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ControlByNet Showcases Cloud-Based Hosted Video Surveillance Solution at CAI Annual Conference and Exposition

  (May 03, 2011)

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 03, 2011

ControlByNet, (CBN), a leader in cloud-based, hosted video security surveillance solutions, is showcasing its solutions for home owners associations and property managers at the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition. Displayed in booth 813, CBN's no DVR-needed product offerings allow HOA board members the ability to monitor the community with a unified, cloud-based, hosted video surveillance solution. It also provides a centralized access solution for property managers and management companies to put multiple communities under one umbrella. ControlByNet has developed Ditch DVRs: Take it to the Cloud: Five Reasons to Make the Move to help CIA attendees understand the benefits of hosted video surveillance.

"With all the TV coverage about broken or stolen DVRs at crime scenes, we decided to compile Five Reasons to Make the Move to help educate HOAs and property managers on the benefits of hosted video security surveillance. There is still a learning gap when it comes to cloud-based video surveillance and we want to help educate users on how solutions like our cloud-based offerings provide a reliable and cost-effective solution," said Ryan Strange, CEO of ControlByNet. "With no video storage onsite, e-mail alerts when problems arrive and nothing for vandals to steal, our solution provides residents a greater sense of security and deters malicious vandalism."

Ditch DVRs: Take it to the Cloud: Five Reasons to Make the Move

HOAs and property managers need a security solution that helps them protect the property, as well as minimize the day-to-day security worries. Hosted video security surveillance provides an effective solution that allows them to build for the future instead of buying from the past.

1.    Nothing onsite: No video storage onsite, only network (IP) cameras and switch. There is nothing for vandals or mischievous kids to steal that contains the evidence. Once an act is recorded it is secure.
2.    Always Someone Watching: Solutions like ControlByNet know when cameras, Internet or power has been interrupted. Instead of going weeks without the knowledge of an outage, the system alerts you to the outage so it can be fixed immediately. This greatly reduces the responsibility of the manager of volunteer boards.
3.    Up-to-date Technology: ControlByNet's i-flashback solution allows users to control who accesses the video and archives from any location with Internet access. In addition, cloud-based systems are always up to date with newest technology including access from smartphones, iPhones and iPads. In addition technology enhancements are automatically added with no cost to end user.
4.    Affordable: Cloud-based systems provide a lower cost of entry since there are no server purchases. They also provide a steady rate for service providing greater ease of planning and budgeting
5.    Single Solution for Multiple Areas/Properties: With cloud-based solutions, users can easily combine physically separate locations to keep a single login and view of cameras. From front/back pools to multiple properties to gates and offices, hosted video security surveillance like ControlByNet can combine any combination to work as a single solution.

CBN's no DVR-needed product offerings include i-flashback LOCAL, i-flashback REMOTE and ip-LookOUT. i-flashback is an easy to use, 100-percent browser-based application installed as either an onsite solution, remotely hosted solution or any number of combinations. Both software solutions allow users to manage any number of remote cameras from a single browser; including Internet Explorer, Firefox, as well as the growing number of connected devices including Windows Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android. i-flashback REMOTE, the hosted solution, provides web-based controls for hosting providers to manage multiple servers, users and accounts.

CBN and Homeowners Associations (HOA)

The Flowers Crossing Community knows firsthand the benefits of using ControlByNet. Located in a quiet suburb of Atlanta, the community of Flowers Crossing began seeing incidents from both its residents and unwanted visitors including spray painted doors and tennis screens, late-night swimming and horseplay, throwing chairs and concrete bags in the pool, loitering into all hours of the night and even breaking into the clubhouse and pool areas.

The HOA board began looking at options to stop the behavior, primarily a video surveillance solution that could be assessed from anywhere including board members homes and offices and by the police. One of the most important requirements of the solution was the need for the video to be recorded off of the property. The vandals already proved theyd break into the pump-rooms and clubhouse, so what was to stop them from simply following the camera cable and walking out with the evidence.

Flowers Crossing has two amenity areas, each with a pool and tennis courts. ControlByNet installed four cameras at each area. Using i-flashback cloud-based video surveillance solution, ControlByNet provided Flowers Crossing with a result that left only cameras and a network switch at the locations. Using IP, or digital, cameras allows the community to have everything offsite as well as higher quality images then analog cameras provide. The software also allows the two locations to appear as one for all the viewers; allowing quick access to review video archives or see live video at any time.

"The ControlByNet solution has provided us with valuable information and helped cease the reckless activity. Once word got out that we were on 'candid camera' and that the video was all off-site things really settled down," said Lance Graves, Flowers Crossing HOA board member. "We have also seen benefits beyond security. We now use the system to check on lifeguards, pool service and ground maintenance workers and the board can do this from anywhere with an Internet connection."

About ControlByNet (
ControlByNet provides the most advanced adaptable hosted and managed IP-based surveillance solution on the market. ControlByNet's advanced software is the cornerstone for the new security surveillance business model. By leveraging Software as a Service (SaaS), CBN's solution integrates seamlessly across its products creating limitless installation scenarios. The hierarchal nature of the software allows a single log-in with multiple levels of access from any (Internet) location which leverages existing enterprise resources. With years of development, their software solution is flexible, future-proof and designed to lead the industry. Product offerings include i-flashback LOCAL and REMOTE and ip-LookOUT, its guard monitoring application. While the i-flashback interface is as simple to use as a nanny cam, both versions of the software are sophisticated enough to manage hundreds of remote cameras from a single browser; including Internet Explorer, Firefox or even an iPhone or iPad. They currently use AXIS for remotely hosted cameras but will expand to others as manufacturers provide IP cameras that are deemed highly efficient on the network. For more information, visit

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