Cloud Video Security for Apartments & Multi-Family

March 16 2023

How Property Managers Can Leverage Cloud Video Systems 

Property managers have always had to prioritize security for their properties, but only recently has the issue of security gone beyond physical security measures. Cyber threats are on the rise, and integrated cloud-based video security systems provide a way to protect against both physical and digital threats in a rapidly evolving world. With cloud video security in place, property managers can monitor activity in real-time, from anywhere in the world (as long as they have an internet connection), giving them the assurance that their tenants and assets are safe.

Many property managers find themselves juggling multiple security systems for apartment buildings that have no ability to communicate with each other, leaving the property manager exposed to potential threats as they cycle through numerous platforms to monitor a specific aspect of their overall security system. 

A property manager wears a lot of different hats, and our company wants to make sure that your security duties aren’t technically overwhelming. With a cloud-based video security system, you can rest assured that your property is always being monitored in real time and that no potential threat will go undetected. You don't need to play Lead Programmer trying to integrate all of your different security tools, and you can ditch the spreadsheet that attempts to centralize all of your service providers. From motion sensors to cloud access control systems, Avigilon Alta connects all the tools you need to ensure maximum security in one convenient and comprehensive platform.

Avigilon Alta’s cloud-based security systems for multi-tenant buildings provide a variety of features that make it easy for property managers to track activity in their properties, including:

  • 24/7 live streaming video
  • Automated alerts for suspicious activity
  • Access control integration for door locks and apartment alarm systems
  • Customizable settings for different areas of the property
  • Support for multiple sites from a single dashboard
  • Indexable video archives

The cloud-based video security system offers property managers complete control over their security needs, allowing them to customize settings and alerts to meet the specific requirements of their properties.

What is a cloud video security system for apartment buildings?

Over the past decade "the cloud" has been mentioned more and more often, but the actual concept can be difficult to pin down, and trying to understand how cloud-based technology will benefit your specific use case can be even more abstracted.

The cloud is a type of technology that allows people to access data or services from anywhere in the world. It can be used to store information, run programs and provide secure connections between different devices.

Since 2010, cloud computing has increased substantially. As this technology continues to make its way into our lives, benefits such as remote access to property management systems will become more and more common.

By using the cloud, a user has remote access to their files and applications, whether they are at home or halfway around the world. The cloud is actually a remote set of servers that store data just like the hard drives on our computers, but with the added benefit that you can access this information anywhere that you have an internet connection. Where users used to rely on physical media, and would need to use a USB thumb drive to transfer information between two computers, and would need to install a program on a computer in order to utilize it, data and programs can now run from a single, remote source.

The cloud and video security

Cloud-based systems have been used for various types of applications, including video surveillance. The benefits of using a cloud-based security system for multifamily residential settings like apartment buildings, condominiums, and other types of managed properties are numerous. Cloud-based systems offer easy accessibility, cost savings and more control over security measures than traditional hardwired systems.

The best  security systems for apartment buildings provide property managers unparalleled abilities to monitor and protect their property without needing to cycle through a number of different platforms. Video surveillance cameras, access control systems, and alarm systems for apartments are all connected to a centralized cloud platform which can then be used to monitor activity in real-time from anywhere. This allows property managers to stay informed about activities on their properties as they are happening — from something as routine as a tenant entering a building, to something as out of the ordinary as an intruder setting off an alarm.

Cloud-based video security systems for apartment complexes can store data in the cloud rather than a local server or hard drive. This means that property managers have access to their surveillance system from anywhere.

The benefits of leveraging cloud security systems for multi-tenant buildings

Cloud-based technology is changing the way the world operates, and property managers are no exception. By leveraging the cloud for property management, managers can enjoy a variety of benefits that make it easier to monitor their properties, including:

Centralized management from anywhere

By leveraging cloud-based video security systems, property managers have the ability to access and control their multi-family residential security systems from any location as long as they have access to an internet connection. 

Gone are the days of trying to call your alarm company to disable an alert while juggling calls to the locksmith, an employee and a tenant all at the same time. Simply open the app or hop onto your computer to get full control over your security system with the click of a button.

Real-time visibility and communication

Is that smoke alarm your tenant's dinner, or a real threat? The cloud allows for real-time monitoring and instant notifications of suspicious activity so that you can respond quickly in the event of a security breach or other threat to your property. 

