimum of seven years!

Bifrost Cloud Deliver Scalable and Cost Effective Storage Solutions For Video Surveillance

Bifrost Cloud storage offers a true pay-as-you-grow solution to address new small, medium, or big surveillance implementations. This enables you to avoid substantial capital expenditures for storage acquisition as well as costly maintenance, training, and hardware and software upgrades.

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