In the security industry, Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) has been generating plenty of media buzz as an innovative new video surveillance solution. By bringing a Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to the video surveillance market, MVaaS promises increased scalability, reduced start-up costs and simplified deployment. Furthermore, the cloud-based platform puts video into the hands of 1000s of users across departments, offering business insights that can improve profitability and operations.
Like SaaS, MVaaS is gaining traction in companies with fewer resources to devote to video surveillance IT demands. In addition to offering an excellent solution to these smaller businesses, however, MVaaS is also a service that can be quickly and easily scaled up to become an enterprise-level platform.
Due to the inarguably positive impact MVaaS can have on an enterprise’s bottom line, several leading enterprises in the restaurant, retail and cinema industries have in fact already adopted MVaaS solutions over traditional ones. While not appropriate for every enterprise, the potential impact and results derived from MVaaS warrant serious consideration of the technology. For those organizations that decide to deploy a MVaaS solution, it is important to systematically evaluate different MVaaS providers utilizing a checklist like the one described in this white paper to avoid selecting an inadequate provider.