Matt Connolly

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Advantages of VIAAS Video Surveillance as a Service

Posted by Matt Connolly on Feb 13, 2019 5:01:12 PM


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Tags: Video Surveillance as a Service, Benefits of Video Surveillance, VSaaS vs. DVR and NVR, Bandwidth Shaping, Video Surveillance in Schools, Video Surveillance Systems

3 Ways Video Surveillance Can Be Used To Tackle Bullying in Schools

Posted by Matt Connolly on Apr 20, 2018 9:17:55 AM

Bullying: The Epidemic Plaguing Our Schools

3.2 million students are affected by bullying each year and 160,000 students skip school every single day to avoid being bullied. These numbers are dumbfounding and show just how much a problem bullying is within schools. This bullying can cause a variety of mental and physical pain to the victims and can ultimately lead them to consider suicide. In fact, it is reported that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people. One way that you can help to combat bullying in schools is by using video surveillance. This can bring the monitoring of students to a whole new level. Here are three ways video surveillance can be used to tackle bullying in schools:

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Tags: Benefits of Video Surveillance, Video Surveillance in Schools

VSaaS: Cloud Storage and Cutting Edge Video Surveillance in the 21st Century

Posted by Matt Connolly on Apr 16, 2018 10:58:55 AM

VSaaS: Video Surveillance as a Service Replaces Antiquated Security Hardware

Enterprises and organizations have been quick to optimize the many benefits of cloud computing to secure sensitive digital data, and now many are turning to the cloud to enhance onsite security as well. In the wake of the workplace shooting at YouTube headquarters and a host of tragic active shooter and terrorist attacks around the globe, the need for optimized surveillance and protection has never been greater. VSaaS is the seamless cloud solution to comprehensive surveillance for all sites, users, and cameras within your organization.

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Tags: Video Surveillance as a Service, VSaaS vs. DVR and NVR

Cirrus, Cumulus, Azure, AWS...

Posted by Matt Connolly on Feb 23, 2018 10:20:45 AM


1. a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.*

Seems like it wasn't that long ago "Cloud" was a weather condition.  I remember my dad describing the various types of clouds and what we could expect when we saw them.  Those conversations guided my cloud thoughts well into my adult life.  But then, along came Cloud Computing.  

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Tags: Insider

Super Surveillance Bowl

Posted by Matt Connolly on Feb 1, 2018 11:07:55 AM

As we approach another Super Bowl weekend and potentially historic game if you are a Tom Brady fan, the subject of security inevitably comes up.  The Super Bowl provides an incredible challenge to the hosting city, Minneapolis Minnesota in this case.  Tens of thousands of fans have descended on a city that's enjoying the hottest party in the country in the midst of a deep freeze.  The logistics required to support the Super Bowl are mind numbing and the arctic temps will make it even more so.  High temp on game day?  6 degrees...  Justin Timberlake will be grateful for a covered stadium I'm guessing!

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Are Surveillance Cameras a Good Idea?

Posted by Matt Connolly on Jan 23, 2018 10:41:32 AM

Surveillance in public spaces and the workplace is more common than ever before.  Changes in culture and technology are driving the trend.  Surveillance has traditionally been viewed as unnecessarily intrusive, even spying.  The "big brother" mentality is giving way to a culture of surveillance tolerance.  I wouldn't say most people embrace surveillance but certainly, there has been a move toward acceptance.  The change is being driven in part by growing numbers of criminal incidents and terrorist acts caught on camera.  Surveillance video evidence disseminated through the media and across the Internet is both useful and fascinating.  Whether it's a package thief, gunman, disgruntled employee, vehicle incident or an act of vandalism, the value of surveillance in identifying perpetrators, solving crimes and delivering indisputable evidence is clear.  

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