3 Key Benefits of Cloud vs. On-Premise Video Security Systems

February 13th, 2020

Security is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and it’s become easier than ever to incorporate video surveillance into a security plan. Making sure it meets local network security requirements, ensures video footage retention and is a long-term, cost-effective solution are important factors in your final selection. Our three-point checklist covers the key benefits of cloud vs. traditional on-premise video surveillance.

Cloud Benefit #1: Enhanced Security & Safety

Having a secure network requires constant upkeep. With a traditional system, end-users are responsible for monitoring cybersecurity threats caused by operating systems and open ports. With Alibi Cloud VS, there aren't any open ports or on-site firewalls to monitor, and software and firmware updates are automatically taken care of behind-the-scenes. Compared to on-premise security, Alibi Cloud VS offers a lower maintenance solution for staying secure.

Cloud Benefit #2: Data Redundancy

Redundancy challenges are one of the biggest security threats facing on-premise systems. Typically caused by vandalism, hardware failures or an unstable network, data loss is reduced by bringing in an IT Director or by purchasing a duplicate server. With Alibi Cloud VS, there aren't any on-site recorders to worry about or high overhead costs to manage. Your data is simply uploaded and stored off-site in a tier-4 data center with triple redundancy. Eliminating the risk of damaged equipment and lost data allows users the benefit of a high level of security that on-premise systems can’t offer.

Cloud Benefit #3: Total Cost of Ownership

One of the biggest differences between on-premise and cloud security is its total cost of ownership. With on-premise security systems, there are hardware replacements and cybersecurity updates to manage. Ongoing fees can include: router configuration, operating system backups, OS security patches, IT staff training, and video backup. These extra fees can quickly add up – costing a business more money and resources than they originally bargained on.

With Alibi Cloud VS, there’s no hardware to replace or cybersecurity upgrades to keep track of. Unlike the ongoing costs of a traditional system, Alibi Cloud VS requires just a one-time, up-front expense, along with a monthly subscription. With this comes the benefit of a fully secure surveillance system that runs on auto-pilot. From software upgrades to the total cost of ownership, cloud security is the most cost-effective option.

About Alibi Cloud VS

Alibi Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, the Alibi Cloud offers 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility and unlimited cameras, users and locations for a perfectly scalable and streamlined solution.

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"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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