Comparison of LVT's and Other Security Cameras' Storage

LVT stores footage on the cloud. But how is that better than onsite? How does that help our customers?

Last Updated:
December 8, 2023
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James Wang
Marketing Writer

For any parent, the arrival of a baby also coincides with the arrival of a new set of unpredictable events and a new world of frighteningly potential dangers. It starts with babyproofing things like sharp edges, electrical outlets, anchoring furniture, and keeping every item that you have ever owned now locked up and out of reach. That fear only escalates to constantly monitoring every movement and sound from your child through your bleary sleep-deprived eyes from the mundane like their breathing, to crying, to the more interesting like their countless sleeping positions, to whatever horrific thing ended up in their diapers. Constant monitoring of your precious baby never seemed so important.

For many business owners the feeling of responsibility and readiness can be eerily similar. It’s a relentless battle to stay vigilant against potential threats. All in the name of keeping something you care about deeply out of harm’s way. Security systems can help offer some peace of mind by leveraging their capabilities to help you monitor your business and have a 24/7 watchkeeper on guard.

When we think of surveillance systems, the first thing that comes to mind are video cameras. But, just as important as what is being captured by cameras is how that material is being transmitted and stored. Your video is only good as its ability to be viewed, recalled, and utilized to help identify, prevent, and prosecute any unwanted activities.

When analyzing options for transmitting and storing video, it usually comes down to a debate between local storage versus cloud storage. 


Local storage involves housing data on equipment that is physically located onsite. In simple terms, when cameras capture an image, it is relayed directly to a piece of hardware on your premises. They are typically stored on some kind of physical hard drive or a dedicated physical server where the recorded video is preserved and can be recalled and replayed. 

The good news is that with a physical drive or server, it does not need to rely on Wi-Fi and the video is immediately accessible to anyone on location. As a result, bandwidth capacity or signal strength isn’t an added concern. However, with any type of hardware, there is a potential danger for damage, malfunction, or theft of the physical device. It puts the data at an increased risk for loss by floods, fire, or mechanical defects—often without a backup copy available.

Another potential limitation to consider is the storage capacity of your drive or server. As cameras get more sophisticated and produce higher quality images, the demands on storage increase as well. This can limit how much video you can store or how long you can preserve the video before it gets rewritten or recorded over. 


LiveView Technologies (LVT) utilizes a propriety video management system that uses local storage and cloud-based software to power our security cameras for businesses. This allows data to be remotely stored on the units and save on data transference costs. Only the footage requested by the client is transferred to LVT’s cloud storage.. The data is encrypted for protection where it can be recalled if necessary. If it isn’t needed, the unit will smartly overwrite older video with new video ensuring data is manageable and storage capacity is always readily available.

While most cloud-based solutions use Wi-Fi as a means of transmitting video to servers remotely, LVT relies on cellular connections which offers a more stable and reliable connection all without the need for an internet connection.

With a cloud server comes bolstered security measures to safeguard data which can be automatically applied and refreshed through software or firmware updates. This ensures that the most up to date protection protocols are in place.

Utilizing cloud-based wireless surveillance systems also means that there is no additional equipment needed or additional space required to house any type of drive or video playback unit. It also eliminates the need for any type of hard wires or connections which removes another possible area of risk for tampering or theft.

Another advantage of cloud storage is that the actual storage capacity is easily scalable and not limited by physical drives or hardware. As cameras and other technologies improve bandwidth and file sizes increase accordingly, a cloud-based solution can grow with relative ease to match the user’s changing needs. This added flexibility comes without the need for the end user to add or purchase more physical drives that may also increase the footprint in which they are stored.

Lastly, due to the cloud’s far-reaching ability to remotely and finitely store and safeguard video, it also allows anyone to access to their cameras no matter where they are. The freedom to play back and review their available video from any smart device or computer allows multiple approved users to log into the system. This can be an important feature for those needing to grant access to multiple users.

After all, just like raising a child, it takes a village to grow a business and ensure that it is kept protected from any potential threats. While we all want to feel the comfort of being under the watchful eyes of our parents, we don’t necessarily want to feel like we are still using their old-school technology or surveillance systems. While others are bogged down with wires, Wi-Fi signals, and wait times, LVT’s state of the art cloud system provides a turnkey solution that is easy to use and can be up and running in minutes. By utilizing advanced methods to ensure reliable video transmission, stringent data safeguarding, scalability, and instant access to your video wherever and whenever you need, LVT stands out amongst the rest. 

If you’re looking to leverage a cutting-edge, cloud-based wireless system for your business and data, reach out to LVT to see how we can be a difference maker in your village’s security solution.

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