We understand how stressful it can be to wait for someone else to inform you of a potential security issue; with cloud-based video security, you can keep an eye on what's happening on your properties from anywhere — instantly.

Customizable alerts

Property managers can customize the alerts they receive based on their specific needs and preferences, ensuring that nothing goes undetected. You can set specific alerts to each property, or even each unit, since no two tenants or properties are alike. 

Focus on the rest of your work with confidence, knowing that you have customized alerts in place that will keep you informed of exactly what you need to know without the noise of irrelevant notifications.

Multi-site management from a single dashboard

Managing a multi-system security platform for a single platform can be complicated enough without an integrated cloud system, and trying to manage multiple sites across several systems can be a nightmare. 

Avigilon Alta makes it easy to manage all of your properties from one single dashboard, giving you insight into how each property is performing and alerting you of any suspicious activity on any of your units in real-time.

Cloud based video security solution for apartments and condos

Our comprehensive platform offers real-time monitoring and customizable alerts so that you can stay up to date on the activity in your properties from wherever you are. We understand how important it is for property managers to ensure the safety of their tenants and assets, which is why we provide an easy-to-use, cloud-based video security system that helps you stay in control and informed of activity on your properties.

Whether you’re looking for apartment building security cameras or access control systems, cloud-based video security systems for condominiums provide the perfect solution for property managers who are looking to streamline their security monitoring operations and ensure the safety of their tenants and assets.

Multi-family security system integrations in the cloud

Cloud-based technology is changing the way property managers monitor and protect their assets. By leveraging cloud-based security integrations, property managers can take advantage of a range of features to better control, monitor, and manage their properties.

Infrastructure security is the most pressing security issue with cloud-based platforms, according to cybersecurity experts. 

From real-time video streaming with motion detection capabilities, to customizable alerts for suspicious activity and access control integration for door locks and access cards, Avigilon Alta offers property managers the tools they need to protect their properties. With centralized control over multiple sites from a single dashboard, you can rest easy knowing your security needs are in good hands. 

Get the peace of mind you and your tenants deserve with cloud-based security integrations from Avigilon Alta. Take a look at some of the many benefits of cloud-based security integrations and learn how our cloud-based video security systems can help you better protect your investments.

Apartment access control systems

Property managers can use cloud-based video security systems to keep track of who is coming and going from their properties. By linking access events to video in real-time, it’s easier to better identify visitors and guests, while also simplifying access for employees or staff.

This also means that one-off needs, like letting a contractor in for a single afternoon, or granting access to a tenant’s family members during their stay can also be managed with ease and without compromising on existing security protocols. Cloud-based apartment access control systems provide managers with the benefit of remote operations such as unlocking a door or issuing mobile guest passes without having to be on-site.

Physical and cyber systems

Cloud-based security systems can help protect physical assets by securing the network, while also ensuring physical measures are set up to protect data and information on the premises.

Hacking a security system may involve digital exploits, but many times a breach like this is the result of a physical breach, such as accessing the actual hardware that makes up the system. By using a cloud-based security integration, property managers can ensure that their physical and cyber systems are both protected through real-time updates allowing for more uptime and OTA patches to protect against new vulnerabilities.

Integrate your building management systems

Cloud-based security systems can be used to automate a variety of systems like lighting and HVAC, which can be a huge benefit for sustainability and cost efficiency — and can save a trip back to the property after-hours to deactivate an AC unit.

In addition, cloud-based security systems can be linked with tenant apps for handling things like reservations, guest management, IT requests, and more— making it easier than ever to manage a property and its tenants remotely while ensuring that everyone has the support they need.

This is just one of many examples of the benefits of integrating your security and management systems into a single, easy-to-use solution. Avigilon Alta provides a range of cloud-based solutions that can help property managers take control of their properties and keep their tenants safe and secure. 

Surveillance database

All of your surveillance footage is compiled in a single location, and can be indexed and searched through a number of variables including date, time, location, camera number and more. This makes it much easier to locate and review footage in the event of a security breach.

Gone are the days of needing to go to the location in order to pull specific footage, racing to recover video before the cache is automatically refreshed. With Avigilon Alta, property managers have global access to extensive archives of footage that can be retrieved, isolated and shared from anywhere on Earth with an internet connection.

