Cloud-Based CCTV : AU Gov Offers Grants to Religious Ministries
Many Australian communities are more inclined to choose cloud cctv systems as monitoring support of their security systems because of its remote access capabilities. Remote security monitoring systems have become very valuable in recent years for places of worship. There has been an increasing number of criminals and terrorists that target churches, mosques and synagogues.
As a matter of fact, the administration of AU Prime Minister Scott Morrison recognized the need of different religious organizations to install cost-efficient CCTV monitoring systems. PM Morrison approved the availability of $55 million community grants to eligible religious sects or denominations. Established under the Safer Communities Fund (SCF), new funding was released specifically for places of assembly and worship of religious ministries. Grants are given as financial support for the implementation of security enhancement projects particularly installations of CCTV cameras among other things.
CCTV Monitoring Systems are Widely Recommended in AU
CCTV cameras are deemed as the most efficient tools that can help religious organizations in communities deter, as well as confront those who perpetrate hate crimes against a specific religion.
According to Australian security experts, statistics show that because of remotely operated and managed security cameras, users were able to deter incidents of crime in a given area by a significant number of times.
I either to a Network Video Recorder (NVR) that stores the recorded footage; or to a server-based Video Management System (VMS).
Today, advancements in technology made it possible for organizations to maintain their CCTV security systems in the cloud.
What Exactly is a Cloud-Based CCTV?
Many misconstrue cloud-based to be the same as web-based. However, it isn’t the case because a CCTV with cloud-based application does not require continuous Internet connection. Cloud users need Internet connection only when uploading or downloading data. That is mainly because a cloud application processes and performs remote monitoring and management tasks directly on a workstation, a local computer or a smartphone. A web-based application on the other hand, requires continuous Internet connection to perform monitoring tasks and functions of devices that work in connection with the Internet of Things (IoT).
A Cloud-based CCTV storage and monitoring system therefore is regarded as more cost effective since the recorded event stored in the workstation or local computer can be viewed by authorized users by way of smartphones and web-based apps. In which case, business owners and authorized managers of the cloud-based CCTV can monitor the status of their property while on the go and wherever they are located.