As in years past, the exhibit hall at ISC West was packed with crowds of security and public safety professionals jockeying to view new technologies. On display: drones and robotics, biometrics, continuous monitoring systems, creative intrusion solutions, the extraordinary possibilities of AI, and at the forefront: the cloud.

The cloud remains at the epicenter of new security technologies, tying them together in a comprehensive end-to-end solution, and promising a functionality greater than any of the individual parts alone. The reach of cloud extends to:

Enhanced Remote Monitoring and Management
With a cloud-based physical security system, all remote monitoring can be fed into one platform, available on a user-friendly dashboard. Providing more than just simple convenience, this enables faster response times via powerful multichannel notifications that give security personnel the information they need when they need it.

Scalability and Flexibility for Growing Needs
Scaling security systems to accommodate growth or changing needs can be complex and expensive. Cloud-based solutions offer a more flexible and cost-effective approach. The cloud ensures organizations can secure their assets and people by building upon existing systems and hardware, adding value to what is already in place; and the effortless management of an unlimited number of devices provides unparalleled scalability and flexibility.

Advanced Analytics for Proactive Security
Cloud platforms allow access to powerful alarm analytics that can transform raw security data into actionable insights. The data provided by the cloud can be automated, providing complete system visibility, help in optimizing resource allocation, pattern identification, and the monitoring of device health and site metrics. The real-time reporting of valuable insights through a user-friendly dashboard makes it easier than ever to make data-driven decisions.

Seamless Integration with Other Systems
Cloud-based security systems facilitate a more holistic approach to security by allowing for automated responses to security events. For example, upon detecting a break-in attempt, a cloud system could trigger lockdown protocols, activate alarms, and even adjust lighting to deter intruders and assist security personnel. Moreover, the ability to integrate security systems through powerful APIs, IOT interfaces, and user interface tools allows integrators to accelerate the customer’s time to value.

Inovonics Meets the Ongoing Demand for Cloud Solutions in Security
To meet the industry demand for cloud-based physical security, we launched our own innovative cloud software technology at ISC West this year: Inovonics Cloud Services. This advanced software tool is a natural evolution from our world-class hardware, allowing our customers a complete solution from beginning to end. Inovonics Cloud Services streamlines our technology and grants users the power to manage their Inovonics components easily and reliably from anywhere.

Inovonics Cloud Services offers faster and easier integrations, as well as a cleaner and more user-friendly method for integrating other applications, such as access control and video. Integrators can offer 24/7 monitoring of all Inovonics devices, delivering alarms and complete system data on one all-encompassing dashboard.