PSA Network Adds Cloud Collect as Technology Partner

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PSA Network, a consortium of professional systems integrators, has announced the addition of Cloud Collect to its lineup of technology partners. Cloud Collect simplifies the process for security systems integrators and end-users to embrace the cloud via a hybrid on-premise and cloud model for video surveillance.

“Cloud Collect is an exciting addition to our network of partners,” says Matt Barnette, CEO of the PSA Network, whose members boast more than 500 branch locations and employ 13,500 industry professionals. “It’s critical that we have partners who work alongside our integrators in their transition from providing traditional on-premise security storage to cloud storage.”

Cloud Collect follows an on-premise first (OPF) storage model allowing entities to leverage legacy deployed IP surveillance systems with zero hardware replacement while gradually migrating to cloud storage. The Windows-based file system filter driver is preconfigured to send video or data content to the cloud based on any number of policies or parameters defined within premise-based Windows video monitoring service or directly from edge camera analytics.

“Cloud Collect is honored to now be part of the PSA family of product offerings and, believe we are providing the easiest solution for PSA partners to quickly move their clients to cloud storage,” says Skip Sampson, managing partner. “Cloud Collect’s offering was founded and built on feedback from security integrators to address the pain points they have experienced in finding ways to embrace cloud storage.”

The company offers cloud services for integrators at a fixed price per terabyte. The company’s data centers are built on Seagate Lyve and its Cloud Collect Bridge allows integrators to send video content to Seagate Lyve from VMS/NVR platforms. The system also sends select video content directly from a camera or gateway, including 5G cellular gateways. Lastly, there is a cloud billing management and usage monitoring solution in place.

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