Scalable cloud technology

Cloud-based security solutions are designed to scale with growing needs, allowing property managers to easily expand their system without ever needing to touch the hardware. This also makes it much simpler and cheaper for managing multiple properties from a single dashboard.

This means that expanding your property management portfolio won't come with a compromise in security, as adding new sites to the existing system is as simple as updating your existing dashboard..

We understand that ROI is a key factor when it comes to choosing a security solution, and with our cloud-based platform, property managers can rest assured that their investments are safe and secure in the long run. By eliminating the risk of security oversights stemming from siloed security platforms and complicated remote access protocols, Avigilon Alta provides a comprehensive security solution that is easy to use, cost effective, and can expand as your business does.

Is a cloud-integrated security system for apartment complexes right for your property?

We recognize that it can be difficult to determine whether or not a cloud-based security system is the right investment for your properties. Many property managers may find that they are running into compatibility issues with their existing security systems for apartments or condominiums, but still continue to use clunky, disconnected platforms to manage their properties.

A cloud-integrated security system for your small or large apartment complex makes it easy to manage all of your properties from one single dashboard, giving you insight into how each property is performing and alerting you of any suspicious activity in real-time.

Making sense of the return on your investment as you are considering an upgrade to your security system for a multi-tenant building can be complicated.

We understand that property management is not a one-size-fits-all industry, and we look forward to helping you select the security system that best meets your needs. We work with the biggest and most trusted names in security, and have integrated countless platforms into cohesive, simple, and comprehensive dashboards that give property managers granular control over a complex system.

A world-class integrated security system takes time

When you are working with our team, we will take you from the design phase all the way to implementation and management. Take a look at our process below.


Your job is to manage your properties, and trying to take on the enormous task of designing a cloud-based integrated security system can feel like you need a four-year degree to do right. That's why we are here to bring your system to life, starting with an in-depth evaluation of your needs before going through an extensive design phase. Whether a turnkey solution will suit your needs, or a fully custom system is necessary, our team has the experience and expertise to make it happen.  


We focus on secure, scalable solutions that can deliver the necessary levels of multi-family residential surveillance and security needed for your apartment buildings. Once our design is finalized, it's time to map out the electronic challenges that may be present in your unique property. Our in-house team of engineers will ensure that your system is up to spec and ready for successful installation.


Finally, our expert team of installers will be dispatched to your property and get to work on the installation of your integrated security system for apartments or condominiums. Our installers go the extra mile to ensure that every step of the process is completed to the highest possible standard.

It isn't just a physical system being installed — your apartment building security system is cloud-based, meaning that there are a number of digital aspects of your system that must be installed, programmed, and connected. As with the physical step of running wires and installing peripherals, our team will take on the entire digital installation and customization process.

Once installed, our team handles all testing, certification, and compliance needs to make certain that your system meets all of your company's standards and requirements before we hand you the keys.


Now that you have a cloud-integrated security system for your apartments or condominiums, it's time to get the most out of your investment.

A security system for a multi-unit building is only as good as its operators, which is why our team will train your staff on the system, from basic operation to advanced features and troubleshooting. We want to make sure you get the maximum return on your investment, and our training programs are designed to ensure that your staff can do just that.

Service support

Beyond the initial installation and training, our team provides ongoing support to ensure that your system remains up-to-date and properly maintained. We know that any issue with your system can spell trouble for your tenants, so making sure all aspects of your multi-residential security system are working correctly is our top priority. With our 24/7 service support, you can rest easy knowing that your tenants are safe and secure under your watchful eye and a fully-functioning system.

All of our service and support techs are factory trained, and are committed to providing world-class customer service at all hours of the day or night. Security risks don't sleep, and neither does our support team. We're here when you need us, just like you're there for your tenants, and as your operation expands we're here to support you each step of the way.

The future of property security is here

By leveraging a cloud-native and cloud-connected integrated security system for apartments or condominiums, property managers are able to gain unprecedented insight into their properties, and provide their tenants with unrivaled security. These systems help improve the tenant experience by providing an extra layer of protection from potential threats while also allowing operations to be managed more efficiently.

Our team is here to provide you with all the necessary services in order to make sure your tenants feel safe and secure under your watchful eye. From design, engineering, installation, training and service support—we’re here when you need us! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure your property.