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  1. Why did you start out to be a video surveillance platform?

 

Effective surveillance is an integral part of any successful business. When we first launched in 2003, we observed a number of critical shortcomings in traditional video surveillance systems: they just lacked open and scalable technology.  Not only were they powered by bulky physical servers located on-premises, but they were also dangerously exposed to the physical and online risks of their data being compromised. Thus, there was a clear gap in the market that we sought to fill. Cloud-based systems presented themselves as an extremely elegant solution to these challenges. After meticulous design and ideation, we knew we had a product on our hands that had the potential to change the industry forever. 

 

  1. What are the perks of opting Cloudastructure? How is it hassle-free?

 

Cloudastructure is an extremely simple and user-friendly software that lets businesses rapidly conduct complex surveillance operations. Some of the perks of opting for our state-of-the-art technology are: 

 

  • Unified View 

Constantly switching between recorded footage from different locations is a major issue in traditional video surveillance. It turns active monitoring into a tedious and inefficient task, and makes comprehensive surveillance almost impossible. Cloudastructure’s unified view feature allows users to simultaneously view every single one of the surveilled locations on their screen. This makes seeing what’s happening across all locations much quicker and easier. 

 

  • Active Indexing 

Stringent regulations surrounding high-risk sectors, such as the budding cannabis industry, require businesses to keep track of each and every object and person present on their premises. Just like Google indexed the web so you can quickly and easily search the web, we index the video so you can quickly and easily search the video.  Person, vehicle, animal, backpack…with a couple quick search terms, you can find all the footage in which these objects have been detected. The system then makes it possible to closely monitor and recognize minute details such as license plate numbers. 

 

  • Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Cloudastructure’s pioneering technology helps businesses adopt comprehensive surveillance systems for a fraction of what they would otherwise cost. This lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is thanks to the features of our cloud storage that significantly cuts down on both up-front and long term costs. We charge an affordable cost per camera per year. There are also no software licensing fees, no per seat or user fees, no per GB or TB storage fees, and no support fees.

 

  • Cloud-based Cyber Secure Storage in Google Cloud Platform 

Cloud-based secure storage in Google’s Cloud Platform eliminates the need for physical servers. This helps businesses cut down on costs related to physical server upkeep, network security such as router, switches and firewall, and physical security measures like security personnel, maintenance engineers, and so on. Cloud-based servers are a cost-effective solution to outsource all data storage and maintenance tasks.

 

  • Camera Agnostic 

Cloudastructre’s solution works with all camera types, giving you the utmost flexibility to choose the right camera for your surveillance needs. It also allows you to preserve your existing investment in surveillance infrastructure. 

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  1. What other capabilities does Cloudastructure have apart from being the best video surveillance platform?

Cloudastructure is by far the most comprehensive surveillance solution available on the market. It simplifies everything from the collection of surveillance data to its management and accessibility. Our cloud storage technology allows authorized security personnel to access the surveillance data, both live view and recorded history, from anywhere, anytime. Furthermore, this data is efficiently categorized and stored according to a number of custom parameters like date, time, people in the video, vehicles in the video, etc. Cloudastructure’s recognition capabilities make any data collected meaningfully more helpful than any footage captured through traditional video surveillance. 

 

 

  1. How has Covid-19 changed the way you do business?

Both customers and businesses have found it extremely difficult to adapt to the continuously changing protocols prescribed by the health authorities during the pandemic. Cloud-based surveillance systems have helped countless companies transition into this new normal smoothly. This increased demand has helped Cloudastructure reach remote corners of the country, where businesses of every size have chosen to adopt our innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning-based solution. In addition, our active indexing and monitoring capabilities have helped businesses automate monotonous administrative tasks, such as ensuring each customer that enters the premises is wearing a mask, maintaining adequate social distancing, and so on. 

 

  1. Elucidate AI Analytics features.

Our AI analytics features set us apart from every other surveillance platform on the market. These features help your business harness the magic of machine learning in order to automate advanced administration and maintenance tasks that would otherwise require a considerable amount of human input. 

 

Our AI analytics features include critical factors such as time of motion, person, license plate, etc. Powerful new search capabilities such as search by color are also included, easily allowing companies to pull up all relevant footage that contain the keywords ‘red car,’ for example. 

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Our advanced detection capabilities will help businesses and organizations monitor:

 

Vehicles and objects:

Object counting

License plate recognition (LPR)

Wrong-way detection

Color detection 

 

And people:

People counting

Line crossing

People wearing a mask vs. no mask

Gender/age detection

 

  1. Do you have any plans for expansion in the future?

Cloudastructure will continue to add AI/ML analytic features to its already robust enterprise platform.  Additionally, we will have an open API platform to allow for integration with other systems and give customers more power to meet their security needs.  And we do plan on going global next year, making significant inroads in the Intelligent Transportation space.

 

  1. Where do you envision the company in the forthcoming years?

With Cloudastructure, we believe we have successfully captured a significant market niche in the surveillance and security industry. A wide variety of businesses, from small cannabis companies to major universities in states like California, have adopted our solutions in order to centralize and streamline their surveillance. Our impressive performance and enthusiastic investor support provide us with ample reason to believe that Cloudastructure is on its way to becoming a formidable presence in the American and, eventually, the global surveillance and cloud-based security market. 

 

  1. Give us a brief bio of the CEO/Founder/Executive you wish to highlight.

 

Our Chief Technology Officer, Gregory Rayzman, is one of the most ingenious minds to come out of Silicon Valley. His ground-breaking ideas and commitment to meaningful innovation have launched and supported several companies that have gone on to become integral parts of some of the world’s most successful tech conglomerates. He has served as the CTO for TheFind, an online discovery shopping engine that was acquired by Facebook in 2015. He was also a founding engineer and Director of Software Engineering for Annuncio Inc., a leading marketing research company that was acquired by PeopleSoft (now Oracle) in 2002. His technical expertise and vast industry experience have helped Cloudastructure become the face of change in the security market.