In a thought-provoking discussion last month, John Honovich of IPVM stirred the pot with the topic, “Why The Cloud Is Net Negative For Integrators.” One of the key arguments was that the ease of cloud solutions compared to traditional on-site setups could spell the beginning of the end for integrators in the security industry.
In this ever-evolving landscape, we are not one to bet on a single scenario, especially with analytics changing the very scope of the security industry. Even if the thesis holds, integrators can extend their roles beyond safeguarding clients today. Leveraging existing infrastructure, they can propose features for areas such as safety and compliance. The humble camera is evolving into an IoT sensor, thanks to the analytics layer that can be seamlessly added. The traditional notion that CCTV solely protects property and assets is no longer valid and has become promising even more substantial returns on investment. Safety, for example, stands to benefit immensely from these technologies, especially considering the hefty costs associated with work injuries, as revealed by The National Safety Council (NSC), with estimates of $167.0 billion in the US for 2021.
Whether we’re discussing cloud or edge solutions poised to take the market by storm, the changing scope translates to a wealth of potential applications, a surge in camera installations, and an expanded array of stakeholders to serve.
Technological advancements are bound to reshape the service landscape, but one constant remains: integrators with customer-centricity and technical prowess will forever be a vital piece of the puzzle. The cloud is a different business model built upon the same hardware foundation. Software producers have persistently striven to simplify installation and configuration, yet today’s complex interplay of solutions and connections remains a potential pitfall. While big corporations endeavor to offer all-encompassing solutions, ignoring the diverse options in today’s IT solutions market is an unfortunate strategy for both small and large end customers, particularly given the diverse needs of different company stakeholders.
The allure of specialized solutions from agile, innovative vendors is undeniable. Here’s why:
- Agility: Smaller vendors can rapidly develop innovative solutions, often with competitive pricing, while maintaining top-notch quality. They excel in niche areas, tailor the software to meet unique needs, and adapt to distinct requirements and constraints.
- Connected Openness: Many of these companies, when their solutions gain popularity, often get acquired, reflecting their valuable contributions to the market.
At Noctuai, our offering encapsulates these positives. Our commitment to openness and a strong focus on partnership collaboration with integrators, combined with an intelligent design approach, mitigates smaller vendors’ challenges. We’ve tackled some of the most common concerns head-on:
- Resource Optimization: We’ve harnessed the right tools and processes to deliver fast results, including integrating synthetic data into our AI model delivery process, ensuring our solution seamlessly functions as an IoT sensor even in complex use cases.
- Security and Reliability: Our exercises during OEM partnerships and field tests in critical infrastructure systems have fortified our solution’s safety and reliability.
- Scalability: We’ve designed our solutions to scale effortlessly with containerization.
We invite integrators to explore our offering. From the beginning, our approach has been to provide a solution capable of residing on edge devices and in the cloud, offering flexible scalability and a commitment to forming partnerships worldwide. With the launch of our platform, AICam, demoing has never been easier, and customization has never been more accessible.
Join us on a journey to redefine the role of integrators in an innovative and safe future. Discover how our solutions empower integrators to thrive in this dynamic landscape. We’ll build a safer, more intelligent, and more connected world. Explore our offerings today, and stay tuned for more insightful blog posts about business use cases and the latest technical novelties. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay in the loop!