The need for a smart security camera to monitor a home or business is growing daily and becoming a top priority for homeowners across the country. The rise of criminal activity in local neighborhoods, the ease of traveling, and unforeseen events are forcing homeowners and small business owners to consider switching to IP cameras or do-it-yourself smart security solutions. In North America, the increasing market of Home Security Cameras has mainly been influenced by the evolution of hardware and software, leading to new and improved technology at a very affordable price. Looking forward, the market value for North America is projected to reach US$ 14.1 Billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 19.7% during 2019-2024.
Many DIY Home Cameras are well-equipped with features such as 1080p high-resolution sensors, digital zoom, activity alert, bookmarking, color night vision, two-way audio, and human/face detection, providing robust property monitoring, around the clock. But, does security stop there?
You may want to keep your footage secure, just like your home or business. Cloud storage plans are an ideal way to keep your clips safe and sound from would-be thieves or unfortunate accidents.
How does Cloud Storage Work?
Cloud Storage solutions use an off-site server to store all of your video footage and alert clips. You can easily view, playback, download, and search your history directly from a smartphone. Smart IP cameras will use a Wi-Fi connection to upload your footage to a cloud server. But don’t worry, if you experience trouble with your Wi-Fi network most cameras will start recording your footage locally to a Micro SD card. The Smart YI 1080p Home Camera is a great example. It features dual-storage options and switches seamlessly between the two when there is trouble with the Wi-Fi connection.
Ensure that you use a service that stores your footage in a server within the same region that you live in, that way you know the service is adhering to the required data privacy regulations.
Can I Control When My Camera is on and When it Records?
All of the latest cameras from YI Technology utilize two kinds of scheduling. The first option allows you to set a fixed schedule, making it easy to pick what time your camera turns on and what time it turns off. If you don’t want to set a fixed time, you can use the Yi Home App’s ‘Home & Away’ function to turn your cameras off when you are home, and turn them back on while you’re away.
Additionally, all dome cameras come with a built-in privacy mode. Once the camera is off, the lens will recede into the body, making it impossible to record.
Are My Recordings Safe and Secure in the Cloud?
Services such as YI Cloud are 100% GDPR and DSGVO compliant. YI Cloud servers are located in California, Berlin, and Singapore making it easy for customers to store their footage within their home region. All of the footage stored on our servers is secured by 128-bit end to end encryption (the same found within the banking sector).
YI Cloud provides a safe platform for you to upload your footage, allowing you to keep hold of it, no matter what happens to your camera. We strongly recommend adding a YI Cloud service plan to your cameras to keep your footage as secure as your home.
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