There is no doubt that advances in telecommunications have made the world a much smaller place. We might work with a cloud storage provider based on the other side of the country, or a SaaS (News - Alert) provider may be located on an entirely different continent. With the increasing power and prevalence of the cloud, more and more companies that are physically based on one continent are making large gains in other parts of the world. One example of a company that is looking to expand to a global footprint is Camera Manager, a company that specializes in cloud-based video surveillance.
I recently spoke with Tijmen Vos and Rishi Lodhia, co-directors at Camera Manager, about the company, its position in the space, and its vision for the future. Right now, the company’s cloud-based video surveillance platform is tops in Turkey, growing fast in Europe, making headway in Brazil, and beginning to increase in popularity in the United States. Not bad for a five-year-old company.
The fast-growing company is making a move on the US market, where experts are saying that video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) is the next big thing in the space. It requires no hardware on location beyond the camera, which makes it flexible and scalable. In a banking use case, for example, there is no on-site DVR at the ATM that could fail or be stolen. Camera Manager acts as an enabler to make security systems scalable and flexible, with a full-featured API.
Because the deployment of video surveillance in this fashion primarily dips into operating expenditures rather than capital expenditures, it is extremely interesting for many companies, including resellers. Camera Manager has high-quality data centers with secure connections, so the data cannot be hacked, making it far more secure than a DVR.
With this in mind, the company is looking to partner with a number of VARs and continues to grow in Latin America and the United States, hoping to double in size. The co-directors feel that this is a market with almost unlimited potential and that their company is poised to be a leader across multiple continents. It is a small world, after all, and Camera Manager can help make it a more secure one.
Edited by Brooke Neuman