Cloud technology is creating new opportunities for business and IT. Its prompting CIO’s to shift resources to leverage the cloud for greater services, dynamic computing power, increased scalability and reduced costs. For years, CIO’s and directors in the security industry have been faced with challenges of implementation, scalability, and utilization of IT for video surveillance. Founded in 1998 by Martin Renkis, Smartvue Corporation has leveraged the cloud to overcome these challenges. Martin’s industry innovations have garnered 27 patents in the field of network video security and cloud surveillance technologies. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
“In recent years, businesses have rapidly accepted the cloud for critical enterprise functions,” observed Martin. Smartvue has embraced the growth of cloud computing by offering Visual Intelligence (VI) solutions that expand surveillance to leverage the cloud at each step of the business value chain. From input devices, such as surveillance cameras, cloud servers, and Camera to Cloud solutions to remote management and cloud video storage, Smartvue solutions take advantage of the power of the cloud every step of the way. Smartvue also leverages the computing power of the cloud to provide business intelligence tools that offer customer and employee behavior monitoring, consumer insights and video analytics.
The Smartvue VI platform uses the cloud to scale from small to large business, offering different services to different customers. Toby Keith’s, I Love this Bar and Grill locations all use a cloud-based application integrated into Smartvue’s visual intelligence platform to provide video events each time a bartender pours a drink. Hikvision, the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance cameras uses Smartvue as its cloud storage and visual intelligence platform. Smartvue customer Paradies operates 600 retail stores, which include Harley Davidson, Brooks Brothers, Bass Pro Shops, PGA Tour Shops and a dozen more brands. Paradies uses the Smartvue visual intelligence platform for loss prevention and employee management, as well as a tool to understand customer behavior. New Smartvue technologies, coming out soon, track when an employee is staffing the cash register and when they have stepped away, all to improve business efficiencies.
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“Smartvue uses the cloud to provide functionality that its competition doesn’t offer,” said Renkis. Cloud technology makes Smartvue’s surveillance solutions globally scalable, easy to extend, and simple to use. “Smartvue offers a centralized surveillance management solution that leverages the cloud to deliver more at every step in the business value chain,” added Martin. Aside from the processing power and scalability that separates Smartvue from the competition, the cloud creates a cost-effective way to share software-based services, and those cost-savings trickle down to Smartvue’s customers.
Smartvue’s, long-term strategy, and fast-paced work environment enable it to quickly develop new technologies. Smartvue continues to use its experience to innovate on a faster and larger scale. Smartvue stays relevant and continues to deliver amazing new cloud technologies by working closely with its forward thinking customers, such as Microsoft. Strategic partners like Brivo, the leading cloud-based access control company, empower Smartvue to extend its visual intelligence platform into new markets and applications.
Smartvue will continue to develop and innovate amazing new Visual Intelligence solutions that leverage the cloud. The Smartvue team is constantly identifying new opportunities for customers to gain insights and competitive advantages with cutting edge innovations such as cloud powered social surveillance, wearable camera devices, video analytics and robotics.