When we first launched Ava Cloud Storage, we made a commitment to deliver more than just cloud storage within our infrastructure. Our customers now have multi-layered storage for their data:
- on Ava Cameras and Ava Cloud Connectors
- on Ava Cloud Storage
- on the third-party cloud storage platforms and local files systems of your choice through Ava Storage Connect
Today, with the Ava Aware 5.0 release, the last stage of our Ava Storage Connect layer is available. Users can hold the video recordings from both their Ava Cameras and third-party security cameras in a local storage system. When configured to store locally, Aware uses the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol to save the video data to your local storage.
As in the case of other storage options, you can back up a wide range of data and footage:
- interesting footage
- saved clips
- or all footage
Are you managing public safety for a metropolitan area, responsible for the security of a large retail store or a mall, dealing with compliance, and investigating medical malpractice? With the ability to store in your local file systems, you can accomplish more goals than one.
Backup means that your data is still retrievable in case of theft, corruption, or destruction of your primary storage location (the SD cards in Ava Cameras or disks in Ava Cloud Connectors). Additionally, keeping a second copy of all your recordings can help you meet your compliance requirements.
If bandwidth or network availability is a concern, local storage can be a more suitable choice for you than storing in a cloud location.
Your organization can intelligently configure its own rules and settings for when video surveillance footage is backed up, allowing you to only archive what is important and manage your storage costs. Your Ava Storage Connect license doesn’t place any retention limits on the video data you store from your security cameras, leaving you free to maintain an archive of as much data as you require.
To back up your video data using CIFS, contact your Ava Partner or Sales representative for more information about the Ava Storage Connect license.