The Advantage of Cloud Video Storage for Businesses


Many business clients will want to have surveillance cameras, and video footage should both be monitored for security purposes and stored in case it needs to be reviewed. What are the benefits of storing that security footage in the cloud?

  • Secure – Of course, this requires that proper encryption is used and that password strength is strong. However, this is a far more secure way of storing data than on a DVR that can easily be destroyed or stolen.
  • Cost-efficient – While the initial cost of a cloud setup can more expensive than a DVR system, having space on a local hard drive eventually becomes far more expensive than storing data in the cloud.
  • Scalability – Again, going back to issues with local storage amounts, if a company doesn’t want to have to rewrite over footage every few days, using online storage is a far more reasonable solution.
  • Easy Access – You can view stored footage from anywhere rather than having to be in the presence of the DVR physically. That means a business owner can monitor security footage from home (or a homeowner can check on his house from the beach, for that matter).

Monitoring Services and Cloud Storage – A Security One-Two Punch

It’s nice to be able to check on one’s business from home or on vacations, but it is even better to know a trained professional can see what is going on if a fire alarm sounds or a motion sensor goes off when no one should be in the building. NMC would be proud to provide your business clients with additional peace of mind. Contact us today at 877-353-3031 to learn more.

Defining Cybersecurity for Clients

Cyber security

For existing clients, you are frequently their primary source of information regarding anything related to security — including in-house data and cloud based information. If you need assistance in creating a cybersecurity solution within your business, contact National Monitoring Center (NMC). We can give you the guidance and resources necessary to create a plan to meet your clients’ needs.


Cyber threats are frequently more frightening than a physical breach. For companies that store vast amounts of proprietary information or financial data at an off-site location, a physical breach may be of nearly no concern. When they turn to you for help, giving them no answer can often lead to the end of your professional relationship with the client.


Some companies may have no idea that cybersecurity is a potential problem. Small businesses that have operated for decades have done so without much concern of a data breach. Go through your client files and generate a call list. Offering a cybersecurity assessment is a great way to revisit your clients and build a trusted relationship. Plus, by visiting the client you have the chance to cross-sell additional security services for their home and office.


You don’t have to have an in-house team to provide a cybersecurity solution. From national brands to small, one-man companies, you can integrate cybersecurity into your suite of services. As a small business, you are likely to work better with other small businesses. Look for a local company providing data security and create a partnership. Frequently, small businesses that are looking for professional help with cybersecurity may also need a physical security system to complement the data security plan.


For small security firms, cybersecurity might appear to be an overwhelming obstacle. However, by leveraging the expertise of NMC along with your own local contacts, you can create tremendous business opportunities thanks to the progression of technology.


Commercial Clients at Risk

Data Security

Health care fraud has always been a huge problem. A security breach can mean stolen data – data that is then translated into fraudulent claims. And now that more Americans have health insurance than ever before, avoiding security breaches should be a top priority for every health care provider. If your sales team is looking for an opportunity in the commercial sector, look no further than the doctors’ offices around you. Contact National Monitoring Center (NMC) for additional information about the key selling points that will help drive sales in one of the most promising niches for 2016.


Small medical practices have been, until now, at a lower risk for being the target of a hack. Generally, there wasn’t a huge amount of usable data. However, as the large medical providers have built more secure systems, the smaller, more vulnerable practices have moved into the center of the target.


Simultaneously, more and more patients are gaining access to affordable health insurance. Claims are increasing, so access to personal information can have a huge value on the data black market. Insurers are swamped with claims and patients are reviewing the medical summaries that come in the mail. The circumstance is ripe for fraud.


The small, medical practice is likely to be far more concerned about breaches in HIPAA rules than data breaches by hackers. To you benefit, HIPAA has trained those professional to think about security; your sales team can skip the basics with these security-minded, medical professionals. In short, awareness becomes a key selling point — how many medical offices are hacked on a regular basis and what liability does the practice carry?


If you aren’t experts in data security, team up with a cyber-security firm to get and give business referrals. Medical practices need physical and virtual security. Ask NMC to help you gain access to that market.