NAVCO introduces cloud-based surveillance service

VideoMetriXs builds on NAVCO’s DVR rental concept
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

ANAHEIM, Calif.—NAVCO, a national systems integrator that launched a DVR-rental program about four years ago, announced it’s offering a new cloud-based surveillance service, called VideoMetriXs, based on the same concept.

“It’s like version 2.0. They don’t own; they rent,” Jim Kauker, EVP of sales and marketing for NAVCO told Security Systems News.

VideoMetriXs allows customers “an enterprise-grade security system” for a monthly fee of about $30 per month per camera. Customers can remotely monitor (live and recorded video) from business locations via smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer or other Internet-connected device. Everything, including the cost of the cameras and other equipment, is included in the monthly fee.

Kauker said the service is designed for one- to four- camera locations. NAVCO is well established in the multi-location retail and banking verticals, but this service will enable NAVCO to go after a new market segment.

“It is affordable for a business that has only one or two locations [requiring one- to four cameras],” he said. This kind of rental service will be attractive to them, Kauker said, because it “doesn’t require the expense or angst that goes along with [a typical surveillance installation].”

In addition to selling this service to new one- and two-location customers, it will sell the systems to its multi-location customers in the banking and retail market. Many of those customers are renting DVRs from NAVCO. This service will replace the DVR rental program, he said.

For customers who have high camera counts and DVRs onsite, VideoMetriXs can supplement that system. Those customers can choose up to four key cameras and store video from those cameras offsite using the VideoMetriXs service. 

NAVCO is partnering with EMC on the cloud storage side and for the initial rollout it’s partnering with Axis Communications for the network cameras.

NAVCO is rolling out this service in all of its 12 branch locations. Partners will install the system in areas outside of NAVCO’s service areas. Kauker said the company is considering rolling out a dealer program for VideoMetriXs outside of its service areas in 2012.