Next Level Security Systems’ Cloud Services offers remote multisite video surveillance
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by Shane Henson — September 19, 2012—Next Level Security Systems, a physical security company focused on developing a new breed of networked security solutions, has introduced its NLSS Cloud Services, an offering that gives facilities managers and security professionals remote access and multisite security management from anywhere in the world.

The NLSS Cloud Services offering is available for use with the entire suite of NLSS Gateway technologies. Powered by NextConnect, a patent-pending peer-to-peer technology that efficiently streams live video to an unlimited number of users from a single site, NLSS Cloud Services delivers access to the NLSS Gateway’s features through any Web browser or mobile device, the company says.

NLSS Cloud Services improves upon traditional models of hosted video and access control by eliminating the need to route video and other data through a host computer for each update. NextConnect establishes a direct connection between the remote user and the NLSS Gateway, allowing video to stream faster and smoother with reduced bandwidth consumption. In addition, video quality is not degraded as more users log in to view the same video stream. Other features include:

  • Multisite video display: Stream video from up to four different sites simultaneously to a single view display.
  • Full duplex audio: Talk to local sites from the browser-interface through audio-enabled cameras.
  • Site online status view: LED lights on a map interface indicate whether sites are on or offline.
  • Remote software updates: The NLSS Gateway software can be updated remotely, eliminating the need for on-site support.
  • Automatic database configuration backup: Eliminate downtime in the event of an incident. Automatically back up all database configurations on the NLSS Gateways and connected devices.
  • Configuration replication: NLSS Gateway configurations will replicate when replacing damaged hardware or adding new facilities to avoid costly downtime.
  • Standards-based camera support: Unlike typical hosted models, NLSS Cloud Services is compatible with any standards-based camera, meaning users can choose the devices that best fit their needs.
  • Advance hardware replacement: An extended warranty is included for NLSS Gateways with a NLSS Cloud Services package. Next Level will replace all hardware in the event of a malfunction to help avoid downtime.
  • Unlimited Live Viewing: In the event of an emergency, multiple people need to view live video simultaneously, including police, emergency response teams, facilities managers and more. Traditional remote video systems limit the number of people that access video before it starts to degrade. NLSS Cloud Services, powered by NextConnect, enables an unlimited number of viewers to access the same video simultaneously.