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14/10/2021

Ava launches cloud storage facility

London, UK and Orlando, Fl (USA)

At the recent GSX show in Orlando, Florida, Ava Security launched the new Ava Cloud Storage solution, enabling customers to back up their video footage intelligently in the cloud, ensuring a reliable, affordable, and easy to access archive for as long as they need.

Previously, storing video security data has often been difficult, expensive, and vulnerable. Organisations have struggled to select the footage that is important to store and have been forced to spend more time and money backing up everything.

With Ava Cloud Storage, customers can easily archive important video footage, anomalies, saved clips, and alarms. This allows organisations access to important video from anywhere and at all times, even during network outages or when cameras have been damaged or stolen.

Organisations can intelligently configure their own rules and settings for when video footage is stored in the cloud. For example, they can set cloud storage for footage for certain cameras, at specific times of day, when certain events happen. It also allows users to upload at lower speeds during peak hours or choose time frames when the bandwidth is less congested.

Customers no longer need to gather all footage 24/7 and can be smarter in their approach to video storage. This is because Ava Cloud Storage leverages the machine learning-based Smart Recording feature to determine which activities or events are interesting - for example, footage containing people or vehicles - and should be backed up in the cloud rather than customers archiving everything. Ava Cloud Storage is also secured through end-to-end encryption, single sign-on, and two-factor authentication instead of the vulnerable firewalls of on-premises storage solutions.

Later this year, customers will also be able to use their own storage. Ava is unique in being compatible with third-party storage providers, both cloud and on-premises, through Ava Storage Connect.

"With the overwhelming amounts of data generated every day from security cameras, organisations can find it difficult to determine what is truly important. This means they end up wasting time and money archiving every minute of videos instead of the important parts that could have an impact. This is where Ava Cloud Storage comes in. It is an intelligent, adaptable solution that fits into a company’s security needs, with no need to rip and replace. It also uses machine learning to give companies their time back by helping them understand what footage is important to save and then ensures that data is secure and always accessible," said Sam Lancia, Head of Video Engineering & Co-Founder at Ava Security.

The openness that Ava offers means that any camera is capable of Ava Cloud Storage through Ava Aware, including all Ava Cameras and third-party cameras supported through the Ava Cloud Connector. For ease of flexibility and use, Ava Cloud Storage has licensing options that allow companies to pay for the storage they need when they need it without the burden of hardware maintenance and upgrade costs.  Further information is available in a white paper produced by Ava Security.


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